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Mass of the Faithful

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Offertory

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P: Dominus vobiscum.
S: Et cum spíritu tuo.
    Make a simple bow at beginning of the offertory.
P: Oremus.    

Ring the bell once
as the priest unveils Chalice and places Veil on Altar. Rise, turn right and go to the credence table to get the wine and water Cruets. Ascend the steps on the Epistle side and present the wine cruet with your right hand. Take the water cruet into your right hand and place your left hand on your breast. Receive the wine cruet in your left hand. Present the water cruet with your right hand. Put the wine cruet in your right hand and your left hand on your breast. Receive the water cruet with your left hand. Bow, turn to your right, descend the steps, go to the credence table, put the cruets down. Hang the towel over your left arm, put the bowl in your left hand and the water cruet in your right hand. Ascend the steps on the Epistle side. Make a moderate bow as the Priest comes to you. Pour a little water over his thumbs and index fingers into the bowl. He will take the towel and dry his hands. He will return the towel to you. Bow, turn right and descend the steps, go to the credence and put the items down. Go to kneel on the Epistle side. The Priest turns and faces the people and says):

P: Oratre, fratres…
S: When the priest has turned back to the altar and completed his prayer, bow and say:
Suscípiat Dóminus sacrifícium de mánibus tuis ad láudem et glóriam nóminis sui, ad utilitátem quoque nostram, totiúsque Ecclésiæ suæ sanctæ. 

Secret, Preface and Sanctus


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The Priest now reads the Secret, and then begins the Preface:

P: Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
S: Amen.  

P:
Dominus vobiscum.
S: Et cum spíritu tuo.

P: Sursum corda.
S: Habémus ad Dóminum.

P: Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
S: Dígnum et jústum est.

    When Priest says the Sanctus make a deep bow and ring bell thrice.

P: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus...
S: Kneel erect and make the sign of the cross with the priest:
P: ...Benedictus + qui venit…

Now the Canon of the Mass begins.

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P: Te igitur...

S: When the priest extends his hands over the chalice ring bell once.
P: Hanc igitur…
S: Stand, take the bell, stand without genuflecting, and kneel at the right of the Priest.

Consecration


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At each Consecration: make a deep bow at the Priest’s first genuflection, and ring the bell once. During each Major Elevation, kneel erect, raise the back of the chasuble and ring the bell three times. During the Priest’s second genuflection, release Chasuble, make a deep bow and ring the bell once. After the Consecration, holding the bell, stand, turn left, return to the bottom step at the center of Altar, genuflect, turn right and kneel on the Epistle side.



Pater Noster


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    Before the Pater Noster, the Priest says “Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus…” aloud during the Canon, performs the Minor Elevation, genuflects and then says: 

P: Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
S: Amen.

    The Priest now prays the Pater Noster, which ends:

P: ...et ne nos inducas in tentationem.
S:
 Sed líbera nos a malo.
P: Amen.

    The Priest genuflects and breaks Sacred Host over Chalice. After breaking of the Sacred Host, Priest says:

P:
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
S: Amen.

P: Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.
S: Et cum spíritu tuo.

Agnus Dei


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The Priest genuflects and says the triple Agnus Dei.

Make a moderate bow and with your right hand, lightly strike your breast thrice. Now stand and go to the credence table to receive the server’s communion paten. Return to your place on the Epistle side and

When the Priest genuflects and says the triple “Domine, non sum dignus...” ring the bell thrice. Now stand, with the bell in your right hand and the server’s paten in your left, go to the center, genuflect, go to the top step and kneel at the right of the Priest. 

Holy Communion


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When the Priest drinks the Precious Blood, make a deep bow and recite the Confiteor (permitted but not required in the 1962 Missal) for people’s Communion:

S: Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti, beatae Mariae semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo, beato Joanni Baptistae, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, with head and body deeply bowed, turn towards the Priest and say: et tibi, Pater, turning again toward the Altar, continue: quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo, et opere: lightly strike your breast three times and say: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Joannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, with head and body deeply bowed, turn towards the Priest and say: et te, Pater, turning again toward the Altar, continue: orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

Remain with head and shoulders deeply bowed while the Priest says:
P: Misereatur vestri omnipotens Deus, … ad vitam aeternam. S: Kneeling erect, answer:
S: Amen.
   Make the Sign of the Cross with the Priest as he says:
P: Indulgentiam, + absolutionem et remissionem … Dominus.
S: Amen.

S: When the priest says the triple “Domine, non sum dignus…ring the bell thrice. During Holy Communion, hold the paten under the chin of each communicant. After the distribution of Communion, return the paten to the Priest so that he may purify it. When the Priest returns the purified Paten to you, genuflect, turn right and go to the credence to put down the paten and pick up the wine and water cruets.

Ablutions


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S: Once the Blessed Sacrament has been placed in the Tabernacle, ascend the steps on the Epistle side. For the first Ablution at center of the Altar, approach as the priest tips the chalice toward you. Pour a little wine into the chalice, bow, turn to your right, return to the Epistle corner and wait for the Priest. When he approaches for the second Ablution, make a moderate bow, pour a little wine over his fingers and then as much water as he desires. Bow, turn right, descend the steps and return both cruets to credence table. Go to the Gospel side of the Altar, genuflecting when passing center of Altar, pick up the Missal, bow to the Priest and transfer the Missal to the Epistle corner, genuflecting when passing the Center of the Altar. Pick up the Chalice Veil, bow to the Priest, transfer the Chalice Veil, genuflecting when passing the Center of the Altar. Place the Chalice Veil on the altar to the left of the Priest. Bow to him, turn to your left and descend the altar steps on the Gospel side and immediately kneel at your position on the Gospel side. After reading the Communion Verse, the Priest returns to center of the Altar and says:

Communion Prayer


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P: Dominus vobiscum.
S: Et cum spiritu tuo.

P: Oremus.
S: Simple Bow
P: Per Dominum Nostrum Jesum Christum…
S: Simple Bow

P: Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
S: Amen.
   Sometimes there may be more than one collect. 

Returning to the Center of the Altar, the Priest faces the people and says:

Dismissal


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P: Dominus vobiscum.
S: Et cum spiritu tuo.

P: Ite Missa est.
S: Deo Gratias. 

Or when a procession is to follow Mass immediately, as on Corpus Christi: 
P: Benedicamus Domino. 
S: Deo Gratias. 

Or in Requiem Masses: 
P: Requiescant in pace. 
S: Amen.

Blessing (omitted in Requiem Masses)


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P: Benedicat vos…Pater, et Filius, et + Spiritus Sanctus. 
S: Amen.


Last Gospel


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At the beginning of the Last Gospel: 
S: Rise immediately as the Priest says:
P: Dominus vobiscum. 
S: Et cum spiritu tuo. 

P: Initium Sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem. 
S: Gloria tibi, Domine.

S: Rise and make Triple Sign on forehead, lips, and breast. 

S: Go to Epistle side, Genuflect when passing Center of the Altar, and face towards Priest. 

S: Genuflect at the words, “ET VERBUM CARO FACTUM EST.”. At the end of the Last Gospel: 
P: . …plenum gratiae et veritatis. 
S: Deo Gratias. 

S: Kneel during Prayers after Low Mass to the immediate right of the Priest. 

S: After prayers, stand, get Priest’s Biretta from Credence Table, return to Center of the Altar, Genuflect with Priest, give Biretta back to Priest, and lead the priest back to the Sacristy. Once in the sacristy bow to the cross in the sacristy and kneel for the priest’s blessing, if it is given.


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