Preface 18 - Blessed Virgin Mary
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite One - Proper Prefaces - Prefaces for Other Occasions
According to the name of the feast is said:
in the Immaculate Conception,
in the Visitation,
in the Assumption,
in the Nativity,
in the Presentation.
In Masses of the Seven Sorrows is said:
in the Transfixion.
On the Memorial of Mount Carmel is said:
in the Commemoration.
On all other Feasts is said:
on the Festival.
In the Mass of St. Mary on Saturday, and also in Votive Masses in which no special Mystery is celebrated, is said:
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God; and that in (name of feast) of Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, we should praise thee, bless thee, and extol thee: for, by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, she conceived thine Only-begotten; and in the abiding glory of her virginity, shed forth upon this world the everlasting Light, Jesus Christ our Lord.