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Index of first lines
Adeste, fideles 2
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest 7
Come, O Divine Messiah 1
Faith of our fathers 5
Hail, Cross divine 23
Hail, Virgin, dearest Mary 17
He comes to me 10
Holy God we praise thy name 3
Holy Patron! Thee saluting 22
Jesus, my Lord, my God 12
Let hosts of heaven attend 11
Like a strong and raging fire 14
Mother dear, pray for me 18
O angels blest, His praises 8
O dearest Mother of Mercy 20
O Lord, I am not worthy 9
O Sacred Heart 13
O Salutaris 26
Pray for the dead, all ye 24
Return to God, poor sinner 4
Softly and still, night comes 19
Tantum ergo Sacramentum 27
Thy will be done, as 'tis in 6
To Jesus' Heart all burning 16
Watching in the meadows 25
With grateful hearts we breathe 21
What shall I render unto Thee 15


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 Angelical Salutation

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 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 rose 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.

The General Confession

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 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.


Holy Days of Obligation

All Sundays in the year.
Feast of Circumcision of Our Lord, January 1.
Ascension of Our Lord.
Assumption of B. V. Mary, August 15.
Immaculate Conception, December 8.
All Saints, November 1.
Christmas Day -- Nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The Ten Commandments

I. I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
II. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
III. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath Day.
IV. Honor thy father and mother.
V. Thou shalt not kill.
VI. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VII. Thou shalt not steal.
VIII. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.