Priest: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (cf. Mt. 28:19).
Congregation: Amen (cf. 1 Chr. 16:36).
Greeting by Priest
A] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (cf. 2 Cor.13:13).
[Form B] The grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you (cf. 1 Pet. 1:3).
[Form C] The Lord be with you (cf. Ruth 2:4).
Priest and Congregation:
I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I
have sinned through my own fault (cf. James 5:16) in my thoughts and in
my words (Rom. 12:16; James 3:6) in what I have done, and in what I have
failed to do; (James 4:17) and 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 (cf. 1 Thess. 5:25).
Priest: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive our sins, and bring us to everlasting life (cf. 1 Jn. 1:9).
Priest and Congregation: Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy (cf. Tob. 8:4; 1 Tim. 1:2).
Priest and Congregation:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth (cf. Lk.
2:14). Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, (Rev. 19:6) we
worship you (Rev. 22:9), we give you thanks (Eph. 5:20), we praise you
for your glory (Rev. 7:12). Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father (2
Jn. 3), Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have
mercy on us (cf. Jn. 1:29); you are seated at the right hand of the
Father: receive our prayer (Rom. 8:34). For you alone are the Holy One
(cf. Lk. 4:34), you alone are the Lord (Rev. 15:4), you alone are the
most High, Jesus Christ (Lk. 1:32), with the Holy Spirit, in the glory
of God the Father. Amen (cf. Jn. 14:26).
Profession of Faith
Priest and Congregation:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth (cf.
Gen. 14:19), of all that is seen and unseen (Col. 1:16). We believe in
one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the
Father (Lk. 1:35), God from God, Light from Light, true God from true
God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father (Heb. 1:3).
Through him all things were made (Jn. 1:1-4). For us men and for our
salvation he came down from heaven (cf. Jn. 3:13): by the power of the
Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man (cf. Mt.
1:18). For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate (Jn. 19:16);
he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in
fulfillment of the Scriptures (cf. 1 Cor. 15:3); he ascended into heaven
(cf. Lk. 24:51) and is seated at the right hand of the Father (cf. Col.
3:1). He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead (cf.
2 Tim. 4:1), and his kingdom will have no end (Lk. 1:33). We believe in
the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life (Acts 2:17), who proceeds
from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped
and glorified (Jn. 14:16). He has spoken through the Prophets (1 Pet.
1:10-11). We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church (cf. Rom.
12:5). We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins (Acts
2:38). We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the
world to come. Amen (cf. Rom. 6:5).
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we
have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have
made (cf. Qo 3:13). It will become for us the bread of life (cf. Jn.
6:35). Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness
we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands.
It will become our spiritual drink (cf. Lk. 22:17-18).
Congregation: Blessed be God forever (cf. Ps. 68:36).
Priest: Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father (cf. Heb. 12:28).
May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands for the praise and
glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his Church (cf. Ps.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord (Lam. 3:41).
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God (Col. 3:17).
Congregation: It is right to give him thanks and praise (Col. 1:3).
Priest and Congregation:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might, 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 (cf. Is. 6:3; Mk. 12:9-10).
Eucharistic Prayer I
come to you, Father, with praise and thanksgiving, through Jesus Christ
your Son (cf. Eph. 5:20). Through him we ask you to accept and bless
these gifts we offer in you in sacrifice (cf. 2 Macc. 1:26). We offer
them for your holy Catholic Church, watch over it, Lord, and guide it;
grant it peace and unity throughout the world. We offer them for N. our
pope, for N. our bishop, and for all who hold and teach the Catholic
faith that comes to us from the apostles (cf. Jn. 17:21; Acts 2:42).
Lord, your people, especially those for whom we now pray, N. and N.
Remember all of us gathered here before you. You know how firmly we
believe in you and dedicate ourselves to you. We offer you this
sacrifice of praise for ourselves and those who are dear to us. We pray
to you, our living and true God, for our well-being and redemption (cf.
Ps. 106:4; Heb. 13:15).
union with the whole Church, we honor Mary, the ever-virgin mother of
Jesus Christ our Lord and God. We honor Joseph, her husband, the
apostles and martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew…and all the saints. May
their merits and prayers gain us your constant help and protection (cf.
Mt. 1:2-16; Lk. 16:9; 1 Cor. 12:12, 20f; Rev. 5:8).
accept this offering from your whole family. Grant us your peace in
this life, save us from final damnation, and count us among those you
have chosen (cf. Col. 1:11).
Bless and approve our offering; make it acceptable to you, an offering in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24).
Let it become for us the body and blood of Jesus Christ, your only Son, our Lord.
day before he suffered he took bread in his sacred hands and looking up
to heaven, to you, his almighty Father, he gave you thanks and praise.
He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take this, all
of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you (cf.
supper was ended, he took the cup. Again he gave you thanks and praise,
gave the cup to his disciples, and said: Take this, all of you, and
drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and
everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins
may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me (Mt. 26:26-28).
