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The Year of St. Joseph

Year of St. Joseph


St. Joseph Novena
Daniel A. Lord, SJ ©2008 WJ Hirten Co

My St. Joseph Novena
Daniel Quackenbush, OFM ©2006 Catholic
Book Publishing

St. Joseph Man of Faith
Jacques Gautheir ©2014 Catholic Book

Day by Day with St. Joseph
Msgr. Joseph Champlin and Msgr. Kenneth
Lasch ©2010 Catholic Book Publishing

Consecration to St. Joseph
Donald H. Calloway, MIC ©2020 Marian

St. Joseph: Help for Life’s Emergencies
Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP ©2009 Pauline

St. Joseph Gems: Daily Wisdom
Donald Calloway, MIC ©2018 Marian Press

Did you know….. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of:
Families, Carpenters, Married Couples, Laborers, House
Seekers, The Universal Church, A Happy Death

Annual Diocese of Paterson Corpus Christi Food Drive

Annual Diocese of Paterson Corpus Christi Food Drive

Bishop Sweeney has authorized a Catholic Charities Diocesanwide food collection in all parishes. This year, the drive has gone virtual, and you can shop online and have items directly shipped to Catholic Charities Food Pantries.

Visit  to contribute.

Donations will go towards  our three diocesan food pantries  – Father English Center (Paterson), Hope House (Dover) and the Partnership for Social Services (Franklin).

You may also email: [email protected] or call 973-279-7100 ext. 2038 with any questions or to donate food directly to Catholic Charities Food Pantries.

You may also ma
il a check to:

Catholic CharitiesDiocese of Paterson, Corpus Christi Food Drive, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013

Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Charities and our brothers and sisters in need. God bless you.


Welcome Back to Mass! Sunday, Mass Attendance Obligation is Restored

Welcome Back




I, along with the other Bishops in New Jersey, officially welcome you back to Mass! The weekend of June 5 and 6 we celebrate The Feast of Corpus Christi. What an appropriate time to restore our obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. This is a time to reflect on the true presence of Jesus in the Body and Blood of the Eucharist and respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Here is My Body, take and Eat…Do this in Memory of Me.”

My sisters and brothers, let us pray fervently for one another, that we may be the faithful disciples Jesus is calling us to be, realizing that we are each members of the “One Body of Christ”. We are most fully His Body, when we gather, physically present to one another, around the table of the Lord, listening to His Word, united in prayer and receiving His Body and Blood in Holy Communion.

For more information on this please read our guidelines here.

– Thank You and God Bless You.

Bishop Kevin Sweeney

  1. Welcome Back guidelines



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this link:

from Monday to Friday at 5:00PM in English and 7:00PM in Spanish. Saturdays at 2:00PM in English, and 3:00PM in Spanish. Sundays at 5:00PM in English and 7:00PM in Spanish. We will be spiritually united in prayer. May God bless us, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel protect us. Amen.

Bienvenidos a nuestra transmisión diaria en vivo de la Santa Misa
en Facebook (siga este link:

de Lunes a Viernes a las 5:00PM en Inglés y a las 7:00PM en Español.
Sábados a las 2:00 PM en Inglés y 3:00 PM en Español. Domingos a las 5:00 PM en Inglés y 7:00 PM en Español. Horario de Colombia una hora antes al horario de Estados Unidos. Estaremos espiritualmente unidos en oración. Que Dios nos bendiga, y Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo nos
proteja. Amén.

Father Andres Baquero

June 13, 2020 – Opening Guidelines by Bishop Serratelli

We will follow the regular Sunday and Weekday Schedule

Sat. 5 pm Vigil, 7 pm S;

Sun: 8, 10, 12S and 4:30T

Weekday: 12 Noon, Sat. 9 am

Adoration on Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:45 am

Perpetual Novenas to St. Anthony and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Confessions by Appointment only

Only enter the rectory via the front door, no more than 2 people at a time.

Doors open 15 min. before mass and close 15 minutes after.

Use sanitizer on your hands before receiving Holy Communion.


My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,


We are looking forward to reopening our churches and chapels in the near future. Our people have the right to participate in the normal liturgical life of the Church.

Following the instructions issued by our State government, we have kept
our churches closed until now. The time is fast approaching when we must reopen them with specific guidelines to protect each other from Covid 19 as best we can.

We have been waiting to hear from our State government when the
government will allow gatherings larger than ten people.  I am sending you in advance the guidelines to be followed for the reopening of the churches and chapels throughout our diocese.

