Feast Day of Saint Mary the Virgin
August 15, 2020
Celebrant: BLESSED BE GOD, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your
incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may
share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.
A READING from: Isaiah 61:10-11
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.
Here ends the Reading.
Response: Thanks be to God.
1 I will always give thanks unto the Lord; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; *
the humble shall hear this and be glad.
3 O praise the Lord with me, *
and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; *
he delivered me out of all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were made glad, *
and their faces were not ashamed.
6 Look, the poor man cries, and the Lord hears him, *
and saves him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord camps round about those who fear him, *
and delivers them in time of need.
8 O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; *
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
9 O fear the Lord, you that are his saints; *
for those who fear him lack nothing.
A READING from: Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Here ends the reading.
Response: Thanks be to God
The HOLY GOSPEL of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke 1:46-55
Response: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; 52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” The Gospel of the Lord.
Response: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: Let us confess our faith in the words of the Apostle’s Creed
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Celebrant: PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
In your own words, pray for your own needs, for those on your heart, for the
peace of the world, and for the Church.
Celebrant: ACT OF CONTRITION
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God:
O GOD, We are VERY SORRY that we have sinned against you and for all the
wrongs we have done and the good we have not done.
Take a moment in silence to share your confession to God with these words in
Especially I confess_______________________________.
Everyone: Forgive us for Jesus' sake, and grant us strength and wisdom to amend our
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.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen
Dear Jesus, we believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. We
love you above all things, and we desire to possess you within our souls. And
since we cannot now receive you sacramentally, we beseech you to come
spiritually into our hearts. We unite ourselves to you, together with all your
faithful people gathered around every altar of your Church, and we embrace
you with all the affections of our souls. Never permit us to be separated from
COME LORD JESUS, and dwell in our hearts in the fullness of your strength; be
our wisdom and guide us in right pathways; conform our lives and actions to the
image of your holiness; and, in the power of your gracious might, rule over
every hostile power that threatens or disturbs the growth of your kingdom, who
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, in glory
AND MAY THE PEACE OF GOD, which passes all understanding, keep your
hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ
our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, be with you now and always, AMEN.
SOUL of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, inebriate me Water from the side of Christ, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me O good Jesus, hear me Within Thy wounds, hide me Separated from Thee let me never be From the malignant enemy, defend me At the hour of death, call me To come to Thee, bid me That I may praise Thee in the company Of Thy Saints for all eternity. Amen.