Four Parts of the Mass The Introductory Rite The Liturgy of the Word The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Concluding Rite
The Introductory Rite Congregation stands Entrance hymn Ministers enter the sanctuary Priest makes the sign of the cross
The Introductory Rite The priest greets us all: The Lord be with you. We respond: And also with you.
The Introductory Rite The Penitential Act The priest says: Lord, we have sinned against you: Lord have mercy. We respond: Lord have mercy
The Introductory Rite The Gloria is sung. As we sing it our hearts are filled with praise for God. We do not sing the Gloria in Advent or Lent
The Introductory Rite The Opening Prayer is led by the priest. He invites us to reflect for a short time and says: Let us pray After the silent reflection he prays the opening prayer from the Sacramentary We respond by saying: Amen
The Liturgy of the Word We sit and prepare to hear the Word of the Lord On Sundays we listen to 3 readings and a psalm On weekdays we listen to 2 readings and a psalm
The Liturgy of the Word The First Reading is usually taken from the Old testament During Easter it is taken from the Acts of the Apostles When the reading is finished the Lector says: The Word of the Lord We respond: Thanks be to God
The Liturgy of the Word The Responsorial Psalms are holy songs form the Bible They can be spoken or sung
The Liturgy of the Word The community stands which allows Christ to be present to the people The Alleluia is sung The Gospel is read by the priest or deacon
The Liturgy of the Word The deacon or priest say: The Lord be with you. We respond: And also with you. The deacon or priest say: A reading form the Gospel according to ______ We respond: Glory to you Lord We make the sign of the cross on our foreheads, mouth and hearts
The Liturgy of the Word After the Gospel reading the priest or deacon says: The Gospel of the Lord We respond: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
The Liturgy of the Word The Homily follows the Gospel reading The priest or deacon helps us understand the meanings of the Bible readings and the lessons they can teach us for our lives
The Liturgy of the Word On Sundays we pray the Profession of Faith (Nicean Creed) after the Homily The Prayers of the Faithful follow the Homily on weekdays. We ask God to watch over four areas: The Church Local, national and world leaders Anyone who is in need, such as the hungry, the sick, the homeless Our own community and family
The Liturgy of the Eucharist As the gifts are brought forward we may sing People bring the bread and wine forward with the peoples’ offerings Preparation of the altar and gifts
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The priest recites prayers over the bread and wine. The priest adds water to the wine The priest washes his hands. The congregation stands
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The priest leads us as we ask God to accept our gifts. The priest says: Pray, my brothers and sisters, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father. We respond: 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 Liturgy of the Eucharist The Eucharistic Pray is the great prayer of the Mass During this prayer we give thanks to God for creating the world, for making us, and for watching over us.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Dialogue: Priest: The Lord be with you. We respond: And also with you. Priest: Lift up you hearts. We respond: We lift them up to the Lord Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. We respond: It is right to give Him thanks and praise
The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Sanctus) Holy, Holy, Holy After, we kneel The next part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the most important and significant The bread and wine is turned into the body and blood of Jesus.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Great Amen The Eucharistic Prayer ends with the great act of praise Priest: Through Him, with Him, in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever; We sing the Great Amen
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Lord’s Prayer We pray the prayer that Jesus himself taught us. After the Lord’s Prayer, the priest says: Deliver us Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Luturgy of the Eucharist The Sign of Peace The priest says: Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: I leave you peace, my peace I give you. Look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for ever and ever. We say: Amen
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Sign of Peace The priest says: The peace of the Lord be with you always. We say: And also with you. The priest or deacon says: Let us offer each other the sign of peace
The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Breaking of the Bread Sharing in one loaf was a symbol of unity to early Christians The priest breaks the consecrated bread and pours the consecrated wine We sing or say the Lamb of God recognizing that the bread we share is the same Christ.
Priest holds up the host and cup The priest says: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper We respond: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed The Liturgy of the Eucharist Holy Communion
The prayer begins with the priest saying: Let us pray We respond: Amen The Liturgy of the Eucharist Prayer After Communion
The priest says: The Lord be with you. We respond: And also with you The priest says: May almighty God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit We say: Amen The Concluding Rite
The deacon or priest says: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. We respond: Thanks be to God The priest, deacon and altar servers process down the aisle. The congregation does not leave until the closing song is over. The Dismissal