Baltimore Catechism No. 1 (of 4) eBook

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Here the priest makes the Sign of the Cross.

Our help is in the name of the Lord. 
Who made heaven and earth.

The priest, bowing down, says the Confiteor.  Then the altar-boys bow and say it after him.  Read it as on p. 2.

The priest goes up to the altar and says: 

O Lord, we beg You, by the goodness of Your saints whose relics are here, and of all Your saints, to forgive us all our sins.


The priest goes to the right side of the altar and reads from the book.  Then going back to the middle of the altar he says the Kyrie Eleison.


Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace to men of good will.  We praise You.  We bless You.  We glorify You.  We give You thanks for Your great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty.  O Lord God, Son of the Father, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.  You only, O Jesus Christ, with the Holy Ghost, are most high in the Glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The priest turns to the people and says: 

The Lord be with you. 
And with your spirit.


The priest goes to the right side of the altar and reads from the book.

Let us pray:  Let Your grace and pity guide our hearts, we beg You, O Lord.  For without You we cannot please You.  Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.  Amen.


The Epistle is a letter.  Most of these letters were written by Saint Paul.  The priest now reads one of these.  You may read the following: 

Dear children:  Be happy, be good, be brave; agree with one another, and be at peace.  The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the wisdom of the Holy Ghost be with you all.  Amen.

Thanks be to God.

The altar-boy carries the book to the left side of the altar.  The priest bows at the middle of the altar and says a prayer.


The priest goes to the left and reads from the book.


While Jesus was speaking to the people, mothers brought their children to Him, that He might bless them.  The disciples told them not to bother Jesus.  But Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come to Me and forbid them not.  For of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  And Jesus blessed the children.

Praise be to You, O Christ.


The priest now turns back to the middle of the altar and says the Creed. 
You also say it (see page 2).

THE MASS OF THE FAITHFUL (From the Offertory to the Communion)

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