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Order of Mass

The Order of Mass specifies the proper sequence of events for any Mass or liturgy.

Introductory Rites

  • Entrance Song
  • Trinitarian Greeting
  • Penitential Rite (Sprinkling Rite also may be used)
  • Kyrie (Lord, Have Mercy)
  • Gloria (Glory to God)
  • Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word

  • First Reading
  • Psalm Response
  • Second Reading
  • Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia)
  • Gospel
  • Homily
  • Creed
  • General Intercessions/Prayers of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Preparation of the Gifts and accompanying music
  • Prayer over the Gifts
  • Eucharistic Prayer
  • Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy)
  • Memorial Acclamation (Christ Has Died)
  • Great Amen

Communion Rite

  • Our Father
  • Rite of Peace
  • Breaking of the Bread (Lamb of God)
  • Communion
  • Communion Song
  • Prayer after communion

Concluding Rite

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