Mass Essay

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P = Priest, D = Deacon, C = Congregation, A = All, L = Lector P. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.C: And with your spirit | P: The Lord be with you. (or a Bishop says "Peace be with you")C: And with your spirit. | Penitential Act Comment: The Priest, or a Deacon, or another minister, may very briefly introduce the faithful to the Mass of the day. Depending on the day, or time of year, Priest recites one of the following, inviting the faithful to make the Penitential Act Form A | Form B | Form C | P: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.A: 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, And, striking their breast, they say: 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.P: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.C: Amen. | P: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. Have mercy on us, O Lord.C: For we have sinned against you.P: Show us, O Lord, your mercy.C: And grant us your salvation.P: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.C: Amen. | P: Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.A brief pause for silence follows. The Priest, or a Deacon or another minister, then says the following or other invocations* with:P: You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord have mercy. or

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