Mass Liturgy

Mass during Ordinary Time.
+In the name of the Father,
And of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

WELCOME

Almighty God,
our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

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.

The Collect or Opening Prayer is said or sung.
Please REMAIN STANDING

Priest Let us pray.

After the prayer, all respond:
Amen.

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
One or two passages from the Scripture are read, during which we SIT. At the end, the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

We STAND to greet the Holy Gospel, the priest says the acclamation.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, Lord.

At the end of the Gospel:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

THE CREED
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made
.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again 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
.

We 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 worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen
.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Response
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.
At the end of the prayers, this prayer may be said:
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

The priest may pray the Offertory Prayers to which the response is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Pray, my brothers and sisters, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.
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 Church.

The Lord be with you.
and also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Priest Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The priest then sings or says a preface. At the end we sing or say:
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
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.

After which we KNEEL
After the Lord’s words are said over the bread and the cup we respond:
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.


The Priest continues to praise God, Eucharistic Prayer ends:
… for ever and ever.
Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Let us pray with confidence
as our Saviour taught us;
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.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. For ever and ever. Amen.

BREAKING OF THE BREAD
We break this bread
To share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, Because we all share in one bread.

Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

The priest says the post-communion prayer

Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL

The Lord be with you.
and also with you.

The peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God.
And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

The Lord be with you
And also with you.
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
And rise in Glory.
The Mass is ended, go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.