Mass Prayers and Responses

Prayer for Vocations


Almighty and eternal God, who in your great mercy hear our prayer, the harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few, we plead to you to send out laborers for your harvest.

In your mercy, open the hearts of your servants whom you call to the priesthood to hear and respond. In your mercy, open our hearts that we may become a community that fosters greater vocations through our prayers and open support of those whom you call.

Through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Amen.


Greeting


Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.



Penitential Act


Form A (The Confiteor)

EVERYONE: I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God



Form B

Priest: You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Priest: You came to call sinners: Christ, have mercy.

All: Christ, have mercy.

Priest: You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord, have mercy.



Gloria


Priest: Glory to God in the highest,

All:   and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Creed - The Nicene Creed


I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.



Holy, Holy, Holy


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.



Memorial Acclaimation


Version A

We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
unitl you come again.


Version B

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
unitl you come again.


Version C

Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.



Lamb of God


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.



Invitation to Communion


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Concluding Rites


Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.



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