In Remembrance: The Supper of the Lord and the Holy Communion, Commonly Called the Mass, as Set Forth in the Book of Common Prayer by Authority of the Church of England, and Ordered to be Used in All Churches, Arranged with Extra Devotions, by M. Euan Smith, for Use at a Said Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and Illustrated by T. Noyes Lewis.
London: The Faith Press, 1920.
When you go to Church on Sundays, hymns are probably sung at those parts of the Service when no prayers are being said aloud; but there are sure to be times when you will want to go to a said Mass; on Saints’ Days, for instance, or during Holy Week, your only chance will be to go to one of the early services before school begins, and then you will need some prayers to say during the intervals.
Remember, when you come to Mass:
1. You are coming very close to Jesus.
2. You are pleading with all the Saints and Angels, the one Sacrifice which He offered upon the Cross, and is now always pleading in Heaven.
3. This is the very best time to pray for all whom you love, and all that you need.
4. This is one of the best ways to prepare to make your Communion, when you are older.
There was once a little boy, John Vianney, who was very clever in making figures in clay. He so loved going to Mass, that he gladly gave them to any child who would do some of his work for him. He would then run round to Church, and after Mass went back to his work in the fields with a light heart and happy face. Some children make a rule of coming one or more days a week, on their way to school or work; and some, like little John Vianney, get to love it so much, that they come every day when they grow up; nor is this wonderful, when we remember the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Certainly there can be no holier way of beginning the day.
If this book helps you to understand that, I am sure it will fulfil the dearest wish of its writer.
Your sincere friend,
Holy Redeemer Clergy House,
When you get into Church
Kneel down, make the sign of the Cross, and say:
IN the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
OUR Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.
O HEAVENLY Father, I have come here to worship Thee. Bless me and bless the priest at the Altar. Bless all the people who are here, and those who would like to be here, and those who don’t yet wish to come.
Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore,
O make me love Thee more and more.
Then if you have time before the Service begins, read this and think about it a little:
JESUS comes to us at Mass. That is why it is the most wonderful thing on earth.
After some prayers and the Holy Gospel and the Creed, the priest puts some bread and wine on the Altar, and offers them. Then we tell God about our sins and ask Him to forgive us; and very soon we come to the holiest part of the Service, when our Lord comes. This is called the Consecration.
The priest lays his hands over the bread and wine and says the words which God has ordered, the same words which our Lord said: “This is My Body”—“This is My Blood”—and Jesus has come. The bread and wine become His Body and His Blood.
We cannot see Him with our eyes, but we know He is there, because He has told us. How good of God to come so very near to us! How He loves us!
O! dearly, dearly has He loved
And we must love Him too.
And yet, though our Lord is there, actually there. He is still in Heaven. Isn’t this wonderful? We can’t understand it. God doesn’t ask us to understand it; but He wants us to love it. It is too great for us to understand now. God understands, and we shall understand in Heaven. Meanwhile we know our Lord is there, loving us while we love Him. And while He is there, is the time to ask God for anything that we want for ourselves or for anyone else. There is nothing He will not give us (if it is good for us) when we ask Him. So every time you come be sure to think what you want to say to Him.
Now the priest is going to begin. Say silently:
MY holy Angel, now at my side, help me to love our Lord, to remember Him all the time and to worship Him well.
Mary, Mother of God, and all God’s Holy Saints, pray with us now.
The priest says:
OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive, us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, unto Whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
And then The Ten Commandments.
After the first nine say: Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
After the tenth say: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these Thy laws in our hearts, we beseech Thee.
The priest then says a Collect for the King.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we are taught by Thy holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in Thy rule and governance, and that Thou dost dispose and turn them as it seemeth best to Thy godly wisdom. We humbly beseech Thee so to dispose and govern the heart of GEORGE Thy Servant, our King and Governor, that, in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek Thy honour and glory, and study to preserve Thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness: Grant this, O merciful Father, for Thy dear Son’s sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And then The Collect for the Day which you can find in your Prayer Book.
Then The Epistle for the Day is read.
After this stand up while the book on the Altar is being moved to the other side. (The meaning of this is that the joyful Gospel is preached to the world.) Carefully make the sign of the Cross first on your forehead, then on your lips, then on your breast, saying in your heart:
Upon my + forehead, + lips and + breast
The Holy Sign I make.
