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CHORPUS CHRISTI 2020

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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.  Alleluia

Verbum supérnum pródiens

The heavenly Word proceeding forth
Yet leaving not the Father’s side,
Accomplishing his work on earth
Had reached at length life’s eventide.

By false disciple to be given
To foemen for his life athirst,
Himself, the very bread of heaven,

He gave to his disciples first.

He gave himself in either kind,
He gave his flesh, he gave his blood;
In love’s own fullness thus designed
Of man’s whole self to be the food.

O Saviour victim, opening wide
The gates of life to man below,
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
For evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
In our true native land with thee.

THE PSALMS                           Psalm 115(116)

I will take the chalice of salvation and offer a thanksgiving sacrifice.

I trusted, even when I said:
‘I am sorely afflicted,’
and when I said in my alarm:
‘No man can be trusted.’

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.

You send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make;
I will call on the Lord’s name.
My vows to the Lord I will fulfil

before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.

 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.

I will take the chalice of salvation and offer a thanksgiving sacrifice

Scripture Reading                         1 Corinthians 10:16-173

That there is only one loaf means that, though we are many, we form one body

The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.

.A time of silence may follow to reflect on God’s word.

The Gospel Canticle

O sacred feast, in which we partake of Christ: his sufferings are remembered, our minds are filled with his grace and we receive a pledge of the glory that is to be ours, alleluia.

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord,+ the God of Israel!
He has visited his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old.

A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered.

He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,
that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes, that we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence.

 

As for you, little child,
you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.
You shall go ahead of the Lord
to prepare his ways before him,
To make known to his people their salvation
through forgiveness of all their sins,
the loving-kindness of the heart of our God
It who visits us like the dawn from on high.

He will give light to those in darkness,
those who dwell in the shadow of death,
and guide us into the way of peace.

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.

O sacred feast, in which we partake of Christ: his sufferings are remembered, our minds are filled with his grace and we receive a pledge of the glory that is to be ours, alleluia.

Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

At the supper to which all are invited, Christ gives his body and blood for the life of the world. Earnestly we beseech him, saying:

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, you have commanded us to celebrate the eucharistic meal in remembrance of you:

enrich your Church with the worthy celebration of these mysteries.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Lord Jesus Christ, eternal high priest, you have committed to your priests the ministration of your sacraments:

help them to do their part in your work with the unfailing gladness of genuine charity.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Lord Jesus Christ, manna from heaven, you make into one all who share the one bread:

grant peace and concord to all who believe in you. Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Lord Jesus Christ, heavenly physician, you give an eternal remedy and a pledge of resurrection to those who eat your bread:

grant health to the ailing and a real hope to sinners.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

Lord Jesus Christ, king who is to come, we know that whenever we celebrate these mysteries, we proclaim your death until you come again:

bring all those who have died in you to share your resurrection.

Lord Jesus Christ, give us the bread of eternal life.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

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.

The Concluding Prayer of the Sunday is then said.

Lord Jesus Christ,

you gave your Church an admirable sacrament

as the abiding memorial of your passion.

Teach us so to worship the sacred mystery

of your Body and Blood

that its redeeming power may sanctify us always.

Who live and reign with God the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.

Even if we cannot be at mass and receive Holy Communion, we can always make a Spiritual Communion. God will always fill our hearts with his grace if we ask.

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.

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Copyright © 1996-2020 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.  The Office Hymn is from Hymns for Prayer and Praise © The Panel of Monastic Musicians 1996. It is ised under the Parishes Calmas Liscense. All rights reserved. This service taken from the provisions for a Service of the Word in Common Worship.  The Eucharust is always the Principal Service of the day