I know how stressful these months have been for you in providing spiritual support for our people. You have been working hard and with much
patience. I am most grateful for your dedicated service.

Our diocesan leadership is hoping that we will be able to reopen our
churches soon. I will announce the date for the reopening once it is
determined. I wanted you to have these guidelines so that you can begin

Asking God to bless and protect you, I am

Sincerely yours,

Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L, .D.D.
Apostolic Administrator

By Mandate of The Apostolic Administrator of The Diocese of Paterson

Protocols for the Reopening of Churches to  Public Liturgical


The Diocese of Paterson has been in close communication with State
officials, medical professionals, and the other dioceses of the State. We wish to provide the faithful with access to the liturgical life of the Church while
maintaining the public health and safety of the faithful and others with
whom they may have contact.

These mandated guidelines are general enough to be adapted to diverse
parish settings and institutions of the diocese. They are also specific enough to attend to the health and safety of the clergy and faithful as we provide
for the spiritual good of our people.

Each parish community or institution will be required to work closely
together, involving clergy, staff, and volunteers in order to implement these
guidelines and to provide, as much as it is humanly possible, a safe
environment proper for Liturgy during this pandemic.



General Guidelines

1. We will notify you the date when Churches are to reopen.  At that
time, public liturgies, including the sacraments, such as Baptism and
Matrimony, funerals and Memorial Masses for those who have died
during the pandemic may be celebrated.

2. The dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday and Holy
Day Masses remains in effect until further notice. For this reason, those
who wish to attend Sunday Eucharist and are unable to do so because of
the limited access to the church may choose to attend Mass on another day.

3. Those who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, i.e. those sixty (60) years of age and over, and especially those with one or several
underlying medical conditions, should follow Mass at home via live stream or television until all restrictions are removed.

4. A person with a cough or fever of any kind should stay home to protect
the health of others.

5. Live-streaming of Mass should be continued for those unable to attend.

6. No group for any celebration of the Mass, sacraments, and funerals
should be larger than 25% of the total seating capacity within the Church.

7. Churches may be open for private visits outside of scheduled services,
but this is left to the discretion of the pastor. The hours should be posted.
There should be a plan to properly clean the church and keep it a safe
environment after the hours of private visits.

8. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting commonly-touched surfaces in the
church is necessary. This should be done after every service in the church.

9. A reasonable period of “empty time” should be scheduled after the time when people leave the church so the entire church can be washed, wiped
down, and sanitized. Only then can people be admitted into the next Mass.

10. Pastors should establish and publicize the hours when the parish
church and offices will be open. It is advisable to schedule special times at
the end of the day when the entire building can be empty and cleaned to
the fullest extent needed.

In opening offices it should be kept in mind that provision for supplies of
adequate hand sanitizer and masks for both staff and guests should be readily available.

11. Maintenance staff should use the guidelines from the diocese or Center
for Disease Control on the best and most practical ways to sanitize their

12. All hymnals and missalettes should be removed from the church pews.

13. Hand sanitizers are to be placed at the entrance into the church and in a place easily accessible to the priest presiding at the liturgy.

14. All persons over the age of 2 should wear face masks.

15. Restrooms should only be used in case of necessity. They should be supplied with cleaning materials. Instructions should be posted so that anyone who uses the facility knows exactly what to do.

16. Only one entrance/door should be open for each building. However, all doors should allow for egress in case of emergency.

17. Exits and emergency exits should be tested beforehand and well
known to the congregation in case of the need to exit in an emergency.

18. Provision should be made for the handicapped.

Particular Guidelines

1. Mass attendance must be limited to 25% of seating capacity, as noted
above. It is left to the discretion of the pastor to determine how this is to be, e.g. first-come, first-served basis, registering on line, lottery etc.

Pastors must clearly publicize in advance whatever way they select so that people may understand that, if they arrive after the permitted number has been reached, they may have to be turned away. This is to protect
everyone’s health and to follow the regulations on health and safety.

2. Volunteers should be available to welcome parishioners to church,
maintaining six feet of social distance, directing them toward seating and
limiting the number of persons to whom the church is accessible.

3. Holy Water fonts and the baptismal fonts are to remain empty. When
Baptism is celebrated, small individual bottles of purified water should be
blessed and be used for each adult or infant individually.

4. Depending on availability of priests, parishes may schedule more
frequent Masses to accommodate their people with smaller congregations.

