Liturgy of the Eucharist

Liturgy of the Eucharist

The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the central action - the memorial of Jesus’
Death and Resurrection.

Celebrated Mass: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

 

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

 

Priest

All Sit

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,
for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you:
fruit of the earth and work of human hands,
it will become for us the bread of life.

 

All

Blessed be God for ever.

 

Priest

By the mystery of this water and wine
may we come to share in the divinity of Christ
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,
for through your goodness we have received
the wine we offer you:
fruit of the vine and work of human hands,
it will become our spiritual drink.

 

All

Blessed be God for ever.

With humble spirit and contrite heart
may we be accepted by you, O Lord,
and may our sacrifice in your sight this day
be pleasing to you, Lord God.

 

Priest

Pray, brothers and sisters,
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.

 

 

All

All Stand

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

 

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS

Priest

God our Creator,
may this bread and wine we offer
as a sign of our love and worship
lead us to salvation.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

All

Amen.

 

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

 

Priest

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II

The Lord be with you.

 

All

And with your spirit.

 

Priest

Lift up your hearts.

 

All

We lift them up to the Lord.

 

Priest

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 

All

It is right and just.

 

Priest

It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.

For through his Paschal Mystery,
he accomplished the marvellous deed,
by which he has freed us
from the yoke of sin and death,
summoning us to the glory of being now called
a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for your own possession,
to proclaim everywhere your mighty works,
for you have called us out of darkness
into your own wonderful light.

And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

 

All

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

 

 

Priest

All Kneel

You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.

Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall,

so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,

he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:

take this, all of you, and eat of it,
for this is my body,
which will be given up for you.

In a similar way, when supper was ended,

he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:

take this, all of you, and drink from it,
for this is the chalice of my blood,
the Blood of the new and eternal covenant,
which will be poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this in memory of me.

 

Priest

The mystery of faith.

 

All

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.

 

Priest

Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with Benedictour Pope
and Denis our Bishop and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

 

All

Amen.

 

THE COMMUNION RITE

 

Priest

All Stand

At the Saviour’s command
and formed by divine teaching,
we dare to say:

 

All

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

 

Priest

Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,
that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

All

For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

 

Priest

Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you;
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.

Who live and reign for ever and ever.

 

All

Amen.

 

Priest

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 

All

And with your spirit.

 

Priest

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

 

All

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.

 

 

Priest

All Kneel

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
who, by the will of the Father
and the work of the Holy Spirit,
through your Death gave life to the world,
free me by this, your most holy Body and Blood,
from all my sins and from every evil;
keep me always faithful to your commandments,
and never let me be parted from you.

Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the  world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

 

All

Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

 

COMMUNION ANTIPHON

All

I, the Lord, am with you always, until the end of the world.

Priest

The Body of Christ.

All

Amen.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

 

Priest

All Stand

Let us pray.
God of salvation,
may this sacrament which strengthens us
here on earth
bring us to eternal life.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

 

All

Amen.

 

1

Create a PowerPoint presentation of the invitations and responses said during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Pay particular attention to words that have changed. Use the presentation to practise and correct responses.

2

Include in your PowerPoint presentation the actions, postures and gestures you should be undertaking when responding.

3

Now watch the video of this part of the Mass again, paying particular attention to the spoken and physical responses from the assembly.

 


For Reflection

  • During this part of the Mass are there any moments of silence? At what point do they occur? What do you think is the significance of this?

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