Holy Mass (from the Dominican Priory of St. Michael the Archangel (Blackfriars), Cambridge)

The Mass is the source and summit of the life of the Church, because in it Jesus Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice on the cross; it perpetuates that sacrifice for all time, and through it the grace of salvation is poured out on the Church, Christís Body.

In the Mass, we acknowledge our sinfulness and seek forgiveness for our sins, the Word of God is proclaimed through readings from the Bible and then thanks is given to God the Father for his blessings and above all for the gift of his Son. In that thanksgiving, undertaken at Christís command given at the Last Supper, the bread and wine upon the altar become his Body and Blood, in which we are called to share.

The Mass gets its name from a word in the dismissal at its end which in Latin is: Ite, missa est.

The texts used at Mass can be found on the Universalis website: prayers and readings for today.

On the Blackfriars website one can access the following texts and music (for Masses during Lockdowns in 2020, most recent first):

Date

Celebration

Hymns

Mass

Creed

Other texts

29 November

First Sunday of Advent

Hymns

Mass XVII

Credo I

Readings

22 November

Christ the King

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

Credo III

Readings

15 November

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hymns

Missa Orbis Factor

Credo I

Readings

8 November

Remembrance Sunday

Hymns

Requiem*

Credo I

(* including Officium and Communio)

28 June

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

Credo III

 

21 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hymns

Missa Orbis Factor

Credo I

 

14 June

Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

Credo III

 

7 June

Trinity Sunday

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

Credo III

 

31 May

Pentecost Sunday

Hymns

Missa Lux et Orgo

Credo I

 

24 May

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Missa Lux et Orgo

Credo I

 

21 May

The Ascension of the Lord

 

Arundel Mass

 

 

17 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Missa Lux et Orgo

Credo I

 

10 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Missa Lux et Orgo

Credo I

 

3 May

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Arundel Mass

Credo III

 

26 April

Third Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Missa Lux et Origo

Credo I

 

23 April

St Georgeís Day

 

Arundel Mass

 

 

19 April

Second Sunday of Easter

Hymns

Missa Lux et Origo

Credo I

 

12 April

Easter Sunday

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

Credo III

 

11 April

Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter

 

Order of Service

 

 

10 April

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

Hymns

 

 

 

9 April

Mass of the Lordís Supper

Hymns

Missa de Angelis

 

 

5 April

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Hymns

 

 

 

 

When we cannot receive the Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion sacramentally, we can make an act of spiritual communion, for example using the following words based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori.

My Jesus,

I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things

and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

come spiritually into my soul

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.

Amen.

More information about the Dominican Priory of St. Michael the Archangel (Blackfriars), Cambridge can be found on its website.

 

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