Order of the Mass

Below you will find a step by step explanation of the Mass.
Bold are the parts the people in the assembly say our loud
[Brackets] prompt us to move
ALL CAPS are major sections of the Mass
Outline of Mass:

[STAND]
For the Beginning of Mass

INTRODUCTORY RITE
ENTRANCE SONG:

GREETING:

Priest: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Or
The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

PENITENTIAL RITE:
PRIEST (INVITATION):
Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

FORM A (Confiteor)
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 chest:)
through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;
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.
Amen

FORM B (Dialogue)
Priest: Have mercy on us, O Lord.
All: For we have sinned against you.
Priest: Show us, O Lord, your mercy.
All: And grant us your salvation.

FORM C (Kyrie with tropes)
Minister: You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:
Lord, have mercy or Kyrie eleison
All: Lord, have mercy or Kyrie eleison
Minister: You came to call sinners:
Christ, have mercy or Christe eleison
All: Christ, have mercy or Christe eleison
Minister: You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us:
Lord, have mercy or Kyrie eleison
All: Lord, have mercy or Kyrie eleison

At the end of any of the above forms:
PRIEST (Prayer for Absolution)
May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
All: Amen

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.


OPENING PRAYER

Priest prays the prayer...
All: Amen.

[SIT]

LITURGY OF THE WORD
Find the Mass readings HERE
FIRST READING:
Reader: A reading from the...
Reader: Proclaims the reading
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: (Usually sung—Please join us.)

SECOND READING:
Reader: A reading from the...
Reader: Proclaims the reading
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

[STAND]

ALLELUIA:
All: Alleluia!

GOSPEL:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
Priest: A reading from the holy gospel according to _________.
All: Glory to you, O Lord.
Priestor Deacon: Proclaims the Gospel...
Priest or Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

[SIT]

HOMILY

[STAND]

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,

At the words that follow, up to and including "and became man," all bow.
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

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.

UNIVERSAL PRAYER
(sometimes called Prayers of the faithful, Petitions, or General Intercessions):

Priest or Reader: Reads the petition...
At the end of the petition Priest of Reader says: We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord, hear our prayer.

[SIT]

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS/PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR:

[If there is no singing during the presentation of the gifts, the priest may say the following prayers aloud, and the people may respond. But if a presentation song is being sung, the priest recites these prayers inaudibly, and the people's response is omitted.]
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 forever.
Priest: By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink.
All: Blessed be God forever.

[STAND]

Priest: Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters), 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 God's name, for our good, and the good of all God's holy Church.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS:

Priest: Prays a prayer over the offerings....
All: Amen.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER:

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 continues Eucharistic Prayer...

Holy, Holy Prayer (Also called the “Sanctus”):
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!


[KNEEL]

Priest continues Eucharistic Prayer...


Memorial Acclamation:
Priest: The mystery of faith...
All: respond with one off the following three forms
A – We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

or
B – When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come
again.

or
C – Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Priest continues Eucharistic Prayer...

Doxology and Great Amen:


Priest: Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
allglory and honor is yours, forever and ever.
All: Amen [may be sung]

[STAND]

LORD’S PRAYER:
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.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver from evil.
Amen.


Priest: Deliver us, Lord, 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 forever.

SIGN OF PEACE:.

Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant us her peace and unity in accordance of your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.

All: Amen.

Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

All: And with your spirit.


Priest: Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

“Peace be with you.” Or “Peace.”

LAMB OF GOD: (May be sung)

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.

[KNEEL]

COMMUNION RITE:

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.

RECEPTION OF COMMUNION
Communion Minister: The body of Christ.
Communicant: Amen.
Communion Minister: The blood of Christ.
Communicant: Amen.

[KNEEL] when you return to the pew

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

[STAND]

Priest: Let us pray...
All: Amen

CONCLUDING RITE
GREETTING

Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

BLESSING
OPTION A

Deacon or Priest: May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
All: Amen.
OPTION B

Deacon or Priest: Bow your heads and pray for God's blessing.
Deacon or Priest: May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

DISMISSAL

Priest or Deacon:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Or
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.
Or
Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life.
Or
God in peace..
All: Thanks be to God.

CLOSING SONG:
Please join in singing