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Catholic Mass Prayer Changes

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The following changes in the Prayers of the Catholic Mass are scheduled to take effect on November 27, 2011 in all English speaking masses.


Options of the Greeting at Mass

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 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
Or The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.

Penitential Act (A)

I confess to almighty God and 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 the breast) through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; (then continue) 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.

Penitential Act (B)

Priest: Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Response: For we have sinned against you.
Priest: Show us, O Lord, our mercy.
Response: And grant us your salvation.

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Invitation to Prayer

Priest: Pray brethren (brothers and sisters) that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almight Father.

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 holy church.


Preface Dialogue

Priest: The Lord be with you.
Response: And with your spirit.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
Response: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord.



It is right and just.


Holy, Holy, Holy

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.


Memorial Acclamation

Priest: The mystery of faith.
Response: We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Ressurrection until you come again.
Or 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 Ressurrection you have set us free.


Sign of Peace

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



And with your spirit.


Liturgy of the Word

Priest: The Lord be with you.
Response: And with your spirit.
Priest: A reading from the holy Gospel according to N.



Glory to you, O Lord.


Nicene Creed

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 May, 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 apostalic 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.



Invitation to Communion

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.



Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter my roof, but only say the word and shall my soul be healed.


Concluding Rite

Priest: The Lord be with you.
Response: And with yor spirit.
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