5. All of those attending the Liturgy must wear a face mask. A good
number of disposable face masks may be available to the faithful for those who neglect to bring them. The faithful need to be informed of this safety

6. All people inside the church must practice social distancing by keeping 6
feet from other persons. People in the same household do not have to
follow the social distancing guidelines, but must keep 6 feet from all
those not in their household.

7. Certain pews may be closed to make certain that social distancing is maintained. Temporary and safe markings should be made on the floor or carpet to maintain social distancing as well.

8. Those assisting at the altar should maintain a 6-foot distance from the
priest and from each other. The Roman Missal should be placed on a stand before the presider’s chair or in the center of the altar. It is not to be held by a server.

9. Altar Servers should not assist at the altar until a later date when the
risk of contagion is further ameliorated.

10. There is to be no choir. Singing should be discouraged in general.
Singing, especially in close proximity to others, may increase the risk of
viral spread.

The parts of the Mass, e.g., Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, etc. must be recited. 

11. There is to be no offertory procession. Collection baskets are to be placed in appropriate places to receive the offering of the faithful.

Electronic giving should be encouraged weekly so that the practice becomes more widespread now and permanently into the future.

Ushers should wear gloves when placing the offerings into the plastic
security bags mandated through Diocesan Collection Procedures.

13. The Exchange of Peace is to be shared without human contact.

14. Social distancing should be maintained by the faithful when they
approach to receive the Eucharist at Communion time. Please allow six feet between each person in the line going to receive the Eucharist. The faithful should be encouraged to bring hand sanitizer to use before the reception of Holy Communion

15. The Body of Christ should be placed in the hands of the communicant.

16. The distribution of the Precious Blood from the chalice is discontinued
for the foreseeable future. The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ is
received under either species.

17. The priest should have a hand sanitizer near him during the
distribution of Holy Communion to use as he sees fit.  If, per chance, a
communicant’s saliva comes in contact with the priest, he should
immediately stop and use the sanitizer.

18. To avoid crowding at the end of Mass, people may be dismissed by
the ushers one pew at a time to avoid crowding.

19. For now, when a priest is approached for celebration of the Sacrament
of Reconciliation, the confessional is not used. There should be a safe social distance between the priest and penitent in a public and yet appropriate

A special note: Priests who have special health considerations and
underlying health conditions that predispose them to contracting the
coronavirus should seek younger members of the presbyterate to celebrate when possible or approach the Office of Monsignor Mahoney or Monsignor Hart to arrange for the coverage of Masses during this time of pandemic.

These Protocols and Procedures are promulgated for the Diocese of
Paterson and effective when churches are opened to
the public. They
are effective immediately, unless, if, by the content of the particular
protocol or procedure, it is clear that it is a
protocol which must
immediately be implemented. 

All to the contrary notwithstanding.

Most Reverend Arthur J.

Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D.

Apostolic Administrator


Rev. Msgr. James T. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Date:  May 18, 2020

On the Feast of St. Pope John I




Welcome back to Mass

Welcome Back



I, along with the other Bishops in New Jersey, officially welcome you back to Mass! The weekend of June 5 and 6 we celebrate The Feast of Corpus Christi. What an appropriate time to restore our obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. This is a time to reflect on the true presence of Jesus in the Body and Blood of the Eucharist and respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Here is My Body, take and Eat…Do this in Memory of Me.”

My sisters and brothers, let us pray fervently for one another, that we may be the faithful disciples Jesus is calling us to be, realizing that we are each members of the “One Body of Christ”. We are most fully His Body, when we gather, physically present to one another, around the table of the Lord, listening to His Word, united in prayer and receiving His Body and Blood in Holy Communion.

For more information on this please read our guildelines here.

– Thank You and God Bless You.

Bishop Kevin Sweeney

  1. Welcome Back guidelines

    Daily Eucharistic Adoration during Mass Cancellation / CoronaVirus epidemic, 10 am – 1 pm, 7 days per week!

    Dear Friends, the Church is NOT closed, we will be offering the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, daily, 7 days per Week!! From 10am – 1pm. We hope to see you there…

    Health and Safety Measures for Pastoral Life in the Diocese of Paterson

    Effective Immediately by Mandate of the Bishop

    I – Suspension of Church Activities A – Suspension of Public Masses until further notice. However, Priests will offer private daily Mass for the intentions of those who made an offering for the Mass.

