because they displease thee, who art deserving of all my love; and I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, never more to offend thee.

The Confiteor. , I CONFESS to Almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blesscd John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly, in thought, word and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech the blessed Mary ever Virgin, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.

May the almighty God have mercy on me, forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life! Amen.

May the almighty and merciful Lord give me pardon, absolution and remission of all my sins! Amen.

Let us pray. Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord! this habitation, and remove from it all the snares of the enemy. Let thy holy angels dwell in it to preserve us in peace; and may thy blessing be upon us forever; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God! the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of thy servants departed, the remission of all their sins, that through pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Pour down thy blessings, O Lord! on thy holy Church, on our holy Father the Pope, on this diocess, on our Most Rev. Archbishop, and all pastors of souls; on this country, on our rulers, and all superiors, temporal, and spiritual; on this congregation, on this family, on our parents, relations, benefactors, friends, and enemies. Help the poor, the sick, and those who are in their agony; convert all heretics, and enlighten the infidels.

Our Father, Hail Mary, &c.

O Jesus, living in Mary! come and live in thy servants, in the spirit of thy sanctity, in the fulness of thy power, in the perfection of thy ways, in the truth of thy virtues, and in the communion of thy mysteries. Triumph over all adverse powers, in thy holy spirit, for the glory of thy Father.

I offer up to thee, O iny God! the rest I am going to take, and my awaking in the morning. Bless, I beseech thee, both the one and the other. Protect me against all the enemies of my salvation, that sleeping and awaking in thee, I may live for no other end than to serve and love thee, in time and in eternity. Amen.


One of the best methods of assisting worthily at the holy sacrifice of Mass, is to accompany the priest with suitable prayers, according to the four great ends of sacrifice, which are, to adore, honour, and praise the Divine Majesty, to give him thanks for the favours he has bestowed upon us, to obtain the pardon of our sins, and to implore the graces we have need of, through the merits of Jesus Christ. In pursuing this method, the Christian may use the following prayers, or others of a similar nature.

Prayer before Mass. O Father of mercy! O God of all comfort! who, not content that thy only begotten Son was once offered on the cross for our redemption, wouldst have the same most acceptable oblation daily repeated in thy church, to renew and increase in our souls the fruit thereof; grant, we beseech thee, that we may assist at this adorable mystery of thy mercy and goodness, with such attention, reverence and love, that we may share abundantly in the blessings which it imparts, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

When Mass begins, enter into yourself, and recalling the many infidelities of your past life, recite the Confiteor, puge, 391, with sentiments of sincere sorrow for having offended God, that your heart being purified from sin, you may more worthily approach the altars of religion, to offer up, in union with the priest, the Lamb who was once slain on Calvary. Then say the following prayers:

Act of Adoration. O SOVEREIGN Lord! with the most profound humility I prostrate myself before thee, and offer up to thee by the hands of thy minister, the most adorable sacrifice of the body and blood of Jesus, thereby rendering to thee that supreme homage and adoration, which is due to thee from all thy creatures. I offer it up, O my God! in acknowledgment of thy supreme dominion over all things, and of our perpetual and essential dependence on thee, thereby confessing thee to be my first beginning and last end, my sovereign good, my chief happiness; and, in union with this most adorable victim, I offer up to thee all the love and affections of my soul, and consecrate myself entirely to thy holy service. Accept of me, O my God! and of whatsoever I possess, and make me entirely thine, through the merits of the same most adorable victim, thy beloved Son Jesus.

Act of Thanksgiving. I offer it also to thee, O my God! in praise and thanksgiving for all thy glorious works, for thy own divine perfections, for all the sacred mysteries of our redemption, for all thou hast done for thy holy Catholic church, and for thy holy saints and servants. I adore and praise thee in a particular manner in this holy sacrifice, for all the graces bestowed upon the ever blessed Virgin, mother of thy

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