Sunday 19th January - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

THE PARISH MASS

19th January 2020 11.00 am

 

COMMUNICATION: If you hear of anyone in our congregation who is ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure that Fr John is informed.

 

The Introit Hymn

Thou, whose almighty word
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight;
hear us, we humbly pray,
and, where the Gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light!

Thou who didst come to bring
on thy redeeming wing
healing and sight,
heal to the sick in mind,
sight to the in-ly blind,
now to all humankind,
let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving holy Dove,
speed forth thy flight!
Move on the waters' face
bearing the gifts of grace,
and, in earth's darkest place,
let there be light!

Holy and blessèd Three,
glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might;
boundless as ocean's tide,
rolling in fullest pride,
through the world far and wide,
let there be light!

 

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

 The Lord be with you

 And with your spirit   

 

The Invitation to Confession

                  

Brothers and Sisters let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. 

 

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore 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.

         

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen

 

The Kyrie

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

 

The Gloria

 

Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.

 

Glory to God in the highest

And peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father

We worship you, we give you thanks

We praise you for your glory.

 

Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.

 

Lord Jesus Christ only son of the Father

Lord God, lamb of God

 

You take away the sin of the world

Have mercy on us

You are seated at the right hand of the father,

Receive our prayer.

 

Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.

 

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord

You alone are the most high Jesus Christ

With the Holy Spirit

In the glory of the God the Father.

 

Glory to God, Glory to God,

Glory to God, in the highest.

 

The Collect

 

Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things,

both in heaven and on earth,

mercifully hear the pleading of your people

and bestow your peace on our times.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The First Reading

 

A reading from the prophet Isaiah:

 

The Lord said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I shall be glorified’;

I was honoured in the eyes of the Lord, my God was my strength.

And now the Lord has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, to gather Israel to him:

‘It is not enough for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel; I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’

 

The Word of the Lord

 

Thanks be to God

 

The Psalm

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

 

I waited, I waited for the Lord

and he stooped down to me;

he heard my cry.

He put a new song into my mouth,

praise of our God.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

 

You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings,

but an open ear.

You do not ask for holocaust and victim.

Instead, here am I.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

 

In the scroll of the book it stands written

that I should do your will.

My God, I delight in your law

in the depth of my heart.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

 

Your justice I have proclaimed

in the great assembly.

My lips I have not sealed;

you know it, O Lord.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

 

The Second Reading

A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians:

I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.

 

The word of the Lord.

 

Thanks be to God

 

The Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessings on the King who comes,

in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven

and glory in the highest heavens!

Alleluia, alleluia!

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Glory to you O Lord

 

Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me. I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.’ John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.’

 

The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 

  

The homily by Fr John.

 

THE CREED

 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

 

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made.

 

For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

 

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with 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.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the Prophets.

 

I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

  

The Prayers of the Faithful 

For the full intercessions, please see PARISH PRAYERS

The priest introduces the Prayer of the Faithful

 

Lord in your mercy              or                Lord hear us

Hear our prayer                                Lord graciously hear us     

 

The Reader will add:

 

Hail Mary, full of grace. The 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.

 

After a short silence, the priest concludes the Prayer of the Faithful.

 

The Offertory Hymn 

 

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,

every tongue confess him king of glory now;
this the Father's pleasure, that we call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty word.

 

At his voice creation sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light;
thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
all the heavenly orders, in their great array.

 

Humbled for a season, to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came;
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious when from death he passed.

 

Bore it up triumphant with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures to the central height;
to the eternal Godhead, to the Father's throne,
filled it with the glory of his triumph won.

 

Name him, Christians, name him, with love strong as death,
but with awe and wonder, and with bated breath;
he is God the saviour, he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshipped, trusted and adored.

 

In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true;
crown him as your captain in temptation's hour,
let his will enfold you in its light and power.

 

With his Father's glory Jesus comes again,
angel hosts attend him and announce his reign;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him king of glory now.

 

The Preparation of the Gifts

 

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. 

 

The Prayer over the Offerings

 

Grant us, O Lord, we pray,

that we may participate worthily in these mysteries,

for whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is celebrated

the work of our redemption is accomplished.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

 

The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit

 

Lift up your hearts:

We lift them up to the Lord

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just.

 

The Priest continues with the preface 

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

 

The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer

 

The mystery of faith:

 

Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

 

The Priest continues

 

… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

 

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.

  

Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.

 

The Sign of Peace

 

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit

 

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

 

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, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

 Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.

 

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

 

The Communion Antiphon

 

You have prepared a table before me,

and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.

   

At the distribution of the Sacrament, the minister says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

The communicant replies each time:  Amen.

 

The Communion Hymns

 

As the deer pants for the water

so my soul longs after you.
You alone are my hearts desire

and I long to worship you.

Chorus

You alone are my strengh my shield.
To you alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my hearts desire

and I long to worship you.

