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Eucharistic Prayer II

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two.

The Priest, with hands extended, says: (Celebrant alone)

Lord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness.

He joins his hands and, holding them outstretched over the offerings, says: (Celebrant with Concelebrants)

Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so they become for us

He makes the sign of the cross once over both bread and chalice, saying:

the body + and the blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

He joins his hands.

The words of the Lord in the following formulas should be spoken clearly and distinctly, as their meaning demands. Before he was given up to death, a death he freely accepted,

He takes the bread and, raising it a little above the altar, continues:

he took bread and gave you thanks. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

He bows slightly.

Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you.

He shows the consecrated Host to the People, places it on the paten, and genuflects in adoration. Then he continues:

When supper was ended, he took the cup.

He takes the chalice, and, raising it a little above the altar, continues:

Again he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples, and said:

He bows slightly.

Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.

He shows the chalice to the People, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration. Then he sings or says: (Celebrant alone)

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

People with Celebrant and Concelebrants:

[A] Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
[B] Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory.
[C] When we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
until you come in glory.
[D] Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Savior of the world.

Then with hands extended, the Priest says: (Celebrant with Concelebrants)

In memory of his death and resurrection, we offer you, Father, this life-giving bread, this saving cup. We thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. May all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit.

Celebrant or one Concelebrant

Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with  , our Pope,  , our bishop (and his assistant bishops), and all the clergy.

In Masses for the dead the following may be added:

Remember  , whom you called from this life. In baptism he (she) died with Christ: may he (she) also share his resurrection.

Celebrant or one Concelebrant

Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again; bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence. Have mercy on us all; make us worthy to share eternal life with Mary, the virgin Mother of God, with the apostles, and with all the saints who have done your will through the ages. May we praise you in union with them and give you glory

The Priest joins his hands.

through your Son, Jesus Christ.

He takes the Chalice and the paten with the Host and, lifting them up, sings or says: (Celebrant alone or with Concelebrants)

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.

The People respond:


The Holy Eucharist continues with the Lord's Prayer:


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