Readings and Prayers for Mass

​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church

September 27, 2020
Bicentennial Regional Mass

 

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.


FIRST READING
Zephaniah  3: 14-18


Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!

  sing Joyfully, O Israel!

Be glad and exult with all your heart,  O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has removed the judgment against you, he turned away your enemies;

The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear.

On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:

  Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!

The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior;

He will rejoice over you with gladness and renew you in his love,

He will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.


RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-7, 7-8, 9


R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands.

His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth; the upright generation shall be blessed. 

R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Wealth and riches shall be in his house; his generosity shall endure forever.  

Light shines through the darkness for the upright;

he is gracious and merciful and just

R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Well for the man who is gracious and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice;

He shall never be moved;

the just one shall be in everlasting remembrance.


R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.


An evil report he shall not fear.

His heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is steadfast; he shall not fear till he looks down upon his foes


R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.


Lavishly he gives to the poor,

his generosity shall endure forever; his horn shall be exalted in glory.


R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.



SECOND READING
1 Corinthians 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
John  10:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia. 

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;  I know my sheep, and mine know me!

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GOSPEL
Matthew 9: 35-38

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every desease and illness.


At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.


Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest."


Priest:
The Gospel of the Lord.

All:
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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


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.


Bicentennial Prayer of the Diocese of Richmond:
Father of lights,
the radiance of You Son

has guided the advance of the Gospel 

across the Diocese of Richmond for two centuries,
strengthening our Church

from the Eastern Shore

to the Cumberland Gap, 
Grant that the nearness of Your Son

may dispel the darkness of our sins,

so that as our love increases more and more,

we may dare more than ever to fearlessly proclaim the word.
Holding fast to the word of life, 

may we shine like stars in the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Your Son,

who lives and reigns with You

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God for ever and ever.

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 devine 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


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 Saint Michael:
Saint Michael the Archangel,

Defend us in battle;

be our protection against the wickedness and snare 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


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.


A 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