Additions to National Calendar and Proper:










Entrance Antiphon                                                                             Cf Lk 1:28, 42

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women,

and blessed is the fruit of your womb.




O God, who give hope to your people in a time of distress,

grant that we who keep the memorial

of the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of Knock

may, through her intercession,

be steadfast in the faith during our earthly pilgrimage to heaven,

and so come to eternal glory with all the angels and the Saints.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.



Prayer over the Offerings


sanctify these gifts that we offer you

and grant, through the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

that our hearts always seek out and treasure the things that are yours.

Through Christ our Lord.



Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary (on the feast day) p. 000, or II p. 000



Communion Antiphon                                                                                    Cf Ps 86:3; Lk 1:49

Glorious things are spoken of you, O Virgin Mary,

for he who is mighty has done great things for you.



Prayer after Communion

Having been nourished at the banquet of the heavenly Lamb,

we humbly beseech you Lord,

that we, who have honoured in veneration

the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,

may live for you always in justice and holiness,  

and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.

Through Christ our Lord.






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