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

​​​Holy Infant Catholic Church

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)

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading I - Ex 16:2-4, 12-15
The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 
The Israelites said to them, “Would that we had died at the LORD’s hand in the land of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!  But you had to lead us into this desert to make the whole community die of famine!”

Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will now rain down bread from heaven for you. Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion; thus will I test them, to see whether they follow my instructions or not.

“I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them: In the evening twilight you shall eat flesh,
and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread, so that you may know that I, the LORD, am your God.”

In the evening quail came up and covered the camp. In the morning a dew lay all about the camp,
and when the dew evaporated, there on the surface of the desert were fine flakes like hoarfrost on the ground. 
On seeing it, the Israelites asked one another, “What is this?” for they did not know what it was. But Moses told them,
“This is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.”

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54
R.  The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us,
we will declare to the generation to come the glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength and the wonders that he wrought.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
He commanded the skies above and opened the doors of heaven;
he rained manna upon them for food and gave them heavenly bread.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
Man ate the bread of angels, food he sent them in abundance.
And he brought them to his holy land, to the mountains his right hand had won.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.


Reading II Eph 4:17, 20-24
Brothers and sisters:
I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; that is not how you learned Christ, assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him,
as truth is in Jesus, that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self,
created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.


Alleluia - Mt 4:4b
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
One does not live on bread alone,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel - Jn 6:24-35
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there,
they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 
And when they found him across the sea they said to him,
“Rabbi, when did you get here?”  Jesus answered them and said,
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. 
Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” 
So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” 
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” 
So they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? 
What can you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:
He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
So they said to him,  “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”​

 

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.