Let thoughts and words and heart be kept
Quite good for Jesus’ sake.
Now comes THE HOLY GOSPEL, before the reading of which say aloud with the rest of the people:
Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Follow in your book and at end say:
Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
The Gospel is followed by THE CREED said by all. Remain standing. Join your hands and say with the priest:
I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty Maker of heaven and earth. And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, Begotten of His Father, before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By Whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven (kneel and worship). AND WAS INCARNATE BY THE HOLY GHOST OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AND WAS MADE MAN (stand). And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven. And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life. Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified. Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead. And the + life of the world to come. Amen.
The first part of the Service is now finished and the Priest begins THE OFFERTORY. Kneel down when he has said the offertory sentence, while he makes ready the bread and wine and offers them to God. While he is doing so think of the Wise Men offering their Gifts to our Saviour. Pray silently that you too may give your very best, and say:
O GOD, We give Thee our hearts as we give Thee this bread and this wine. Make our hearts like the Holy Heart of Jesus. Send Thy Holy Spirit upon this bread and wine, that they may become the Body and Blood of Christ.
Three Kings of great wisdom have travelled from far.
Led on by the course of God’s Messenger Star.
They each brought their gift, gold, frankincense, myrrh,
For they knew that the presence of Jesus was there.
As a Babe in a manger they saw the dear Lord.
With Mary and Joseph they knelt and adored.
They offered rich gifts and received in their place.
The blessing of God and His life-giving grace.
Lord Jesus, we have neither jewels nor gold;
We have only ourselves and our love is but cold;
Yet we offer ourselves and we trust in Thy strength,
To cleanse us and raise us till worthy at length.
While the priest washes his fingers to be ready to celebrate the Divine Mystery say in your heart: O most pure Jesus, wash me, that no stain of sin may soil my soul.
O DEAR and loving Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to have been among those little children who saw Thee with their own eyes and stood about Thy knees. Help me to see Thee now by faith, present in Thy Holy Sacrament.
When all things are ready, the priest says:
Let us pray for the Whole State of Christ’s Church, militant here on earth.
ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by Thy holy Apostle hast taught, us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men; We humbly beseech Thee most mercifully to accept our alms and oblations, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto Thy Divine Majesty; beseeching Thee, to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess Thy holy Name may agree in the truth of Thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech Thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially Thy Servant GEORGE our King; that under him we may be godly and quietly governed. And grant unto his whole Council and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of Thy true religion and virtue: Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth Thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer Thy holy Sacraments: And to all Thy people give Thy heavenly grace; and specially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive Thy holy Word; truly serving Thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech Thee of Thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless Thy holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear; beseeching Thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers Thy heavenly Kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Having prayed for the whole State of Christ’s Church we now draw near to the Divine Mystery of the union between Christ and His Church in the Sacrament of Unity which He Himself gave us before He died.
We ought to have pure hearts when we are going to be so close to our Lord, so think what you have done wrong, tell God about it, and beg Him to forgive you.
So the priest turns to the people, and tells them this, saying:
YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in His holy Ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
You answer with the rest by joining in
The General Confession.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things. Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness. Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed. By thought, word, and deed, against Thy divine Majesty, Provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent. And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us ail that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life. To the honour and glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our sins having been confessed, the priest pronounces
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of His great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto Him: Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you front all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring, you to; everlasting life: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And then adds from the Bible what are called
THE COMFORTABLE WORDS.
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to Him.
COME unto Me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you (S. Matt. 11:28).
So God loved the world, that He gave His only-Begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in Him should not perish, but have, everlasting life (S. John 3:16).
Hear also what S. Paul saith:
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Tim. 1:15).
Hear also what S. John saith:
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins (1 S. John 2:1)
We are coming very near to the wonderful time when our Lord is coming. Sometime you should read the Vision of Isaiah (Is. 6). This Hymn of Drawing-near (the Sanctus) is taken from there.
The priest says:
LIFE up your hearts.
Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answer. It is meet and right so to do.
Priest. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, gives thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name; evermore praising Thee and saying.
