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Baltimore Catechism No. 2 (of 4) eBook

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THE COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE

The priest now opens the tabernacle and takes out the Blessed Sacrament to give holy communion to the people.  Turning to the people and holding the ciborium in his left hand, he lifts up a Sacred Host to the people in his right hand.  Now say with the priest three times: 

“Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter my soul; say but the word and my soul shall be healed.”

AFTER THE COMMUNION

Having replaced the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle, the priest after taking water and wine, covers the chalice and goes to the right side of the altar to read from the book.  Then going back to the middle he turns to the people and says: 

The Lord be with you. 
And with your spirit.

Then the priest again goes to the right side of the altar and reads: 

THE PRAYERS AFTER COMMUNION

Let us pray:  We have been filled with Your gifts, O Lord.  Grant that they may make us clean and strong.  May the gift of this divine Sacrament keep us pure, O Lord.  Through the help of the Blessed Virgin, of St. Joseph, of Sts.  Peter and Paul and all the saints, may it free us from all evil.

The priest goes back to the middle of the altar and turning to the people says: 

The Lord be with you. 
And with your spirit.

Go, the Mass is ended. 
Thanks be to God.

THE BLESSING

The priest bows down and says a prayer.  Then turning to the people he blesses them saying: 

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

The priest goes to the left side of the altar.

Stand

The Lord be with you. 
And with your spirit.

THE LAST GOSPEL

The priest makes a cross on forehead, lips, and breast, and says the
Gospel of St. John.

Remain standing until the priest has left the sanctuary or kneels down to say the prayers after Mass.

THE RIGHT MANNER OF CONFESSING

[From Father Finn’s Prayer Book for Catholic Youth.]

PRAYER BEFORE EXAMINING YOUR CONSCIENCE

O Holy Spirit, help me to know all my sins.  Help me to remember that Jesus died for me.  Help me to make a good confession and I promise that I will try never to sin again.

Now think of your sins.

PRAYER BEFORE ENTERING THE CONFESSIONAL

O God, I am very sorry for all my sins.  I promise that I will try to be good and never again to hurt You by sin.  Dear Jesus, help me.  Mother of God, pray that I may please Your Son by true sorrow for my sins.

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