PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT 

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. 
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity So that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
In the communion of the Father and the Son,
Forever and ever.  Amen

PENITENTIAL ACT:

All:  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,

(striking your breast, say:)  through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;

(Then continue with:) 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.

Priest:   Lord, have mercy.   -OR-  Kyrie, eleison.          

All:       Lord, have mercy.     -OR-  Kyrie, eleison.

Priest:   Christ, have mercy. -OR-  Christe, eleison.

All:       Christ, have mercy.   -OR-  Christe, eleison.

Priest:    Lord, have mercy.  -OR-  Kyrie, eleison.

All:        Lord, have mercy.    -OR-  Kyrie, eleison

REGINA CAELI PRAYER:

V. Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia,
R. The Son you merited to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray to God for us, alleluia
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia
Let us pray.
God of life you have given joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his     mother the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Readings and Prayers for Mass

PRAYER AFTER HOLY COMMUNION:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.  Body of Christ, save me.  Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water flowing from the side of Christ, purify me.  Passion of Christ, comfort me.

O good Jesus, hear me.  Hide me within Thy wounds.

Never permit me to be separated from Thee. From the malignant enemy defend me.
At the hour of my death call me,  And cause me to come to Thee,

That with the saints and the Angels,  I my praise Thee for everlasting ages.

Amen
(skip to PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL)

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ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,  and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at the moment receive you sacramentally,  come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen

PRAYER FOR EVANGELIZATION:

Ever present God, we give you thanks for the gift of your Son, Jesus. We thank you for the unity we find in Him.
We ask you to send Your Holy Spirit upon us. ...that we might boldly proclaim Your love
...that we might courageously speak Your truth ...that we might humbly live as Jesus did,
ever faithful to You, ever joyful in Your service, ever hopeful that Your kingdom will burst forth in this moment.
Send us valiantly forth with the Good News that in this place, in this parish. 
Jesus is alive, welcoming the lost and leading us all to lives of merciful compassion!
We ask this through Christ, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit as One God, forever and ever.

Amen

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL:

Saint Michael the Archangel, Defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God,

Thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

NICENE CREED:

All:  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, (bow) and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,and became man. (raise from bow)  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.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,  Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.  We fly to you today as your beloved children.

We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,  that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,

health of the sick and cause of our joy.  Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,   help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

GLORIA:

All: Glory to God in the highest, 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.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:


Priest:
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life.


All:  Blessed be God for ever. 

Priest:  Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

All:  May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

Priest:  The Lord be with you.


All:  And with your spirit.


Priest:  Lift up your hearts.


All:  We lift them up to the Lord.


Priest:  Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.


All:
 It is right and just.

Priest:  ... And so with the Angels and the Saints we  declare your glory, as with one voice we acclaim:


All:   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.

Priest:  The mystery of faith.

All:  We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
                 -OR-
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
                 -OR-
Save us, Savior of the world,  for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Priest:    At the Savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say: 


All:   Our Father, who art in heaven,  hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.   Give us this day our daily bread, 
and forgive us our trespasses,  as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Priest:   Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


All:   For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever.  Amen

Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.


All: And with your spirit.


Priest:  May this mingling of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it.

All:  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.

Priest:  Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

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

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1  - Wis 18:6-9

The night of the passover was known beforehand to our fathers,
 that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith,
 they might have courage.
 Your people awaited the salvation of the just
 and the destruction of their foes.
 For when you punished our adversaries,
 in this you glorified us whom you had summoned.
 For in secret the holy children of the good were offering sacrifice
 and putting into effect with one accord the divine institution.

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22

R. (12b) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Exult, you just, in the LORD;
 praise from the upright is fitting.
Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
 the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
 upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
 and preserve them in spite of famine.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Our soul waits for the LORD,
 who is our help and our shield.
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
 who have put our hope in you.
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Reading 2 -Heb 11:1-2, 8-19

Brothers and sisters:
Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
Because of it the ancients were well attested.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place
that he was to receive as an inheritance;
he went out, not knowing where he was to go.
By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,
dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;
for he was looking forward to the city with foundations,
whose architect and maker is God.
By faith he received power to generate,
even though he was past the normal age
—and Sarah herself was sterile—
for he thought that the one who had made the promise was
trustworthy.
So it was that there came forth from one man,
himself as good as dead,
descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
and as countless as the sands on the seashore.

All these died in faith.
They did not receive what had been promised
but saw it and greeted it from afar
and acknowledged themselves to be strangers and aliens on earth,
for those who speak thus show that they are seeking a homeland.
If they had been thinking of the land from which they had come,
they would have had opportunity to return.
But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one.
Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God,
for he has prepared a city for them.

By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac,
and he who had received the promises was ready to offer his only son,
of whom it was said,
“Through Isaac descendants shall bear your name.”
He reasoned that God was able to raise even from the dead,
and he received Isaac back as a symbol.



Alleluia - Mt 24;42a, 44

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Stay awake and be ready!
For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel -Lk 12:32-48

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,
for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
Sell your belongings and give alms.
Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out,
an inexhaustible treasure in heaven
that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

“Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.  
Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
And should he come in the second or third watch
and find them prepared in this way,
blessed are those servants.
Be sure of this:
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
the Son of Man will come.”

Then Peter said,
“Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”
And the Lord replied,
“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
whom the master will put in charge of his servants
to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
Truly, I say to you, the master will put the servant
in charge of all his property.
But if that servant says to himself,
‘My master is delayed in coming,’
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
to eat and drink and get drunk,
then that servant’s master will come
on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
and will punish the servant severely
and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
That servant who knew his master’s will
but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
shall be beaten only lightly.
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

Or




​​Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.

All:  Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

(The Priest kisses the book, saying quietly:)
Through the words of the Gospel may our sins be wiped away.