Various Needs III – Jesus, the Way to the Father
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,
holy Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
through Christ our Lord.
For by your Word you created the world
and you govern all things in harmony.
You gave us the same Word made flesh as Mediator,
and he has spoken your words to us
and called us to follow him.
He is the way that leads us to you,
the truth that sets us free,
the life that fills us with gladness.
Through your Son
you gather men and women,
whom you made for the glory of your name,
into one family, redeemed by the Blood of his Cross
and signed with the seal of the Spirit.
Therefore now and for ages unending,
with all the Angels, we proclaim your glory,
as in joyful celebration 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. By our partaking of this mystery, almighty Father,
give us life through your Spirit, grant that we may be conformed to the image of your Son,
and confirm us in the bond of communion,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
with all other Bishops, with Priests and Deacons,
and with your entire people.
Grant that all the faithful of the Church,
looking into the signs of the times by the light of faith,
may constantly devote themselves
to the service of the Gospel.
Keep us attentive to the needs of all
that, sharing their grief and pain, their joy and hope,
we may faithfully bring them the good news of salvation
and go forward with them
along the way of your Kingdom.
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.)
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: