Mass is the central act of worship in the life of a Catholic. Going to Mass is about spending time with God, but also receiving his graces inner strength to live the Christian life.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
And also with you. The Lord be with you. Peace be with you. Dear friends, this water will be used to remind us of our baptism. Let us ask God to bless it, and to keep us faithful to the Spirit he has given us.
God our Father, your gift of water brings life and freshness to the earth; it washes away our sins and brings us eternal life. We ask you now to bless this water, and to give us your protection on this day which you have made your own.
Renew the living spring of your life within us and protect us in spirit and body, that we may be free from sin and come into your presence to receive your gift of salvation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Lord God almighty, creator of all life, of body and soul, we ask you to bless this water: Lord, in your mercy give us living water, always springing up as a fountain of salvation: Grant this through Christ our Lord. Option C during the Easter Season: Lord God almighty, hear the prayers of your people: Hear our prayers and bless this water which give fruitfulness to the fields, and refreshment and cleansing to man.
You chose water to show your goodness when you led your people to freedom through the Red Sea and satisfied their thirst in the desert with water from the rock. Water was the symbol used by the prophets to foretell your new covenant with us.
May this water remind us of our baptism, and let us share the joy of all who have been baptized at Easter. When the sprinkling and the song is finished, the priest concludes this rite as follows: May almighty God cleanse us of our sins, and through the eucharist we celebrate make us worthy to sit at his table in his heavenly kingdom.
When it is used, the Penitential Rite is omitted, and the Mass continues with the Gloria on most Sundays and solemnities or with the Opening Prayer during Advent and Lent, and on weekdays. I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Lord, we have sinned against you: Lord, show us your mercy and love. And grant us your salvation. You raise the dead to life in the Spirit: You bring pardon and peace to the sinner: You bring light to those in darkness: It is preferably sung by the whole congregation, but may also be sung by the choir or recited by all.
The priest may begin with a brief sung or spoken invitation for the people to praise God. Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. At the end, the people proclaim their consent.The Mass: The Central Act of Worship in the Catholic Church Catholics worship God in a variety of ways, but the chief act of corporate or communal worship is the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
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