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Eucharistic Prayer III

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

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

Father, you are holy indeed, and all creation rightly gives you praise. All life, all holiness comes from you through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, by the working of the holy Spirit. From age to age you gather a people to yourself, so that from east to west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of your name.

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

And so, Father, we bring you these gifts. We ask you to make them holy by the power of your Spirit,

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

that they may become the body + and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at whose command we celebrate this eucharist.

He joins his hands. The words of the Lord in the following formulas should be spoken clearly and distinctly, as their meaning demands.

On the night he was betrayed,

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

he took bread and gave you thanks and praise. 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.

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

Father, calling to mind the death your Son endured for our salvation, his glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, and ready to greet him when he comes again, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice.

Look with favor on your Church's offering, and see the Victim whose death has reconciled us to yourself. Grant that we, who are nourished by his body and blood, may be filled with his Holy Spirit, and become one body, one spirit in Christ.

Celebrant or one Concelebrant

May he make us an everlasting gift to you and enable us to share in the inheritance of your saints, with Mary, the virgin Mother of God; with the apostles, the martyrs, (Saint   – the saint of the day or the patron saint) and all your saints, on whose constant intercession we rely for help.

Celebrant alone or one Concelebrant

Lord, may this sacrifice, which has made our peace with you, advance the peace and salvation of all the world.

Strengthen in faith and love your pilgrim Church on earth; your servant, Pope  , our bishop   (and his assistant bishops), and all the bishops, with the clergy and the entire people your Son has gained for you.

Father, hear the prayers of the family you have gathered here before you. In mercy and love unite all your children wherever they may be.*

* When this eucharistic prayer is used in Masses for the dead, the following may be said:

Remember   In baptism he (she) died with Christ: may he (she) also share his resurrection, when Christ will raise our mortal bodies and make them like his own in glory.

Welcome into your kingdom our departed brothers and sisters, and all who have left this world in your friendship. There we hope to share in your glory when every tear will be wiped away. On that day we shall see you, our God, as you are.

He joins his hands.

We shall become like you and praise you for ever through Christ our Lord, from whom all good things come. Welcome into your kingdom our departed brothers and sisters, and all who have left this world in your friendship.

The Priest joins his hands.

We hope to enjoy for ever the vision of your glory, through Christ our Lord, from whom all good things come.

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:

Amen.

The Holy Eucharist continues with the Lord's Prayer:

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