Prayers we use in school and at Mass Sign Of The Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father 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. Amen 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. 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. Morning Prayer O My God you love me, You’re with me night and day. I want to love you always in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you Father. Bless me through the day. Amen End of the Day Prayer God our father, I come to say, thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning, send your light. Amen Gloria Glory to God in the Highest And on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you We bless you, We adore you, We glorify you, We give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God heavenly king, O God almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; 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 Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High Jesus Christ, With the Holy Spirit in the Glory of God the Father. Amen The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he we will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. Come, Holy Spirit Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer before Meals Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord. Amen. Prayer to Our Guardian Angel Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen. Prayer after Holy Communion Jesus I believe in you Jesus I hope in you Jesus I love you Jesus I thank you for having come to me Welcome to my heart and bless me You are the same Jesus who gave your life for us on the cross and rose from the dead And now you have come to me Jesus I thank you for your love for me EXPLANATION OF THE MASS - You may find this useful when talking to your child about Mass Introductory Rites The section of the Mass preceding the Liturgy of the Word prepares the community for the celebration. The intent is that the assembled group unite as a community properly prepared to hear God's Word and celebrate the Eucharist. It includes the following: Entrance; Antiphon; Greeting; Penitential Rite (Rite of Blessing & Sprinkling); Kyrie (Lord, Have Mercy); Gloria (Glory to God); Opening Prayer. Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Word - the major part of the Mass between the opening prayer and the preparation of the Gifts during which the Word of God is proclaimed, responded to, explained, accepted and believed, and appealed to. It includes the following: First Reading; Responsorial Psalm; Second Reading; Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia); Gospel Reading; Homily; Silence; Profession of Faith (Nicene Creed) or (Apostles' Creed - Children Only); General Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful): Church, Public Authorities, Salvation of the World (Oppressed), Local Community. Liturgy of the Eucharist The major part of the Mass after the Liturgy of the Word and ending before the Concluding Rite. This part corresponds to the words and actions of Christ at the Last Supper. Christ took bread and the cup, gave thanks, broke the bread, and gave them to His disciples saying: "Take and eat; this is My Body. Take and drink; this is the cup of My Blood. Do this in memory of Me." Preparation of the Gifts (Presentation) – The priest prepares the altar and the gifts, prays over the bread and wine and helps the assembly get ready for the Sacrifice that will take place. It includes the following: Offertory Song; Preparation of the Altar; Preparation of the Bread; Preparation of the Wine; Washing of Hands; Invitation to Prayer; Prayer over the Gifts. Eucharistic Prayer – The centre and high point of the Mass that makes Christ present for us in His Passion, Death, and Resurrection. During it, the community joins Christ in acknowledging the works of God and in the offering of Sacrifice. Communion Rite – This is the part when God gives a gift to Him. In both cases the gift is the same Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Saviour of the world. It includes the following: The Lord's Prayer; Sign of Peace; Breaking of the Bread; Communion; Lamb of God; Personal Prayer; Communion; Silent Prayer, Prayer after Communion. Concluding Rite – Immediately after the Communion Rite, should there be any announcements, these are made but should be kept brief. Then just as the people were greeted at the beginning of the Mass, so now the priest greets the people again and blesses them. It includes the following: Blessing; Dismissal.