Baltimore Catechism No. 2 (of 4) eBook

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THE SANCTUS

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts. 
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. 
Hosanna in the highest.

The bell is rung three times.

Kneel

THE CANON

[Note,—­By a Decree of the Church (Aug. 4, 1922), the prayers during the Canon, i.e. from the Sanctus to the Pater Noster, must be said in silence.]

The priest bows low and kisses the altar.

O most merciful Father, we pray You, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our
Lord, to take and bless these gifts.  We offer them to You for Your holy
Catholic Church, for our Pope and Bishop and for all those in the
Catholic Faith.

PRAYER FOR THE LIVING

Be mindful, O Lord, of Your servants (name those for whom you wish to pray especially), and all who are now hearing this Mass.  Hear, O Lord, the prayers they are offering for themselves, their friends and their families.

THE CONSECRATION OF THE HOST

The priest now bends low over the host and says: 

    This is my body

At these words, the bread is changed into the body of Our Lord.  The bell rings.  The priest kneels and then raises the Sacred Body of Our Lord.  Now look at the Sacred Host and say:  My Lord and my God.  Then bow your head as the priest kneels again.

THE CONSECRATION OF THE WINE

The priest bends over the chalice and says: 

    This is the chalice of my blood

At these words, the wine becomes the Precious Blood of Our Lord.  The bell rings.  The priest kneels and then raises the chalice.  Now the priest continues to pray silently.  Look at the chalice and say:  Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.

The priest kneels.  The bell rings again.  The priest prays silently.

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

Remember also, O Lord, Your servants (here name dead relatives and friends) who have gone before us with the sign of faith and sleep the sleep of peace.

Now the priest says the “Pater Noster.”  Say the “Our Father.”

Soon after the priest strikes his breast and says the “Agnus Dei.”

THE PRIEST’S COMMUNION

The priest after saying some prayers silently, takes the Sacred Host and paten in his left hand and striking his breast with the right hand says (the bell rings three times): 

O Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof.  Say but the word and my soul shall be healed.

The priest bows down and receives the Body of Our Lord.  He remains in prayer for a short time.  Then he uncovers the chalice and drinks the Sacred Blood of Our Lord.

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