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the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell herein, to keep us in peace; and may thy blessing be always upon us, through our Lord, &c.

May our Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and bring us to life everlasting. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

For the Souls in Purgatory.

"De Profundis," and Prayer, page 20.
To our Blessed Lady.

Mother of Grace, O Mary blest!
To thee, sweet fount of love, we fly;
Shield us through life, and take us hence
To thy dear bosom when we die.

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

On retiring to rest say, (300 days).

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I offer you my heart and my soul.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, may I die in peace, and in your blessed company.

THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS.

"For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great amongst the Gentiles; and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts."MALACHY, i. 11.

PRAYERS BEFORE MASS.

In the name of the

Father, and of the

Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit; fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love.

Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created.

And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray.

O almighty and eternal God, who hast appointed us six days in which we may labour, and hast consecrated the seventh to thyself; grant, we beseech thee, that according as thou hast commanded, we may sanctify this day, by devoting it entirely to thy love and service. Mercifully forgive us all our

past neglect in this kind; pardon the sins we have been guilty of during the course of the week; and give us grace to avoid them for the future. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, open thou our lips,

And our mouth shall declare thy praise.
Let us adore the Lord of glory.

Let us adore the God of our salvation.

The King of heaven inviteth us and graciously calleth us into his sacred presence; to him we owe all the days of our lives; let us give, at least, this one to his service. Let us adore the Lord of glory.

Always are the angels assembled in their choirs above; always are the saints ready with their hymns: behold now the church also prepareth her solemn offices, and summoneth all her children to bring in their tribute of prayer and praise.

Let us adore the God of our salvation.

Come, let us rejoice before the Lord; let us sing joyfully to God our Saviour; let us make haste to approach his presence and proclaim his praises; for the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods; in his hands are all the ends of the earth.

Let us adore the God that made us.

Let us adore and fall down, and lament

before the Lord that created us; for he is the Lord our God, and we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Let us adore and fall down before him.

To-day, if you should hear his voice, harden not your hearts, but listen awfully to his word, and bend your knees before his holy altars.

We will adore the Lord of glory, we will worship the God of our salvation. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. Our Father, &c.

Let us Pray.

O almighty and eternal God, grant to us the increase of Faith, Hope, and Charity; and that we may deserve to obtain what thou promisest, make us to love what thou commandest. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. An Act of Faith.

We firmly believe there is one God, and that in this one God there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; that the Son took to himself the nature of man from the Virgin Mary's womb, by the operation of the power of the Holy Ghost, and that in this our human nature, he was crucified and died for us; that afterwards he rose

again, and ascended up into heaven, from whence he shall come to repay the just everlasting glory, and the wicked everlasting punishment.--Moreover, we believe whatsoever else the Catholic Church proposes to be believed, and this because God, who is the Sovereign Truth, which can neither deceive nor be deceived, has revealed all these things to this his Church.

O God, we believe, do thou strengthen our faith.
An Act of Hope.

O God, relying on thy almighty power, and thy infinite mercy and goodness, and because thou art faithful to thy promises we trust in thee, that thou wilt grant us forgiveness of our sins, through the merits of Jesus Christ thy Son; and that thou wilt give us the assistance of thy grace, with which we may labour to continue to the end in the diligent exercise of all good works, and may deserve to obtain the glory which thou hast promised in heaven.

We hope in thee, O Lord; let us never be confounded.

An Act of Charity.

O Lord our God, we love thee with our whole hearts, and above all things, because thou, O God, art the Sovereign Good, and

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