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith (cf. 1 Tim. 3:16):
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again (cf. 1 Cor. 15:3-5).
we celebrate the memory of Christ, your Son. We, your people and your
ministers, recall his passion, his resurrection from the dead, and his
ascension into glory; and from the many gifts you have given us we offer
to you, God of glory and majesty, (cf. 1 Pet. 1:18-21) this holy and
perfect sacrifice (Heb. 9:13-14): the bread of life and the cup of
eternal salvation (Jn. 6:54).
with favor on these offerings and accept them as once you accepted the
gifts of your servant Abel (Gen. 4:4), the sacrifice of Abraham, our
father in faith (Gen. 22:12), and the bread and wine offered by your
priest Melchisedech (Gen. 14:18).
God, we pray that your angel may take this sacrifice to your altar in
heaven (cf. Rev. 8:3-4). Then, as we receive from this altar the sacred
body and blood of your Son, let us be filled with every grace and
blessing (cf. Eph. 1:3).
Lord, those who have died and have gone before us marked with the sign
of faith, especially those for whom we now pray, N. and N. May these,
and all who sleep in Christ, find in your presence light, happiness, and
peace (cf. 1 Thess. 4:13, 14).
ourselves, too, we ask some share in the fellowship of your apostles
and martyrs, with John the Baptist, Stephen, Matthias,
Barnabas…Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha… and all the saints (cf. Col. 1:12).
we are sinners, we trust in your mercy and love. Do not consider what
we truly deserve, but grant us your forgiveness (cf. Ps. 25:7).
him you give us all these gifts. You fill them with life and goodness,
you bless them and make them holy (Ps. 104:27-28).
*The following Eucharistic prayers find their expressions in the following Scripture passages:
Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all
glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.
Amen (cf. Rom. 11:36).
Priest and Congregation: “Our Father” (cf. Mt. 6:9-13).
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 (Jn.
Congregation: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.
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 and
reign for ever and ever (Jn. 14:27). The peace of the Lord be with you
always (cf. Jn. 20:19).
Breaking of the Host
Priest and Congregation:
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 (cf.
Priest: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper (Rev. 19:9).
Priest and Congregation: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed (cf. Mt. 8:8).
Priest: The Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you (cf. Ruth 2:4).
May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit (cf. Lk. 24:51). Go in the peace of Christ (cf. Lk. 7:50; 2
Jesus asked that this Feast of
the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena of Chaplets
to the Divine Mercy which would begin
on Good Friday. Say one chaplet each day following the novena
intention. In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
"On each day of the novena you will bring to My Heart a different
group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy... On
each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My
passion, for the graces for these souls. By this novena I will
grant every possible grace to souls." (Diary
Day "Today bring to Me
All Mankind, especially all sinners and immerse them in the ocean of
My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which
the loss of souls plunges Me."
Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and
to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon our trust which we
place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your
Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of
You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your
merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all
enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His
Sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence
of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.
Second Day "Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and
Religious and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me
strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My
mercy flows out upon mankind."
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in
men and women consecrated to Your service, that they may perform worthy works
of mercy, and that all who see them may
glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.
Eternal Father, turn Your
merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard - upon the
souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your
blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded,
impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in
the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy
for ages without end. Amen. Third Day "Today bring to Me All Devout and Faithful
Souls and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me
consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation in the
midst of an ocean of bitterness."
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces
in the great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most
Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by
that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so
Eternal Father, turn Your Merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon
the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, grant them
Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they
never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with
all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for
endless ages. Amen. Fourth Day "Today bring to Me Those Who Do Not Believe In
God and Those Who Do Not Yet Know
Me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future
zeal comforted My heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into
the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do
not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten
them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy;
and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do
not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are
enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the
light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is
to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your
mercy for endless ages. Amen. Fifth Day "Today
bring to Me the Souls
of those who have separated themselves from My Church and immerse them
in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body
and Heart, that is My Church. As they return to unity with the Church
My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who
seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the
souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the
Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate
Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of
Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of
those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who
have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces
obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors,
upon the love of Your Own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He
for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most
Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your
great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Sixth Day "Today bring to Me The Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little
Children and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble
My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as
earthly Angels who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them
whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My
grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence."
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek
and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate
Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls
send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favorites.
They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes
delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most
Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls,
upon humble souls and upon little children, who are enfolded in the abode of the Most
Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your
Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father
of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and
by the delight you take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls
together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Seventh Day "Today bring to Me
The Souls Who Especially Venerate andGlorify My Mercy
and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion
and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My
Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in
the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall
particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death."
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of
Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol
and venerate the greatness of Your Mercy. These souls are mighty with the
very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities
they go forward, confident in Your Mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they
carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged
severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate
Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are
enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a
living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their hearts,
overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg
You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have
placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who
said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death,
the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He Himself, will
defend as His glory. Amen.
Eighth Day "Today bring to Me The Souls Who Are
Purgatory and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents
of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly
loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your
power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of
My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only know the
torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the
spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring
into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls
who are very dear to You, and yet who must make retribution to Your justice.
May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out
the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy
may be celebrated.
Eternal Father, turn Your most merciful gaze upon the souls
suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of
Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the
bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to
the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way
but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly
believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.
Ninth Day "Today bring to Me The Souls Who Have Become Lukewarm
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most
painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of
Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out:
'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them the
last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls
into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure
love let these tepid souls, who, like
corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most
Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into
the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for
nothing is beyond Your power.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon
lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of
Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His
three-hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your