Third Sunday of Lent
Reading I - Ex 20:1-17

In those days, God delivered all these commandments:
“I, the LORD, am your God, 
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.
You shall not have other gods besides me.
You shall not carve idols for yourselves 
in the shape of anything in the sky above 
or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; 
you shall not bow down before them or worship them.
For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, 
inflicting punishment for their fathers’ wickedness 
on the children of those who hate me, 
down to the third and fourth generation; 
but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation 
on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain.
For the LORD will not leave unpunished 
the one who takes his name in vain.

“Remember to keep holy the sabbath day.
Six days you may labor and do all your work, 
but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD, your God.
No work may be done then either by you, or your son or daughter, 
or your male or female slave, or your beast, 
or by the alien who lives with you.
In six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, 
the sea and all that is in them; 
but on the seventh day he rested.
That is why the LORD has blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honor your father and your mother, 
that you may have a long life in the land 
which the LORD, your God, is giving you.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, 
nor his male or female slave, nor his ox or ass, 
nor anything else that belongs to him.”

Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11

R. (John 6:68c)  Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
    giving wisdom to the simple.
R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the command of the LORD is clear,
    enlightening the eye.
R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the LORD are true,
    all of them just.
R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
They are more precious than gold,
    than a heap of purest gold;
sweeter also than syrup
    or honey from the comb.
R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

Reading II - 1 Cor 1:22-25

Brothers and sisters:
Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 
but we proclaim Christ crucified, 
a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 
but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, 
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, 
and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

Verse Before the Gospel -  Jn 3:16 
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.

Gospel  - 
Jn 2:13-25

Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, 
as well as the money changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, 
and spilled the coins of the money changers
and overturned their tables, 
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here, 
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, 
Zeal for your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to him,
“What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them, 
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews said, 
“This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, 
and you will raise it up in three days?”
But he was speaking about the temple of his body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, 
his disciples remembered that he had said this, 
and they came to believe the Scripture 
and the word Jesus had spoken.

While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, 
many began to believe in his name 
when they saw the signs he was doing.
But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, 
and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.
He himself understood it well.​


  ​​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.


Prayer After 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 all the angels,

I may praise Thee for everlasting ages. Amen 


Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, th 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 in to 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

​​​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.