3Introductory RitesThe Introductory Rites gather the community and allow the people to unite in mind, heart and spirit.Please note: Changes to the text are shown in larger print and are also in bold type.
4Entrance ChantWe stand and join together as Christ’s people, opening the celebration by raising our voices in praise of God who is present among us.The entrance chant or song accompanies the procession of the priest, deacon or other ministers to the altar.
5Sign of the Cross & Greeting Celebrant: In the name of the Father, and of the Son,and of the Holy Spirit.People: Amen.Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,and the love of God,and the communion of the Holy Spiritbe with you all.ORGrace to you and peace from God our Fatherand the Lord Jesus Christ.The Lord be with you.People: And with your spirit.
6Penitential ActBefore we hear God’s word, we acknowledge our sins humbly, ask for mercy and accept God’s pardon.As a community we express sorrow for our sins in ONE of THREE forms provided in the Penitential Act.
7Penitential Act 1 and to you, my brothers and sisters, Celebrant: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins,and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.People: I confess to almighty Godand 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,And, striking their breast, they say: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.
8Penitential Act 1 continued Celebrant: May almighty God have mercy on us,forgive us our sins,and bring us to everlasting life.People: Amen.
9Penitential Act 2Celebrant: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins,and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.Have mercy on us, O Lord.People: For we have sinned against you.Celebrant: Show us, O Lord, your mercy.People: And grant us your salvation.Celebrant: May almighty God have mercy on us,forgive us our sins,and bring us to everlasting life.People: Amen.
10Penitential Act 3Celebrant: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins,and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:Lord, have mercy.People: Lord, have mercy.Celebrant: You came to call sinners:Christ, have mercy.People: Christ, have mercy.Celebrant: You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord, have mercy.
11Penitential Act 3 continued People: Lord, have mercy.Celebrant: May almighty God have mercy on us,forgive us our sins,and bring us to everlasting life.People: Amen.
12GloriaThis is an ancient hymn and a joyful act of praise to God.Whenever possible, the Gloria should be sung rather than recited.The Gloria is used at Sunday Masses outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Solemnities and Feasts, and at special celebrations.
13Gloria We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, 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;receive our prayer;
14Gloria continued All: 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.
15Collect It begins with ‘Let us pray’ where we pray our own intentions. The Collect or Opening Prayer concludes the Introductory Rites.It begins with ‘Let us pray’ where we pray our own intentions.The priest then gathers or collects the intentions of the people and offers these intentions to God.The people now take their seats to listen to the Word of God.
17The Liturgy of the Word We are seated as we listen to God’s word. God is revealed to us in the proclamation of the Holy Scriptures.We are seated as we listen to God’s word.We stand as we sing the acclamation before the Gospel.We are seated when we listen to the homily.We stand to profess our faith and respond with our prayers.
18The Liturgy of the Word The First Reading The Psalm The Second Reading AlleluiaGospelHomily
19Profession of FaithWe stand and respond to the Word of God by affirming our belief in the truths that unite us as one Body in Christ.The Profession of Faith is sung or said by the priest with the people on Sundays and Solemnities.
20Nicene 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 salvationhe came down from heaven,
21Nicene Creed in accordance with the Scriptures. At the words that follow up to and including and became man, all bow.All: 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 dayin accordance with the Scriptures.He ascended into heavenand is seated at the right hand of the Father.He will come again in gloryto judge the living and the deadand his kingdom will have no end.
22Nicene CreedAll: 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 sinsand I look forward to the resurrection of the deadand the life of the world to come.Amen.
23Apostles CreedThe Apostles Creed can also be used, especially during Lent and Easter.
24Apostles Creed All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow.who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died and was buried;he descended into hell;on the third day he rose again from the dead;he ascended into heaven,and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
25Apostles Creed All: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins,the resurrection of the body,and life everlasting.Amen.
26The Prayer of the Faithful The Liturgy of the Word concludes with the Prayer of the Faithful.We unit with one another by praying for today’s needs in the Church and the world.We are seated as the gifts are taken to the altar.
28The Liturgy of the Eucharist We have gathered and have been challenged and formed by God’s word.We now focus our attention on the altar.We express our participation by making an offering, bringing forward the bread and wine and other gifts to relieve the needs of the Church and the poor.
29Invitation to Prayer Celebrant: Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters), that my sacrifice and yoursmay be acceptable to God,the almighty Father.The people stand and reply:People: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your handsfor the praise and glory of his name,for our goodand the good of all his holy Church.
30The Eucharistic Prayer Celebrant: The Lord be with you.People: And with your spirit.Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.People: We lift them up to the Lord.Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.People: It is right and just.
31The Sanctus People: 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.The people kneel
32Memorial Acclamation Celebrant: The mystery of faith. People: We proclaim your Death, O Lord,and profess your Resurrectionuntil you come again.OR When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,we proclaim your Death, O Lord,OR Save us, Saviour of the world,for by your Cross and Resurrectionyou have set us free.
33Memorial Acclamation continued Celebrant: Through whom you continue to make all these good things, o Lord;you sanctify them, fill them with life,bless them, and bestow them upon us.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.People: Amen.The people stand
34The Lord’s Prayer and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say: Celebrant: At the Saviours commandand formed by divine teaching,we dare to say:People: Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed by thy name;thy kingdom come, thy will be doneon 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.
35The Lord’s Prayer graciously grant peace in our days, Celebrant: 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 sinand safe from all distress,as we await the blessed hopeand the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.People: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.
36The Sign of Peace Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be with you always. People: And with your spirit.Celebrant: Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
37Breaking of the BreadCelebrant: May this mingling of the Body and Bloodof our Lord Jesus Christbring eternal life to us who receive it.People: 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.The people kneel
38Communion behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Celebrant: 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.People: Lord, I am not worthythat you should enter under my roof,but only say the wordand my soul shall be healed._____________Celebrant: The Body of ChristCommunicant: Amen
39The Communion RiteThe Communion Rite concludes with the Prayer After Communion, where the people stand.Announcement can be made following the Prayer After Communion.
41The Concluding RitesThe Concluding Rites bring the Mass to a close telling us to go forth and continue God’s mission in the world.
42The Dismissal Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit.Celebrant: 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 Go in peace.People: Thanks be to God.
43ReferencesEnglish Translation of the Roman Missal International Committee on English in the Liturgy.The New Order of Mass- Peoples Booklet available from The Liturgical Commission, Brisbane.The General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Interim Text for Australia. May 2007 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.Become One Body One Spirit in Christ- DVD Resource