|The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
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. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
|Glory Be to God
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
|Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve,
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us,
and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary.
|Nicene Creed of 325 A.D.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
(Genuflect on Christmas and The Annunciation of the Lord)
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in fulfillment of 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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen
|Grace Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty,
through Christ our Lord.
|Grace After Meals
We give You thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, Who live and reign forever.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
|Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity
Most blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, behold us kneeling in Your Divine presence. We humble ourselves deeply and ask of You the forgiveness of our sins.
We adore You, almighty Father, and with all our hearts we thank You for having given us
Your Divine Son Jesus to be our Redeemer.
We adore You, Word of God, Jesus our Redeemer, and with all our hearts we thank You
for having taken human flesh upon Yourself, and having become priest and victim
for our redemption in the sacrifice of the Cross, a sacrifice that, through Your great love,
You renew upon our altars.
We adore You, Divine Spirit, and with all our hearts we thank You for having worked the unfathomable mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God with such great love for us,
a blessing that is being continually extended and increased in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. By this adorable mystery grant us and all poor sinners Your holy grace. Pour forth Your sacred gifts upon us and upon all redeemed souls.
|Prayer to Our Redeemer
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Blood of Christ, motivate me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from You. From the malignant enemy, defend me. At the hour of death, call me. And bid me come to You, that with Your Saints I may praise You, forever and ever.
|Prayer Before the Holy Cross
Lord Jesus, from the height of Your throne of suffering, You reveal the depth of Your love for us. Lifted up from the world on the Cross, You draw everyone to Yourself.
The Cross is both the symbol and the act by which You raised up the world from all its sin and weakness. But You also ask for our cooperation. Help us to die to self so that we may live for You and our fellow human beings. Set us free from the slavery of our passions, our prejudices, and our selfishness. Enable us to endure the pains and trials of this life and really help to change the world in our own small way.
Keep before our minds the conviction that in the Cross is salvation and life as well as defense against our enemies. Through the Cross heavenly grace is given us, our minds are strengthened, and we experience spiritual joy. In the Cross is the height of virtue and the perfection of all sanctity. Let us take up our Cross, and follow You through earthly sorrow into eternal happiness in heaven.
Prayed at Noon and 6:00pm
1st: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
2nd: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary . . .
1: Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
2: Be it done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary . . .
1: And the Word was made flesh.
2: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
1: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
2: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Pour forth, be beseech You, O Lord, Your grace into our hearts,
that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Your Son, was made known by
the message of an Angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to
the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.
|Prayer to One's Guardian Angel
Dear Angel, in His goodness God gave you to me to guide, protect,
and enlighten me, and to bring me back to the right way when I go astray.
Encourage me when I am disheartened, and instruct me when I err in my judgment.
Help me to become more Christlike, and so some day to be accepted into
the company of angels and saints in heaven.
Matt 18:10 Luke 4:10 Luke 16:22 Acts 12:7
|Acts of Contrition; Rite of Penance
=-You don’t have to memorize the same one! The following (except the last 2) come out of
the Official Rite of Penance Book. It’s always better when you pray from your heart; or you can choose from among the following:
Wash me from my guilt and cleanse me of my sin.
I acknowledge my offense; my sin is before me always.
Remember, Lord, your compassion and mercy
which you showed long ago.
Do not recall the sins and failings of my youth.
In your mercy remember me, Lord, because of your goodness.
Luke 15:18; 18:13
Father, I have sinned against you and am not worthy to be
called your son. Be merciful to me a sinner.
Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on my a sinner.
Father of mercy, like the prodigal son I return to you and say: “I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy to be called your son.” Christ Jesus, Savior of the world, I pray with the repentant thief to whom you promised paradise: “Lord, remember me in your kingdom.” Holy Spirit, fountain of love, I call on you with trust: “Purify my heart, and help me to walk as a child of light.”
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with the help of thy grace,
to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.
Funny, but most people here use this one, but this one is not in the Official Rite of Penance:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you,
and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments,
but most of all because they offend you, my God,
who are all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace,
to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
This one is taken from Mass:
I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary,
all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God