Now bow your head and with all the holy Saints and Angels say the Angels’ song:
HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory:
Glory be to Thee, O Lord most High, Amen.
Adding (either aloud or in your heart according to the custom of the parish) the following words, which are what the children sang when they met our Saviour at His Coming (S. Matt. 21:9). The Hymn (Benedictus) is part of Psalm 118:26.
+ Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, Hosannah in the Highest.
Think as you say this that all the dead in Christ are still alive. Like you, they have their thoughts fixed on the Divine Mystery. A countless multitude of Christians of all ages and all races, like you, are looking to Jesus, the Light of the world.
Kneeling down, the priest says:
WE do not presume to come to this Thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table. But Thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by His body, and our souls washed through His most precious blood, and that we may ever more dwell in Him, and He in us. Amen.
In a few minutes our Lord Himself will be with us. The Church is full of holy Angels who have come to welcome Him. Try to be as quiet as they are. Think of Blessed Mary, the Mother of God, and of all the thousands and thousands of Blessed Saints in Heaven, all loving and worshipping Him with you.
MARY, Mother of God—All Blessed Saints—pray for me.
O God, the Holy Ghost, come down upon this bread and wine and make them to become verily and indeed the Body and Blood of Christ.
We according to Thy Word
Lay our gifts before Thee, Lord:
Now to make the Sacrament
Let the Holy Ghost be sent.
Earthly things by His great might
Here with heavenly things unite:
When the bread and wine are blest
Christ is here our Lord confessed.
He as God is everywhere
All things of His bounty share.
Here as God and Man adored
In His Body and His Blood.
That we may fulfil Thy praise
And may serve Thee all our days
Now thy richest gifts to crown,
Father send Thy Spirit down.
We are now at the time of the Breaking of the Bread, the act commanded by our Lord until He come (1 Cor. 11:26) Keep very still while the priest recites
THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who of Thy tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon, the Cross for our redemption; Who made there (by His one oblation of Himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in His holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His precious death, until His coming again; Hear us, O Merciful Father, we most humbly beseech Thee; and grant that we receiving these Thy creatures of bread and wine, according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of His death and passion, may be partakers of His most blessed Body and Blood: Who, in the same night that He was betrayed, took Bread; and when He had given thanks. He brake it, and gave it to His disciples, saying. Take, eat. THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU: Do this in remembrance of Me.
Here the priest worships, and then lifts up the Sacred Host. Bow your head and worship Jesus and say in your heart: Hail, true Body of Jesus. I worship, I adore Thee.
Likewise after supper He took the Cup; and when He had given thanks, He give it to them, saying. Drink ye all of this; for THIS IS MY BLOOD of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of Me. Amen.
Again the priest worships and then lifts the Chalice. Say in your heart: Hail, True Blood of Jesus Shed for Me Upon The Cross. I worship, I adore Thee,
Jesus is here. Love Him with all your heart.
Thank Him for all His Love. Thank Him for coming so near to you. Thank Him for making you His own.
Tell Him you want to be a good child. Tell Him all the things you want. Tell Him what you want most. Ask whatever you wish, leaving it to Jesus to choose whether you ought to have it or not.
Ask Him to send His Holy Spirit upon you also that you may be more worthy to come before Him.
There is now a hush in Church while the priest says some prayers silently. These three pages give prayers for you to use. Make each thought your own.
ACT OF WORSHIP.
LORD Jesus, Thou art here and I adore Thee.
Lord Jesus, I love Thee; I want to love Thee more.
Lord Jesus, help me to love Thee for ever and ever.
Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore,
O, make me love Thee more and more.
Hail I true Body born of Mary,
Spotless Virgin’s virgin birth;
Thou Who truly hangedst weary.
On the Cross for sons of earth;
Thou Whose Sacred Side was riven,
Whence the water flowed and blood;
O may’st Thou, dear Lord, be given
At death’s hour to be my Food.
O most kind, most gracious One!
O sweetest Jesu, Holy Mary’s Son.
Jesus, I am sorry with all my heart for having hurt Thee so much on the Cross by my sins.
Help me never to hurt Thee again. Make me Thy holy child.
Act of Offering.
O HEAVENLY Father, here is Thy dear Son; we offer Him unto Thee. For Jesus’ sake hear all our prayers.