I want you more than gold or silver
Only you can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye

 

You're my friend and you are my brother

even though you are a king.
I love you more then any other

so much more then anything.

 

**********

 

Such love, pure as the whitest snow
Such love, weeps for the shame I know
Such love, paying the debt I owe
O Jesus, such love.

Such love, stilling my restlessness
Such love, filling my emptiness
Such love, showing me holiness
O Jesus, such love.

Such love, springs from eternity
Such love, streaming through history
Such love, fountain of life to me
O Jesus, such love.

  

The Post Communion Prayer

Pour on us, O Lord, the Spirit of your love,

and in your kindness

make those you have nourished

by this one heavenly Bread

one in mind and heart.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

The Blessing and Dismissal

 

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit.

 

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Go forth, the Mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.

 

The Recessional Hymn

 

Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, shine on me.

 

Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light.

 

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, shine on me

 

The Angelus

 

The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary: 

And she conceived by the Holy Ghost. 

 

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. 

 

 Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

 Be it unto me according to Thy word. 

 

Hail Mary . . . 

  

And the Word was made Flesh.

And dwelt among us. 

 

Hail Mary . . . 

 

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

 

Let us pray: 

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his Passion and Cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.   

 

The hymn continues

 

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, shine on me

 

Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light.

  


 

THE 100 CLUB

The 100 club "staggers" along. 6 years ago there were 100 members. Now it’s just over 50. Can you help this valuable fundraising effort? Its only £1 a week.

There are also some members who are just a little behind with their contributions. Please talk to Jane if you are not sure where you stand.

 

CLOCK TOWER SANCTUARY:

Please can you donate tinned and long-life food you didn't use at Christmas to this worthy cause for the 18 to 25 year olds who are homeless in Brighton and Hove?  See the big red bin at the back of the church. Thank you.

 

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2020

Our annual pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is to be from Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd May 2020, which will include celebration of The Ascension of the Lord on the Thursday. 

 

The pilgrimage will be led by Fr John and will incorporate all the usual daily midweek opportunities for worship and prayer as well as the Procession of Our Lady, Sprinkling at the Well, and Stations of the Cross. 

 

As ever, the cost per person will depend on the number of pilgrims which affects the ‘per-capita’ cost of the coach. Although the Shrine Hospitality fees have marginally increased this year it always works out as good value. So everyone is encouraged to not only come, but also to spread the word.

 

It would aid cost projections if worshippers interested in obtaining further details would please enter their names on the form at the back of the Church.

 

Memorial for Maureen Theobold

Saturday 8th February 12.30pm

Sung Requiem Mass followed by refreshments.

It is proposed to have a memorial in her memory in the form of an Altar Missal for the Lady Chapel which will be inscribed.

 

Contributions towards this should be handed to the Treasurer.

 

 

Tuesday 21st January - The Feast of St Agnes

St. AGNES, Virgin, Martyr

SUNG MASS

21st January 2020 7:30 pm

  

The Introit Hymn

 

Angel voices ever singing
round thy throne of light,
angel-harps for ever ringing,
rest not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless thee
and confess thee
Lord of might.

Thou who art beyond the farthest
mortal eye can scan,
can it be that thou regardest
songs of sinful man?
can we know that thou art near us,
and wilt hear us?
yes, we can.

For, we know that thou rejoicest
o'er each work of thine;
thou didst ears and hands and voices
for thy praise design;
craftsman's art and music's measure
for thy pleasure
all combine.

In thy house, great God, we offer
of thine own to thee;
and for thine acceptance proffer
all unworthily
hearts and minds and hands and voices
in our choicest
psalmody.

Honour, glory, might, and merit
thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
blessed Trinity.
Of the best that thou hast given
earth and heaven
render thee.

 

 

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

 

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit   

 

The Invitation to Confession

Brothers and Sisters let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. 

                I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore 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.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.         

 

The Kyrie

Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison,

Christe eleison, Christe eleison, Christe eleison,

Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison,

 

THE SPANISH GLORIA

 

All              Gloria, Gloria, Glorial Senor

                   Gloria, Gloria, Glorial mi Dios

 

                   Glory to God in the heights of the heavens.

                   Peace to God's people, all people on earth.  

 

                   Son of the Father, all glory and worship;

                   Praise and thanksgiving to you, Lamb of God. 

 

                   You take away the sin of the world;

                   Have mercy on us, receive our prayer.

 

                   Seated in pow'r at the right of the Father

                   Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.

 

                   And with the Spirit of love everlasting,

                         Reigning in glory for ever. Amen

 

The Collect

 

Almighty ever-living God,

who choose what is weak in the world to confound the strong,

mercifully grant,

that we, who celebrate the heavenly birthday of your Martyr Saint Agnes,

may follow her constancy in the faith.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The First Reading

A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians:

Take yourselves for instance, brothers, at the time when you were called: how many of you were wise in the ordinary sense of the word, how many were influential people, or came from noble families? No, it was to shame the wise that God chose what is foolish by human reckoning, and to shame what is strong that he chose what is weak by human reckoning; those whom the world thinks common and contemptible are the ones that God has chosen – those who are nothing at all to show up those who are everything. The human race has nothing to boast about to God, but you, God has made members of Christ Jesus and by God’s doing he has become our wisdom, and our virtue, and our holiness, and our freedom. As scripture says: if anyone wants to boast, let him boast about the Lord.

