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.

Readings and Prayers for Mass

​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER:

Come, Holy Spirit, and guide us throughout the Diocese of Richmond as we embark on our third century in Your service.


We humbly ask You to strengthen our trust in You and our eagerness to share the Gospel message with others.


Enkindle in us a keen desire to grow in our relationship with You and to encounter You in Your sacraments.

Through the intercession of Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, and St. Vincent de Paul, may we experience a new Pentecost and a profound renewal of faith in our diocese, our parishes, our families and our hearts.

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

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

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 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

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 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

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.

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.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I - Wis 2:12, 17-20
The wicked say:
    Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
        he sets himself against our doings,
    reproaches us for transgressions of the law
        and charges us with violations of our training.
    Let us see whether his words be true;
        let us find out what will happen to him.
    For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
        and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
    With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
        that we may have proof of his gentleness
        and try his patience.
    Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
        for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8
R. The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me, and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer; hearken to the words of my mouth.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
For the haughty have risen up against me, the ruthless  seek my life;
    they set not God before their eyes.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
R. The Lord upholds my life.

Reading II - Jas 3:16—4:3
Beloved:
Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. 
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity. 
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from? 
Is it not from your passions that make war within your members? 
You covet but do not possess. 
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war. 
You do not possess because you do not ask. 
You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Alleluia - Cf. 2 Thes 2:14
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel - Mk 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it. 
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” 
But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?” 
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. 
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” 
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”

​​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.


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.