For Jesus’ sake, bless Thy Holy Church; He died for her upon the Cross and loves her still.
For Jesus sake, bring all people everywhere to know and love Thy truth.
For Jesus’ sake, bless all Bishops and Priests, especially our Bishop, and the Priest now at this Altar and.............
For Jesus’ sake, bless my dear father and mother, my brothers and sisters, all who belong to me and all whom I love.
For Jesus, sake, comfort all sick people and help them to be brave and good.
For Jesus’ sake, take care of all the poor children who have no happy homes.
For Jesus sake, help all starving people, and all who are out of work.
For Jesus sake, help all those who will be tempted to sin to-day.
For Jesus sake, make wicked people good and make more good people to be Saints.
For Jesus sake, bless all who are unhappy, and comfort all who are afraid
And O! dear Father in Heaven, for Jesus’ sake, take great care of all those who are going to die to-day.
For Jesus’ sake, bless all the holy dead: fill them more and more with happiness and joy.
PRAYER FOR THOSE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.
FOR Jesus’ sake, have mercy upon those outside the Holy Catholic Church, upon heathen and Jews and all who do not love the truth. Let them learn to know Thee. Bring them home into the true Fold for the sake of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE AGNUS DEI.
O LAMB of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant us Thy Peace.
After the priest has himself received the Body and Blood of our Lord he turns for THE COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE.
Say very earnestly while they receive the Sacrament:
+ O come to my heart, Lord Jesus.
There is room in my heart for Thee.
And pray for those whom you love best.
After the Communion, priest and people join in the prayer our Lord Himself has taught us:
OUR Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom. The power, and the glory. For ever and ever. Amen.
Then the priest says a prayer of Oblation and of Sacrifice:
O LORD and Heavenly Father, we Thy humble servants entirely desire Thy Fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ and through faith in His Blood, we and Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His Passion. And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee, that all we, who are partakers of this Holy Communion, may be fulfilled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by Whom, and with Whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost all honour and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
Like the disciples at the Last Supper (S. Mark 14:26) we finish by joining in a hymn of praise,
THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS.
GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise Thee we bless Thee, we worship Thee we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory O Lord God. Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer, thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord: Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the Glory of God the Father. Amen.
And the priest dismisses the congregation with
THE Peace of God, which passeth 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 Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
While the priest is finishing at the Altar, you can thank God for having let you be with Jesus. Say in your heart:—
O how can we thank Thee,
For a gift like this?
Gift that truly maketh
Heaven’s eternal bliss.
O MY God, I do thank Thee so much for letting me come here. I thank Thee for being so great and so good, and for being our Father in Heaven.
Hallowed be Thy Name; help us to praise Thee all the day long—in our lessons, in our play, and in our homes.
Thy Kingdom come; let Thy Saints help us and Thy Holy Angels take care of us.
Thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven. Teach us to be good with all our might.
Give us this day our daily bread; not only what we want; but what is best for us and what will make us like Jesus.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. Help us to forgive those who are cross and unkind to us; so that we may be forgiven too.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Make us brave and strong when tempted. Send Thy Holy Spirit to help us.
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory. Now we kneel before Thine Altar but if we try to be good here, we shall some day see Thee face to face in Heaven, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE DIVINE PRAISES.
BLESSED be God.
Blessed be His most Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the most Holy Name of Jesus.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
Blessed he the spotless Mother of God, the most Holy Mary.
Blessed be the most holy name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
At the end of the Mass the Priest says
THE LAST GOSPEL.
V. The beginning of the Holy Gospel, according to St. John.
R. + Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was Life: and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
R. Thanks be to God.
Before you leave the Church, say:—
+ Let us depart in peace. In the Name of the Lord. Amen.
And all through the day do not forget where you have been. Say to yourself sometimes:—
I MUST remember to-day that I have been very near to Jesus. May my Guardian Angel help me all the day to be more like Jesus, the Holy Child.
THE ANIMA CHRISTI
A prayer to use at any time:—
SOUL of Christ, hallow 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 Jesu! hear me!
Within Thy wounds hide me!
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee!
From the malicious enemy defend me!
In the hour of my death, call me!
And bid me come to Thee.
That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.