Sign of the Cross

  In the name of the Father,
 and of the Son,
 and of the Holy Spirit.
       The Lord's Prayer

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 delivers us from evil.
                   Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
pray for us sinners, now,
and at the hour of our death.
 Blessing Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these
Your gifts, which we are about
to share, through Christ our Lord.     

Grace after Meals

We give You thanks for these
and all Your gifts, almighty God.
You live and rule forever. Amen.

Glory Be   

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

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father
almighty, maker of heaven and
earth, of all things visible and
invisible. I believe in one Lord
Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten
Son of God, born of the Father
before all ages. God from God,
Light from Light, true God from
true God, begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and our salvation
he came down from heaven
and by the Holy Spirit, was
incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and
became Man. For our sakes he
was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day in
accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge
the living and the dead and his kingdom
will have no end. I believe in the Holy
Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who
proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is
adored and glorified, who has spoken   
through the prophets. I believe in one,
holy, Catholic and apostolic church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness
of sins and I look forward to the
resurrection of the dead and the life
of the world to come.

Act of Contrition

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for
having offended Thee. And I detest  
all my sins because of Thy just
punishments, but most of all because
they offend Thee, My God, who art
all good and deserving of all my
love. I firmly resolve, with the help
of Thee grace, to sin no more and
to avoid the near occasion of sin.

Morning Prayer

Father, help us through this day that
it may be spent in Your service. In all
our thoughts, words, and actions,
may we do Your will faithfully for love
of You and our brothers and sisters.     

  Evening Prayer

Lord, watch over us this night. By
Your strength, may we rise at  
daybreak to rejoice in the resurrection
of Christ, Your Son, who lives and
reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

The  Gloria

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to
people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you, we glorify you,
we give thanks for your great glory, Lord God,
heavenly King, O God, almighty father, Lord Jesus
Christ, only Begotten Son of the Father, you take
away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you
are seated at the right hand of the Father, have
mercy on us. For you alone are the Lord, you alone
are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

The Penitential Act (during Mass)

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers
and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my
thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and
in what I have failed to do,
through my fault,
through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore 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.
Invitation to Holy Communion    

C:  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.
R:  Lord, I am not worth that you should enter
under my roof, but only say the word and my
soul shall be healed.
Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Where there is discord, harmony.
Where there is error, truth.
Where there is wrong, the spirit of
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console.
To be understood as to understand.
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal

The Beatitudes
                (based on Matthew 5:3-10)

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and   
thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted
for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.