    B – Monday night confession is suspended. C – Penance Services or Penitential Liturgies are suspended.

    D – Private devotions, Stations of the Cross are suspended.

    E – Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is suspended.

    F – First Penance & First Holy Communion are to be deferred until further notice.

    G – Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals are left to the discretion of the Pastor.

    II – What is to be Observed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel will remain open for 3 hours each day (including weekend) from 10 an to 1 pm for private prayers, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.

    III – Holy Week, the Chrism Mass and the Sacred Triduum Parishes will be advised in due time.


    The Blessed Sacrament – Eucharistic Adoration

    During this period there should be appropriate prayers, songs, readings from  scripture, and a brief homily to help the congregation focus its attention to the worship of the Lord. It is important to remember that the Eucharist is the “Real Presence” of Jesus Christ.

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    After a period of meditation and reflection
    the celebrant goes to the altar, genuflects, and kneels. The following or
    another suitable eucharistic hymn is sung

    Tantum Ergo Sacramentum EUCHARISTIC BENEDICITON
    Ergo Traditional Latin Chant Eucharistic Benediction Blessed Sacrament
    Adoration Exposition


    O Salutaris Hostia is a moving tribute to our Lord, a wonderful hymn written by Saint Thomas Aquinas (pictured below), the preeminent theologian and Doctor of the Church, in the 13th century. Saint Thomas composed its text for the feast of Corpus Christi, which was established by the Church in 1264 to honor our Lord in the Eucharist (in His Body and Blood). It actually comprises the last two stanzas of a larger hymn that Saint Thomas wrote about our Lord’s institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and His Passion. It is often sung during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as part of what is known as a liturgical service of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. The text is given in Latin with an English translation below:

    Painting of St. Thomas Aquinas by Fra Angelico, courtesy of Wikipedia

    O salutaris Hostia,
    Quae caeli pandis ostium:
    Bella premunt hostilia,
    Da robur, fer auxilium.
    Uni trinoque Domino
    Sit sempiterna gloria,
    Qui vitam sine termino
    Nobis donet in patria.

    O saving Victim, opening wide,
    The gate of heaven to man below!
    Our foes press on from every side;
    Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

    To Thy great name by endless praise,
    Immortal Godhead, one in Three;
    Oh, grant us endless length of days,
    In our true native land with Thee. Amen

    This hymn has had many musical settings over the centuries by such composers as Palestrina, Beethoven, Gounod, and Liszt. The music in this
    is often used in services.

    Note the text’s inspiring references to our Lord’s saving mission in reconciling us to His Father, and thus opening for us the gates of heaven, through his Passion. We are invited here to ask for His help in persevering in our often difficult spiritual journey towards
    Eternal Life with Him in our “true native land,” heaven!

    St. Thomas himself once quoted St. Augustine as saying that in heaven “we will see, we will love, and we will praise.” This hymn reminds us to keep our eyes on the prize!
    push the arrow in the video to play.

    Down in adoration
    falling, This great Sacrament we hail;

    Over ancient forms
    of worship Newer rites of grace prevail;

    Faith will tell us
    Christ is present, When our human senses fail.

    To the everlasting Father, And the Son who made us free, And the Spirit, God proceeding
    From them Each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen.

    Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernul, Et antiquum documentum
    Novo cedat ritul;Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectful.

    Genitori Gentioque  Laus et jubilatio,
    Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio;Procedenti ab utroque
    compar sit laudatio. Amen.

    You have given them Bread from heaven (P.T. Alleluia)
    ALL: Having
    all sweetness with it (P.T. Alleluia)

    Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your
    suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and
    blood, help us to experience the salvation won for us and the peace of the
    kingdom, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for
    ever and ever.

    Amen. The celebrant will
    then bless all present with the Eucharist.


    When the priest or deacon has blessed everyone he then replaces the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle and genuflects. The following acclamation may be said at this time. This acclamation is called the Divine Praises. 

    Blessed be God.
    Blessed be his holy name.
    Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
    Blessed be the name of Jesus.
    Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
    Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
    Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
    Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
    Blessed be
    the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
    Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
    Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
    Blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and Mother.
    Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
    Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

    As the celebrant is leaving the following or another suitable hymn may be sung.  

    Holy God we Praise Thy Name,    2,       3

    After a period of meditation and reflection the celebrant goes to the altar, genuflects, and
    kneels. The following or another suitable eucharistic hymn is sung.


