Prayers

Step by Step guide for Readers

Posted by on Monday, 24 December, 2012
  1. For the weekend masses the Reader will proceed from the sacristy with the Eucharistic ministers.
  2. The Reader carries the Lectionary, to the left of the shoulder, so that the congregation can concentrate on the Word of God.
  3. The Reader walks up to the ambo and places the Lectionary on the ambo returning to join the rest of the procession at the foot of the Altar. Everyone bows to the Altar and then takes their seat at the front.
  4. After the opening prayer, the Reader approaches the Altar, bows and walks round the ambo to commence reading.
  5. The First Reading should be announced as follows: A Reading from (for example) The Book of Wisdom. After this reading the Reader says ‘THE WORD of THE LORD ‘.
  6. The Responsorial psalm. DO NOT SAY, THE RESPONSE IS. Simply repeat the response and do so after each stanza with the congregation.
  7. The Second Reading should be announced as follows: A Reading from (for example) the 1st. Letter of St. Peter. Again, after this reading, the Reader says ‘ THE WORD of THE LORD
  8. The Gospel Acclamation. DO NOT SAY any of the following. Please stand for the gospel / acclamation or this is the gospel acclamation. Simply begin with the Alleluia.
  9. After the gospel Acclamation, turn, face the Priest and bow. He will bow also. Then return to your seat.
  10. The prayers of the faithful follows the Creed and it is usual for the Reader to read these prayers. This however will be discussed in the Sacristy before mass. When the Reader is reading the prayers of the faithful you leave your seat at the end of the Creed. Do not bow to THE ALTAR, APPROACH THE AMBO AND WAIT UNTIL THE PRIEST HAS SAID THE OPENING PRAYER. Then read the prayers, normally six prayers, and then the Priest will pray for the dead. During this time turn and face the Priest. After these prayers the Reader returns to their seat without bowing to the Priest or the Altar.
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Gospel Melody (Destiny’s Child)

Posted by on Monday, 19 April, 2010
Thank you, Lord, hallelujah You've been so good to me Thank you, Lord, hallelujah I'm grateful for my blessings I'm grateful for my struggles Trials and tribulations I've been through I've realized no one can love like You do Thank you, Lord, hallelujah I feel your presence near Thank you, Lord, hallelujah I won't hold back my tears I gave you my trust And you took me out of the dark rain My Lord I survived it I give You the praise Lord, You've been so good You've been so good to me I'm so grateful for my blessings Givin You all the praise Lord, You've been so good You've been so good to me I'm grateful for all of my blessings Giving You all the praise Jesus loves me, oh yes He does Jesus loves me, oh yes He does Jesus loves me, oh yes He does For the Bible tells me so So... so, ohhh... so.. (My Jesus loves me, I know) A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men
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Because You Love Me

Posted by on Monday, 19 April, 2010
A popular song by Diane Warren, as a tribute to her father for his encouragement, that I tried to adapt as I prayer. For all those times you stay by me For all the truth that you make me see For all the joy you bring to my life For all the wrong that you make right For every dream you make come true For all the love I found in you I'll be forever thankful Lord You're the one who held me up Never let me fall You're the one who sees me through it all You are my strength when I am weak You are my voice when I can't speak You are my eyes when I can't see You see the best there is in me Lift me up when I can't reach You give me faith 'coz you believe I'm everything I am Because you love me You give me wings and make me fly You touch my hand I could touch the sky I lost my faith, you gave it back to me You say no star is out of reach You stay by me and I stay tall I have your love I have it all I'm grateful for each day you give me Maybe I don't know that much But I know this much is true I am blessed because you love me You are always there for me The tender wind that carries me A light in the dark shining your love into my life You are my inspiration Through the lies you are the truth My world is a better place because of you I'm everything I am Because you love me
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