Preface 18 - Blessed Virgin Mary
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Prefaces for Seasons.
According to the name of the feast is said: in the Immaculate Conception, or in the Visitation, or in the Assumption, or in the Nativity, or 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.
On the Mass of Saint Mary on Saturday, and also in Votive Masses in which no special Mystery is celebrated, is said: in Veneration.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and
earth; and that in (name of feast) of Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, we should praise you, bless you, and extol you: for by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, she conceived your onlybegotten; and in the abiding glory of her virginity, shed forth on this world the everlasting Light, Jesus Christ our Lord.