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ever remembering what Thou hast suffered for sin, I may hate it with all heart.
AT THE ELEVATION OF THE CHALICE.
May Thy Precious BLOOD, O JESUS, flowing from those most sacred Wounds, the Blood which is the price of my salvation, wash me from every stain of sin, and be my strength against temptation, even unto everlasting life.
AT THE MEMENTO OF THE DEAD.
JESUS, LORD of all, who didst visit the souls in prison, remember Thy faithful dead. Shorten their pain, and let them quickly see Thy Face, and enjoy the glory of the Kingdom which Thou hast prepared for them and for all who die in Thy holy love.
Repeat this slowly and devoutly. Our FATHER, most truly OUR FATHER, for Thou in Thy goodness hast formed us out of nothing to Thy image and likeness. Thou hast redeened from eternal death those who have fallen into sin. Thou hast adopted us as sons, and sanctified us by Thy HOLY SPIRIT. Thou hast called us to the heirship of heaven, and directed us thither by Thy fatherly care.
O FATHER, CREATOR, REDEEMER, SANCTIFIER of us all Thy children, Giver of all good gifts, may we do Thy most holy will in all things.
AT THE AGNUS DEI.
JESUS, spotless Lamb of God, true VICTIM, sacrificed for my sins and the sins of the whole world ; JESUS, now upon the Altar, and at the right hand of the Father in heaven, have mercy on us, and give us Thy holy peace.
AT THE COMMUNION OF THE PRIEST. Renew and purify my heart, dear Jesus, that according to Thy word it may become a dwelling-place fitted for Thee.
AT THE LAST BLESSING. Dear LORD, who alone art worthy of the love of my heart, which was made to love Thee; who ascending into heaven didst bless Thy disciples, who loved Thee; let Thy blessing rest on me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
SERVING AT MASS. There is nothing more wonderful on earth or in heaven than Holy Mass. In it the greatness and love of God are shown to the utmost.
JESUS CHRIST, the eternal Son, God, equal to the FATHER and the Holy Ghost, offered Himself, bleeding and dying, upon the Cross for us and for our salvation. Holy Mass is that same Sacrifice going on
Wherever it is being offered, the same JESUS, not bleeding, dying, or dead-although this is all shown forth—but risen and glorified, with the wounds still in His Side, Hands, and Feet, offers Himself to the Father for us.
The priest whom we see at the Altar represents Him; but it is He who is the real Offerer through the priest. And He is as really the Victim present upon the Altar as He is present at the right hand of the FATHER.
There is nothing else on earth so wonderful as this. There is no other act so wonderful and honourable as this of the priest.
And you are allowed to help him—to serve at the Altar of the great God.
Be reverent and devout; serve as you have been taught. Do not stare about you; and when you have to genuflect, do so always with your face towards the Altar and your right knee to the ground.
MANNER OF SERVING AT MASS.
Kneeling at the left hand of the Priest, answer him
as follows: Priest. Introibo ad altare Dei. Clerk. Ad Deum qui lætificat juventutem
P. Judica me, DEUS, et discerne causam meam de gente non sanctâ: ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me.
C. Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea: quare me repulisti, et quare tristis incedo dum affligit me inimicus ?