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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Our Father who art in heaven, &c.


Be mindful oh Lord of thy servants who are dead, and restore unto them the joy of thy salvation.

Let thy good spirit lead them into the right land, and in thy mercy bring their souls out of trouble.

Enter not into judgment, oh Lord, with thy servants, for no man shall be justified in thy sight unless thou vouchsafe to forgive him all his sins. Let not, therefore, we beseech thee, thy award of punishment remain upon those whom the true supplication of Christian faith recommendeth to thee; but, through the assistance of thy grace, may they escape the sentence of condemnation who, while they were living, were signed with the mark of the Blessed Trinity.

Eternal rest give to them oh Lord. And may perpetual light shine upon them. Hail Mary full of grace, &c.


We 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; the third

day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge both the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


Merciful God, we humbly thank thee for having revealed to us the futurity of bliss to which thy goodness and justice encourages us to look forward. Grant, that in every pain and distress, our souls may rise buoyant and inspired by trust in thy promises; and that by subjecting all our worldly interests to the dictates of duty, we may at length receive the reward which thou holdest out to our patience and fidelity. Amen.


Fill our hearts, oh Lord we beseech thee, with thoughts of all thou hast done for us; that being thus always mindful of thy goodness, we may, in return, feel a constant lively charity; and may endeavour to love thee "with our whole hearts, our whole souls, with all our strength, and with all our mind, and our neighbours as ourselves." Amen.


Oh Lord we lay open our hearts before thee and besech thee to make known to us all their faults and sinful inclinations. Discover to us if we have offended thee in THOUGHT-by dwelling

on subjects which our minds ought to have shunned or by judging evil of others; in WORD -by speaking irreligiously of thee, or wrongfully of our neighbours; in DEED-by doing that which thy providence has forbidden; in OMISSION by neglecting to praise thee by the cheerful fulfilment of those duties with which thou hast charged our situation in life. Give us thy grace to judge ourselves severely, that with real sorrow we may implore thy pardon. *

(Pause for Self-examination.)


Merciful God, again we call upon thee to forgive us our sins, We are sorry for them and will endeavour to correct those feelings which have hitherto led us to do that which is displeasing to thee. But, oh God, do thou give us thy grace, without which these resolutions will be as vain as those we have so often made before. Do thou create clean hearts in us, and make us really endeavour to please thee by renouncing all those tastes and inclinations which we know to be likely to lead us into sin. Amen.


Divine Saviour of our souls, who art the source of every good gift; behold we now earnestly beseech thee, in thy mercy, to shower down upon us thy gracious benedictions. And in order that nothing may put a stop to the course of thy blessing, take away from our hearts whatsoever is displeasing to thee. Pardon us our sins, which for the love of thee we sincerely

renounce. Purify our hearts and sanctify our souls. Bless us, oh Jesus, with a blessing such as was that with which thou didst bless thy apostles when, leaving this world, thou didst ascend into heaven. Bless us with a blessing that may sanctify and change us; that may fill us with thy spirit and unite us intimately to thee-that may be to us, even in this life, an assured pledge of those blessings which thou hast prepared for thy elect in thy heavenly kingdom. Amen.

Visit, oh Lord we beseech thee, this house and family, and drive far from them all snares of the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell herein who may keep us in peace, and may thy blessing be always upon us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Because he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,"

For he that is mighty hath magnified me and holy is his name:

And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.

He hath shewed strength with his arm, he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.

He hath filled the hungry with good things but the rich he hath sent empty away.

He hath helped Israel his servant being mindful of his mercy.

As he promised to our forefathers, to Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

"Hail Mary full of grace, our Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst 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.


Have mercy, oh Lord we beseech thee, on the souls of thy servants and our brethren and benefactors, who are gone before us to thy judgment seat. Oh accept our prayers in their behalf, and forgive the punishment which thy justice has awarded in atonement for their sins. Pardon them, oh Lord; and when they are admitted into thy joy, listen to their prayers in behalf of us who are still liable to the trials from which they are so happily set free.

Éternal rest give to them oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them.

Our Father who art in heaven, &c.

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