    O Lord I am Not Worthy

    Panis Angelicus

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    While the celebrant is bringing the Eucharist to the altar the following or other suitable hymn may be sung by the congregation.

     O Salutaris Hostia           2

    O saving Victim, open wide
    The gate of heaven to us below.
    Our foes press on from every side;
    Your aid supply, your strength bestow.To your great name be endless praise,
    Immortal Godhead, One in Three;
    O grant us endless length of days
    In our true native land to be. Amen.
    O salutaris Hostia
    Quae caeli pandis ostium;
    Bella premunt hostilla,
    Da robur, fer auxillium.Uni trinoque Domino
    Sit sempiterna gloria,
    Qui vitam sine termino
    Nobis donet in patria. Amen.

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    Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. “The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which are ever increasing in beauty and helpfulness; as, for example, visits of devotion to the tabernacles, even every day; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; solemn processions, especially at the time of Eucharistic Congresses, which pass through cities and villages; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament publicly exposed . . . These exercises of piety have brought a wonderful increase in faith and supernatural life to the Church militant upon earth and they are re-echoed to a certain extent by the Church triumphant in heaven, which sings continually a hymn of praise to God and to the Lamb
    ‘Who was slain.’” —Pope Pius XII

    I adore Thee, 0 Jesus, true God and true Man, here present in the Holy Eucharist, humbly kneeling before Thee and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth and all the blessed in heaven. In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing, I love Thee, my Jesus, with my whole heart, for Thou art all perfect and all worthy of love.

    Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend Thee, and grant that I, being refreshed by Thy Eucharistic presence here on earth, may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen.

    O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art really and corporally present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. I adore Thee here present from the very depths of my heart, and I worship Thy sacred presence with all possible humility. O my soul, what joy to have Jesus Christ always with us, and to be able to speak to Him, heart to heart, with all confidence. Grant, O Lord, that I, having adored Thy divine Majesty here on earth in this wonderful
    Sacrament, may be able to adore it eternally in Heaven. Amen.

    O most sacred, most loving heart of Jesus, Thou art concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and Thou beatest for us still. Now as then Thou sayest, “With desire I have desired.” I worship Thee, then, with all my best love and awe, with my fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will. O make my heart beat with Thy heart. Purify it of all that is
    earthly, all that is proud and sensual, all that is hard and cruel, of all perversity, of all disorder, of all deadness. So fill it with Thee, that neither the events of the day nor the circumstances of the time may have power to ruffle it; but that in Thy love and Thy fear it may have peace. —Cardinal Newman

    I believe Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament, O Jesus. I love Thee and desire Thee. Come into my heart. I embrace Thee, O never leave me. I beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus, may the burning and most sweet power of Thy love absorb my mind, that I may die through love of Thy love, who wast graciously pleased to die through love of my love. —St. Francis of Assisi

    Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, well known in connection with devotion to the Sacred Herat of Jesus, led the way in making reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for the coldness and ingratitude of men. This prayer of hers can become our own as we attempt to make amends for our own and others’ neglect of the great Sacrament of His love, the Eucharist.

    O kind and merciful savior, from my heart I earnestly desire to return Thee love for love. My greatest sorrow is that Thou art not loved by men, and, in particular, that my own heart is so cold, so selfish, so ungrateful. Keenly aware of my own weakness and poverty, I trust that Thy own grace will enable me to offer Thee an act of pure love. And I wish to offer Thee this act of love in reparation for the coldness and neglect that are shown to Thee in the sacrament of Thy love by Thy creatures. O Jesus, my supreme good, I love Thee, not for the
    sake of the reward which Thou hast promised to those who love Thee, but purely for Thyself.

    I love Thee above all things that can be loved, above all pleasures, and above myself and all that is not Thee, promising in the presence of heaven and earth that I will live and die purely and simply in Thy holy love, and that if to love Thee thus I must endure persecution and suffering I am completely satisfied, and I will ever say with Saint Paul: Nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God.” 0 Jesus, supreme master of all hearts, I love Thee, I adore Thee, I praise Thee, I thank Thee, because I am now all Thine own. Rule over me, and transform my soul into the likeness of Thyself, so that it may bless and glorify Thee forever in the abode of the saints. —Saint Margaret
    Mary Alacoque

