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.

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)

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

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.

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

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 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

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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.

The Ascension of the Lord

Reading I -Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught
until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit
to the apostles whom he had chosen.
He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak;
for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

When they had gathered together they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9

R (6) God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
        or:
R Alleluia.


All you peoples, clap your hands,  shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome, is the great king over all the earth.


R God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R Alleluia.


God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy; the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise. 


R God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R Alleluia. 


For king of all the earth is God; sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations, God sits upon his holy throne.


R God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R Alleluia.

Reading II - Eph 1:17-23

Brothers and sisters: May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.
May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones,
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe,
in accord with the exercise of his great might: which he worked in Christ,
raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come.
And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

Alleluia  - Mt 28:19a, 20b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world.


R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel - Lk 24:46-53


Jesus said to his disciples:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;
but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.

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​​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.