Confiteor: I Confess

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God,

The Father almighty,

Creator of heaven on earth,

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

And born of the Virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died and was buried;

He descended into hell;

On the third day He rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

And is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

The Holy Catholic Church,

The communion of Saints,

The forgiven us of sins,

The Resurrection of the body,

And life everlasting. Amen.

Benedictus: Canticle of Zechariah

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has visited his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old.

A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered.

He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,
that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes,
we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence.

As for you, little child,
you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.
You shall go ahead of the Lord
to prepare his ways before him,

To make known to his people their salvation
through forgiveness of all their sins,
the loving-kindness of the heart of our God
who visits us like the dawn from on high.

He will give light to those in darkness,
those who dwell in the shadow of death,
and guide us into the way of peace.


The Angelus:

P:      The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: 

All:   And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

 P:      Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

All:   Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

P:      Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

All:   Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary…

P:      And the Word was made Flesh:

All:   And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary…

P:      Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

All:   that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.



My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm, 
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.