    My Lord, I offer Thee myself in turn as a sacrifice of thanksgiving. Thou hast died for me, and I in turn make myself over to Thee.  I am not my own. Thou hast bought me; I will by my own act and deed complete the purchase. My wish is to be separated from everything of this world; to cleanse myself simply from sin; to put away from me even what is innocent, if used for its own sake, and not for Thine. I put away reputation and honor, and influence, and power, for my praise and strength shall be in Thee. Enable me to carry out  what I profess. Amen. —Cardinal Newman

    Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954

    Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    Lord, have mercy,  Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy,  Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, hear us,  Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
    God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
    God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
    Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

    O Living Bread, Who from Heaven descended, have mercy on us.
    Hidden God and Savior, have mercy on us.
    Grain of the elect, have mercy on us.
    Vine sprouting forth virgins, have mercy on us.
    Wholesome Bread and delicacy of kings, have mercy on us.
    Perpetual sacrifice, have mercy on us.
    Clean oblation, have mercy on us.
    Lamb without spot, have mercy on us.
    Most pure feast, have mercy on us.
    Food of Angels, have mercy on us.
    Hidden manna, have mercy on us.
    Memorial of God’s wonders, have mercy on us.
    Supersubstantial Bread, have mercy on us.
    Word made flesh, dwelling in us, have mercy on us.
    Holy Victim, have mercy on us.

    O Cup of blessing, have mercy on us.
    O Mystery of faith, have mercy on us.
    O Most high and venerable Sacrament, have mercy on us.
    O Most holy of all sacrifices, have mercy on us.
    O True propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead, have mercy on us.
    O Heavenly antidote, by which we are preserved from sin, have mercy on us.
    O stupendous miracle above all others, have mercy on us.
    O most holy Commemoration of the Passison of Christ,  have mercy on us.
    O Gift transcending all abundance, have mercy on us.
    O extraordinary memorial of Divine love, have mercy on us.
    O affluence of Divine largess, have mercy on us.
    O most holy and august mystery, have mercy on us.

    Medicine of immortality, have mercy on us.
    Awesome and life-giving Sacrament, have mercy on us.
    Unbloody Sacrifice, have mercy on us.
    Food and guest, have mercy on us.
    Sweetest banquet at which the Angels serve, have mercy on us.
    Bond of love, have mercy on us.
    Offering and oblation, have mercy on us.
    Spiritual sweetness tasted in its own foutain, have mercy on us.
    Refreshment of holy souls, have mercy on us.
    Viaticum of those dying in the Lord, have mercy on us.
    Pledge of future glory, have mercy on us.

    Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
    Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

    From the unworthy reception of Thy Body and Blood, deliver us, O Lord.
    From passions of the flesh, deliver us, O Lord.
    From the concupiscence of the eyes, deliver us, O Lord.
    From pride, deliver us, O Lord.

     From every occasion of sin, deliver us, O Lord.
    Through that desire, with which Thou desiredst to eat the Passover with Thy disciples, deliver us, OLord.
    Through that profound humility with which Thou didst wash Thy disciples’ feet, deliver us, O Lord.
    Through that most ardent love, with which Thou instituted this Divine Sacrament, deliver us, O Lord.
    Through the most precious Blood, which Thou hast left for us upon the altar, deliver us, O Lord.
    Through those Five Wounds of Thy most holy Body, which was given up for us, deliver us, O Lord.

    Sinners we are, we beseech Thee, hear us.
    That Thou wouldst graciously preserve and augment the faith, reverence, and devotion in us towards
    this admirable Sacrament, we beseech Thee, hear us.

    That Thou wouldst graciously lead us through the true mconfession of we beseech Thee, hear us.

    our sins to a frequent reception of the Eucharist, we beseech Thee, hear us.
    That Thou wouldst graciously free us from every heresy, falsehood, and blindness of the heart,we beseech Thee, hear us.

    That Thou wouldst graciously impart to us the Heavenly and precious fruits of this most Holy Sacrament, we beseech Thee, hear us.

    That Thou wouldst graciously protect and strengthen us in our hour of death with this Heavenly Viaticum, we beseech Thee, hear us.

    O Son of God, we beseech Thee, hear us.
    Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the
    world, spare us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
    graciously hear us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
    have mercy on us, O Lord.
    Christ, hear us, Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
    Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
    Our Father . . .
    Hail Mary . . .

    V. Thou didst furnish them with
    Bread from Heaven, Alleluia.
    R. Having in it every delight.

    Let us pray.

    O God, Who under a marvelous Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy Passion; grant us; we beseech Thee; so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou, Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

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