Baltimore Catechism No. 2 (of 4) eBook

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As soon as you awake, think of God.  Make the Sign of the Cross and say: 

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

Then dress quickly and kneel down.  Now say the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Apostles’ Creed, the Confiteor and the Acts of Faith, Hope, Love and Contrition which you have probably memorized.  If you do not know them by heart you will find them on pages 2-4.

Then if you have time also say the following prayers: 

To the blessed Virgin
My Lady, and my Mother, remember I am thine; protect and defend me as
thy property and possession.

To saint Joseph
Saint Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of
Jesus, pray for us.

To the guardian Angel
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

God bless Papa and Mamma.  God bless Brothers and Sisters, and all my friends.  God bless me, and make me a good child.

For the faithful departed.
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.  And let perpetual light shine upon
them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

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

Make the Sign of the Cross.


Never go to bed without thanking God for all the benefits you have received during the day and during your whole life.  Kneel down.  Make the Sign of the Cross.  Then say the Our Father, Hail Mary, the Apostles’ Creed, the Confiteor, and Glory be.

Now think how you have acted during the day.  Are there any big sins on your soul?  Any little sins?  Try to tell Jesus how sorry you are for all your sins, and say the Act of Contrition (page 4).

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.  Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assist me in my last agony.  Jesus, Mary, Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.  O my God, bless my father, mother, and all my relatives and friends.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Bless yourself with holy water.

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


[The Mass prayers are an arrangement of those contained in Father Finn’s “Prayer Book for Catholic Youth” (also known as Father Finn’s Boys’ and Girls’ Prayer Book).  They follow closely in simplified language the spirit and liturgy of the “Ordinary of the Mass,” so that children will become readily accustomed to using the Church’s own prayers and follow the priest at the altar.  The rubrics when to sit, stand or kneel at Low Mass are given.

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