 

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm

 

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures

where he gives me repose.

Near restful waters he leads me,

to revive my drooping spirit.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

He guides me along the right path;

he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness

no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;

with these you give me comfort.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

You have prepared a banquet for me

in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;

my cup is overflowing.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me

all the days of my life.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell

for ever and ever.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

 

The Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Remain in my love, says the Lord;

whoever remains in me, with me in him,

bears fruit in plenty.

Alleluia, alleluia!

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew:

Glory to you O Lord

 

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field.

‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.

The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

The homily by Fr John

 

THE CREED

 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

 

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made.

 

For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

 

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and   was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with 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.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the Prophets.

 

I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

  

The Prayers of the Faithful 

 For the full intercessions, please see PARISH PRAYERS

The priest introduces the intercessions

 

Lord hear us;

Lord graciously hear us.

 

The Reader will add:

 

Hail Mary, full of grace. The 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

 

The priest concludes the intercessions

 

The Offertory Hymn

 

O Jesus, I have promised
To serve thee to the end;
Be thou forever near me,
My Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle
If thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway
If thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel thee near me:
The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle,
The tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me,
Around me and within;
But, Jesus, draw thou nearer,
And shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will;

O speak to reassure me,
To hasten, or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, thou hast promised
To all who follow thee,
That where thou art in glory
There shall thy servant be;
And, Jesus, I have promised
To serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow
My Master and my Friend.

O let me see thy footmarks,
And in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly
Is in thy strength alone;
O guide me, call me, draw me,
Uphold me to the end;
And then in heaven receive me,
My Saviour and my Friend.

   

The Preparation of the Gifts

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.

 

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his Holy Church. 

        

The Prayer over the Offerings

May the offerings we bring in celebration of blessed Agnes.

win your gracious acceptance, O Lord, we pray,

just as the struggle of her suffering and passion

was pleasing to you.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

 

The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit

Lift up your hearts:

We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just

 

The Priest continues with the preface 

 

Holy, holy holy Lord.

God of power and God of might:

Heaven and earth, heaven and earth

Are full of your glory, your power and might.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

 

Blessed, blessed is he who comes:

Blessed, blessed is he who comes;

Blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

 

The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer

 

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

 

Christ is died, Christ is risen, Jesus Christ will come again.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest heavens.

The Priest continues

 

… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

 

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.  

 

Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.

 

The Sign of Peace

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit

 

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

 

Jesus, Lamb of God and source of life:

Jesus, loving bearer of our sins:

 

Hear our prayer, have mercy;

hear our prayer, have mercy; give us your peace.

 

Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man:

Jesus, true redeemer of the world:

Hear our prayer …

 

Jesus, Lord of life and Lord of light:

Jesus, here in form of bread and wine:

Hear our prayer …

                  

Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

The Communion Antiphon

 

The Lamb who is at the centre of the throne

will lead them to the springs of the waters of life.

 

At the distribution of the Sacrament, the minister says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

The communicant replies each time:  Amen.

 

The Communion Hymn

 

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here;
Come bow before him now with reverence and fear
In him no sin is found we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned
How awesome is the sight our radiant king of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place:
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace –

 no work too hard forHim.In faith receive from him.
Be still, for the power o
f the Lord is moving in this place.

 

The Post Communion Prayer

 

O God, who bestowed on blessed Agnes,

a crown among the Saints

for her twofold triumph of virginity and martyrdom,

grant, we pray, through the power of this Sacrament,

that, bravely overcoming every evil,

we may attain the glory of heaven.

Through Christ our Lord.. Amen.

 

The Blessing and Dismissal

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

 

May the blessing of almighty God, the Father, and the Son,  and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you forever.

Amen.

Go forth the Mass is ended:       

Thanks be to God. 

 

The Recessional Hymn:

 

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
his the sceptre, his the throne:
Alleluia! his the triumph,
his the victory alone.
Hear the songs of holy Zion
thunder like a mighty flood:
'Jesus out of every nation
has redeemed us by his blood!'

Alleluia! not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now:
Alleluia! he is near us;
faith believes, but knows not how.
Though the cloud from sight received him
whom the angels now adore,
shall our hearts forget his promise,
'I am with you evermore'?

Alleluia! bread of heaven,
here on earth our food, our stay:
Alleluia! here the sinful
come to you from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
earth's redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
you, the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! born of Mary,
earth your footstool, heaven your throne:
you, within the veil have entered,
robed in flesh, our great high priest;
yours the blood and yours the body,
in our eucharistic feast.