Order of the Mass (aka What to say and do)

Priest’s Words are in blue color

Introductory Rites


All stand up

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

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

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

Priest: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
All: And with your spirit.

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, 

(strike our breast during the next line)

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.

Priest: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. 
All: Amen


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.

COLLECT  (previously known as the “Opening Prayer”)
Priest:  Let us Pray
(Pause. The priest says a prayer)
….  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.


Liturgy of the Word

All sit down
Listen to the Readings & Responsorial Psalms...

Reading of the Gospel ...    All stand up

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

Priest or Deacon: A reading from the Holy Gospel According to…..
All: Glory to You, O Lord. (cross your forehead, mouth and heart, praying "May the Word of the Lord be on my mind, on my lips, and in my heart")

(At the end of the reading)
Priest or Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Where appropriate, either the Creed or Apostles creed is then recited.


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, [perform Deep Bow through "and by the Holy...."and became man."]
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.



I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
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.
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.

All sit down

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of the Gifts
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 for ever.

Priest (silient prayer) [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 for ever.
Priest: Silient Prayer [Lord God, we ask you to receive us and be pleased with the sacrifice we offer you with humble and contrite hearts.  //    Lord, wash away my iniquity; cleanse me from my sin].

All stand up

Priest: Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty 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.


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.


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. 

All kneel down


Priest: The Mystery of Faith


We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection, until you come again.
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.
Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

after Great Amen

All stand up

The Lord’s Prayer

Priest: At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Priest: 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 sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

All: For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.

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 her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign forever and ever.


All stand up

Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
All: And with your spirit.

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

Breaking of the Bread

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.

All kneel down
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.


The people approach the altar and, bowing with reverence, receive Holy Communion.

People may receive the Body of Christ either on the tongue or in the hand (place left palm [face up] on top of right palm).

The priest or other minister offers the Eucharist to each person saying, "The Body of Christ." The person receiving responds by saying, "Amen," a Hebrew word meaning, "So be it" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2856).


After Holy Communion 
All stand up


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

Blessing (By Priest)
May almighty God bless you, the Father, (+) and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


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