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Order of Mass for Virtual Worship Aid

Below is the Order of Mass, Responses, and Prayers for Sunday Masses in Ordinary Time.

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Priest's Greeting of the People


Priest:   We begin our liturgy with the sign of our faith: ✝️ In the name of God, who is both mother and father to us, and of Jesus, the Only-Begotten One, and of the Holy Spirit.


People:        Amen.


Priest:   May the grace of Jesus the Christ, the love of God, and the fire of the Holy Spirit be with you.


People:       And also, with you.

Penitential Rite


Priest:  As we celebrate our liturgy, we remember that we are children of God and that we belong to each other. Let us pause to remember the times that we have hurt one another, and to call to mind the times when we have failed to answer the call of the gospel in our relationship with God, with one another, and in loving of ourselves.

All:  I confess to you, O God, and to one another, that I have sinned by my own fault, in thought, word and deed; by what I have done, and in what I have left undone; and I ask Blessed Mary, all the angels, and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to God who is gracious and all-merciful.

Lord Have Mercy

Priest:          Lord have mercy.

People:        Lord have mercy.

Priest:          Christ have mercy.

People:        Christ have mercy.

Priest:           Lord have mercy.

People:        Lord have mercy.


Priest:  God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins. Through the ministry of the Church, may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins ✝️ in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:        Amen.


Glory to God (spoken; omitted @ Advent & Lent)


All:  Glory to God in the highest, and peace to all people on earth. O God, heavenly King, almighty God, and Father; we worship you; we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Jesus the 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. 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 God the Father. Amen



Liturgy of the Word

Response at the conclusion of each reading:

Lector:        Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

People:      Thanks be to God.


Gospel Alleluia

Priest:          Our God is with you.

People:      And also, with you.

Priest:          A reading from the Gospel according to N.

People:       Glory to you Lord. ✝️✝️✝️

At the conclusion of the Gospel:

Priest:          The Gospel of the Lord.

People:        Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.



Nicene Creed

All:  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 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 flesh.

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 God. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his reign will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father; with the Father and the Son, he is worshipped and glorified, and 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.


Prayers of the People (Intercessions)

The assembly will be invited to raise up petitions for healing, thanksgiving, repose of the soul, etc. Written prayer requests for this Mass will be brought to the altar with the gifts.


Sign of Peace


Priest:          May the peace of the Risen Christ be with each of you.

People:       And also, with you.

[We exchange the Sign of Peace through safely distanced greetings.]


Liturgy of the Eucharist


Blessing of Bread and Wine


Sometimes, this is not audible. When the priest prays aloud, the people’s response follows:

Priest:          Blessed are You, God of all creation.

People:       Blessed be God forever.


Priest:          Pray, friends, that in our sharing of bread and wine, that our lives will be acceptable to our God who is

                     Life, Love, Healing, and Justice.

People (as they rise): May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name, and for the good of his universal church.


Prayer over the Gifts – Offered by Priest



Priest:          God be with you.

People:       And also, with you.

Priest:          Lift up your hearts.

People:       We lift them up to God.

Priest:          Let us give thanks to God.

People:       It is right to give God thanks and praise.


Holy, Holy (spoken or sung)

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

      Blessed is he who comes in the name of our God. Hosanna in the highest.


Eucharistic Prayer/Consecration


Mystery of Faith (spoken or sung)


Priest:   Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.

All:               Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.


All:               When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus, until you come again.


All:               We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.


Doxology (spoken or sung)


People:     Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours O God, forever and ever.


Great Amen (spoken or sung)

Prayer of Jesus (spoken, sung, or chanted)


Priest:          Let us pray together in the words our Savior gave to us: 


All:       Our Father and Mother in Heaven, Holy is your Name! Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in

            heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

            And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

Priest:         As we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ.

People:       For the kingdom, power and glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.


Lamb of God (spoken or sung)


Priest:          Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.

People:       Have mercy on us.

Priest:          Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.

People:       Have mercy on us.

Priest:          Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world.

People:       Grant us peace.

[Priest may pray an additional prayer that assembly is invited to join.]

Priest:          Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

                    Blessed are those who are called to the Table of the Lamb.

People:       O Jesus, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Invitation to Communion


Post-Communion Prayer


Priest:          Let us pray.


Final or Solemn Blessing


Priest:          May the grace of God be with you.

People:       And also, with you.

Priest:          Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing. [Priest offers blessing, and concludes with]:

                    And may the God of All bless us, in the ✝️ name of the Creator who loves us, the Redeemer who heals

                    us, and the Sanctifier who is in all, with all, and loves all. Our Mass has ended; but our service to God

                    and one another continues. Go forth in the peace of Christ, with hearts open to love.

People:       Thanks be to God.

Priest:          And let the church say:

All:               AMEN!

Priest:          Saint Martin of Tours,

All:               Pray for us!

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