THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
The LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name: Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us: and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
THE HAIL MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
THE GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
Glory be to the Father, and to the son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
THE APOSTLES' CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
May the Almighty God have mercy on me, and forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen.
May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen.
AN ACT OF FAITH
O my God! I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
AN ACT OF HOPE
O my God! relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
AN ACT OF LOVE
O my God! I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
AN ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
O my God, I offer Thee all my prayers, works, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself inthe Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Thy favors, in reparation for my offenses, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the wants of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.
I wish to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers I shall say and to the good works I shall perform this day.
TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard to rule and guide. Amen.
(Indulgence 300 days. Plenary indulgence once a month for daily recitation).
V. The Angel of the Lord decclared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost. Hail Mary, etc
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary, etc
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. 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 passionand cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
(indulgence of 10 years; plenary if recited thrice daily for a month).
Said during Eastertide, instead of the Angelus.
Queen of heaven, rejoice. Alleluia
For He whom thou didst deserve to bear, Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. rejoice an be glad O Virgin Mary! Alleluia.
R. Because our Lord is truly risen. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that,through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the following 3 prayers with three Hail Mary's, said after Low Mass,an indulgence of 10 years. For Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us said 3 times an indulgence of 7 years.
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs,mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turm, then most gracious advocate, thine eyes ofmercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Let us pray.
O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with favor upon Thy people who cry to Thee; and through the intercession of the glorious and Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of her spouse blessed Joseph, of Thy holy apostles, Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, mercifully and graciously hear the prayers which we pour forth to Thee for the conversion of sinners and for the liberty and exaltation of holy Mother Church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
St Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection againstthe malice and snares of the devil. We humbly beseech God to command him, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and soul.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, let me breathe forth my spirit in peace with you.
(Indulgence 7 years for each invocation; plenary for the recitation of each of the above every day for a month).
THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
The Five Joyful Mystreries
1. The Annunciation.
2. The Visitation.
3. The Birth of our Lord.
4. The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple.
5. The Finding of our Lord in the Temple.
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony of our Lord in the Garden.
2. The Scourging at the Pillar.
3. The Crowning with Thorns.
4. The Carrying of the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord.
The Five Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection of our Lord.
2. The Ascension of our Lord into Heaven.
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.
4. The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven.
5. The Coronation of our Blessed Mother in Heaven.
THE BLESSING BEFORE MEALS
+ Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
GRACE AFTER MEALS
+ We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest forever, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
PRAYER TO JESUS CRUCIFIED
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentimentsof faith, hope, and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of ammendment; and while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me, and calling to mind the words which David Thy prophet said ofThee, my Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and feet; they have numbered all my bones" (Ps. xxi. 17, 18).
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, for the intentions of the Pope.
Indulgence of 10 years, if this prayer is piously recited before an imageor picture of Christ Crucifies. Plenary if said after having confessed and received holy communion, and adding a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.S.C. Indulg., July 31, 1858. S. Pen. Ap., Feb 2, 1934.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary! that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother! To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! despise not my petitions, but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
Indulgence of 3 years; Plenary under the usual conditions if recited daily for one entire month.S.C. Indulg., Dec 11. 1846; S. Ap. Pen., Sep 8, 1935.
My Jesus, mercy. (300 days)
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (500 days)
Mother of mercy, pray for us. (300 days)
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us now and at the hour of our death. (300 days)
THE MANNER IN WHICH A LAY PERSON IS TO BAPTIZE IN CASE OF NECESSITY
Pour common water on the head or face of the person to be baptized, and say while pouring it:
"I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
N.B. Any person of either sex who has reached the use of reason can baptize in case of necessity, but the same person must say the words while pouring the water.