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.

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

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.

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
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​​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church

Readings and Prayers for Mass

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

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

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.

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

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.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 70

Reading 1

Zep 2:3; 3:12-13

Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth,
who have observed his law;
seek justice, seek humility;
perhaps you may be sheltered
on the day of the LORD's anger.

But I will leave as a remnant in your midst
a people humble and lowly,
who shall take refuge in the name of the LORD:
the remnant of Israel.
They shall do no wrong
and speak no lies;
nor shall there be found in their mouths
a deceitful tongue;
they shall pasture and couch their flocks
with none to disturb them.

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10

R. (Mt 5:3) Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!
or:
R. Alleluia.
The LORD keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free.
R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!
or:
R. Alleluia.
The LORD gives sight to the blind;
the LORD raises up those who were bowed down.
The LORD loves the just;
the LORD protects strangers.
R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!
or:
R. Alleluia.
The fatherless and the widow the LORD sustains,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
The LORD shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia.
R. Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2

1 Cor 1:26-31

Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.
Not many of you were wise by human standards,
not many were powerful,
not many were of noble birth.
Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise,
and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,
and God chose the lowly and despised of the world,
those who count for nothing,
to reduce to nothing those who are something,
so that no human being might boast before God.
It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus,
who became for us wisdom from God,
as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,
so that, as it is written,
"Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord."

Alleluia

Mt 5:12a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad;
your reward will be great in heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel

Mt 5:1-12a

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven."
 

 
​​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.