Various Needs II – God Guides His Church
along the Way of Salvation
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
V. Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to the Lord.
V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father,
creator of the world and source of all life.
For you never forsake the works of your wisdom,
but by your providence
are even now at work in our midst.
With mighty hand and outstretched arm
you led your people Israel through the desert.
Now, as your Church makes
her pilgrim journey in the world
you always accompany her
by the power of the Holy Spirit
and lead her along the paths of time
to the eternal joy of your Kingdom,
through Christ our Lord.
And so, with the Angels and Saints,
we, too, sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
2. The Priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy and to be glorified, O God,
who love the human race
and who always walk with us on the journey of life.
Blessed indeed is your Son, present in our midst
when we are gathered by his love,
and when, as once for the disciples, so now for us,
he opens the Scriptures and breaks the bread.
He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Therefore, Father most merciful,
we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit
to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine,
He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:
that they may become for us the Body and X Blood
He joins his hands.
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
On the day before he was to suffer,
on the night of the Last Supper,
He takes the bread and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in adoration. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
He takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice, gave you thanks
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW
AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU
AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration. Then he says:
The mystery of faith.
And the people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection until you come again.
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
Save us, Savior of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
My Lord and my God.
Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:
Therefore, holy Father, as we celebrate the memorial
of Christ your Son, our Saviour, whom you led
through his Passion and Death on the Cross
to the glory of the Resurrection,
and whom you have seated at your right hand,
we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again
and we offer you the Bread of life
and the Chalice of blessing.
Look with favour on the oblation of your Church,
in which we show forth the paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us,
and grant that, by the power of the Spirit of your love,
we may be counted now and until the day of eternity
among the members of your Son,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.
C1. And so, having called us to your table, Lord,
confirm us in unity,
so that, together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
with all Bishops, Priests and Deacons,
and your entire people,
as we walk your ways with faith and hope,
we may strive to bring joy and trust into the world.
C2. Remember our brothers and sisters (N. and N.),
who have fallen asleep in the peace of your Christ,
and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.
Admit them to rejoice in the light of your face,
and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life.
Grant also to us, when our earthly pilgrimage is done,
that we may come to an eternal dwelling place
and live with you for ever; there, in communion
with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with the Apostles and Martyrs,
(with Saint N.: the Saint of the day or Patron)
and with all the Saints,
we shall praise and exalt you
He joins his hands.
through Jesus Christ, your Son.
He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says:
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: