Mass of Pope St. Paul VI

Liturgy of the Roman Rite (Novus Ordo) which was developed after the Second Vatican Council.


The Mass of Paul VI is the liturgy of the Catholic Mass of the Roman Rite in the form given to it by Pope Paul VI in 1969, after the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). It is presently the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of Mass. The current official text of the Mass of Paul VI in Latin is the third typical edition of the revised Roman Missal, published in 2002 (after being promulgated in 2000) and reprinted with corrections and updating in 2008. Translations into the vernacular languages have appeared; the English translation was promulgated in 2010 and was used progressively from September 2011.


STAND All make the sign of the cross:

P. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

S. Amen


One of the following forms is used.


P. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


P. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with your spirit.


The people are invited to be sorry for their sins.

P. Brethren, let us acknowledge our sings, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

A brief pause for silence follows. One of the following forms is used.


ALL: I confess to almighty God, and to you , my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do,

through my fault,

Strike your breast.

through my fault,

Strike your breast.

through my most grievous fault;

Strike your breast.

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.


P. Have mercy on us, O Lord.

S. For we have sinned against you.

P. Show us, O Lord, your mercy.

S. And grant us your salvation.


P. You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord have mercy.

S. Lord, have mercy.

P. You came to call sinners: Christ have mercy.

S. Christ have mercy.

P. You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord have mercy.

S. Lord, have mercy.

End of forms

P. May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

S. Amen.


Unless it is included in the penitential rite, the Kyrie is sung or said by people with the choir or cantor.

V: Lord, have mercy.

R: Lord, have mercy.

V: Christ, have mercy.

R: Christ, have mercy.

V: Lord, have mercy.

R: Lord, have mercy.


When the Gloria is sung or said the priest or the cantors or everyone together may begin it:

ALL: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take aware the sins of the world, have mercy on us;

you take away the sin of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The priest prays in the name of all who are present. He asks God for the graces we need.

P. Let us pray.

Priest and people pray silently for while. Then the priest says the Collect prayer for the day and concludes: for ever and ever.

P. O Lord, help us to love you so that we may imitate you. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

S. Amen



SIT We sit and listen to the word of God as it was spoken through his prophets and apostles. The Lector takes their place in speaking to us. (i.e. Dan 12 1-3)

L. And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.

At the end of the first reading:

L. The Word of the Lord.

S. Thanks be to God.


The people repeat the response sung by the cantor the first time and then after each verse.(i.e. Ps 16:5,8-11)

C. 5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.
8 I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.
9 Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt then give thy holy one to see corruption.
11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.


God speaks to us through the apostles. (i.e. Heb 10:11-14,18)

L. And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering, and often offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God,
From henceforth expecting, until his enemies be made his footstool. For by one oblation he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.Now where there is a remission of these, there is no more an oblation for sin.

At the end:

L. The Word of the Lord.

S. Thanks be to God.

C. Alleluia

The people repeat the alleluia after the cantor's alleluia and then after the verse.


STAND God speaks to us through Christ. The priest indicates Christ's presence by reading Jesus' words.


Meanwhile, if incense is used, the Priest puts some into the thurible. After this, the Deacon who is to proclaim the Gospel, bowing profoundly before the Priest, asks for the blessing, saying in a low voice:

D. Your blessing, Father.

P. May the Lord be in your heart and on your lips, that you may proclaim his Gospel worthily and well, in the name of the Father and of the Son  ✚ and of the Holy Spirit.

D. Amen.


P. Cleanse my heart and my lips, almighty God, that I may worthily proclaim your holy Gospel.

End of forms

P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with your spirit.

P. A reading from the holy Gospel according to N. (Mark for this example).

He makes the Sign of the Cross on the book and on his forehead, lips, and breast.

S. Glory to you, O Lord.

We listen to the Priest or Deacon read the Word of God.

P. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven, shall be moved.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Now of the fig tree learn ye a parable. When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves are come forth, you know that summer is very near. So you also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye that it is very nigh, even at the doors. Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, until all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.(Mk 13:24-32)

At the end:

P. This Gospel of the Lord.

S. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

P. Through the words of the Gospel may our sins be wiped away.


SIT The sermon helps us to put the words of Christ into practice.

<Enter Homily here>


STAND We believe all that we have heard.

ALL: I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,

BOW All bow at the following words up to: and became man.

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.


We pray for our brothers in Christ. After the priest gives the introduction, the deacon or the priest sings or says the invocations.

<Enter prayers>

S. Lord hear our prayer.

At the end the priest says the concluding prayer.

S. Amen.


SIT The preparation of the gifts. While the gifts of the people are bought forward to the priest and are placed on the altar, the offertory is sung.


The priest says quietly

P. Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life.

If there is no singing, the priest may say this prayer aloud, and the people reply:

S. Blessed be God for ever.


When he pours the wine and a little water into the chalice, the deacon (or the priest) says quietly:

P. By the mystery of this water and the wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share in our humanity.

Before placing the chalice on the altar, the priest says quietly:

P. Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink.

If there is no singing, the priest may say this prayer aloud, and the people reply:

S. Blessed be God for ever.

P. With humble spirit and contrite heart may we be accepted by you, O Lord, and may our sacrifice in your sight this day be pleasing to you, Lord God.

The priest also incenses the offerings, the cross, and the altar. A Deacon
or other minister then incenses the Priest and the people.

P. Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.


P. Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

S. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all His holy Church.

P. Amen.


STAND We ask God to accept our gifts. At the end:

S. Amen.


P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with your spirit.

P. Lift up your hearts.

S. We lift them up to the Lord.

P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

S. It is right just.


Our prayer of thanksgiving. The preface prayer depends on the feast day being celebrated.

P. It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For he assumed at his first coming the lowliness of human flesh, and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago, and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, that, when he comes again in glory and majesty and all is at last made manifest, we who watch for that day may inherit the great promise in which now we dare to hope. And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:


First Acclamation of the People

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he was comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

KNEEL Invocation of the Holy Spirit

P. To you, therefore, most merciful Father, we make humble prayer and petition through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord: that you accept

He makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and chalice together, saying:

P. and bless these gifts, these offerings, these holy and unblemished sacrifices, which we offer you firstly for your holy catholic Church. Be pleased to grant her peace, to guard, unite and govern her throughout the whole world, together with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop, and all those who, holding to the truth, hand on the catholic and apostolic faith. Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N. and all gathered here,
whose faith and devotion are known to you. For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise or they offer it for themselves and all who are dear to them: for the redemption of their souls, in hope of health and well-being,
and paying their homage to you, the eternal God, living and true. In communion with those whose memory we venerate, especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, and blessed Joseph, her Spouse, your blessed Apostles and Martyrs, Peter and Paul, Andrew, (James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Jude; Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas and Damian) and all your Saints; we ask that through their merits and prayers, in all things we may be defended by your protecting help. (Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)

P. Therefore, Lord, we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service, that of your whole family; order our days in your peace, and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation and counted among the flock of those you have chosen. He joins his hands. (Through Christ our Lord. Amen.) Be pleased, O God, we pray, to bless, acknowledge, and approve this offering in every respect; make it spiritual and acceptable, so that it may become for us the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.


P. On the day before he was to suffer, he took bread in his holy and venerable hands, and with eyes raised to heaven to you, O God, his almighty Father, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:  TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.

The priest shows the consecrated host to the people, places it on the paten, and genuflects in adoration.


P. In a similar way, when supper was ended, he took this precious chalice in his holy and venerable hands, and once more giving you thanks, he said the blessing and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

The priest shows the chalice to the people, places in on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration.

P. The mystery of faith.

S. We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again. OR When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again. OR Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

P. Therefore, O Lord, as we now celebrate the memorial of our redemption, we remember Christ’s Death and his descent to the realm of the dead, we proclaim his Resurrection and his Ascension to your right hand, and, as we await his coming in glory, we offer you his Body and Blood, the sacrifice acceptable to you which brings salvation to the whole world. Look, O Lord, upon the Sacrifice which you yourself have provided for your Church, and grant in your loving kindness to all who partake of this one Bread and one Chalice that, gathered into one body by the Holy Spirit, they may truly become a living sacrifice in Christ to the praise of your glory. Therefore, Lord, remember now
all for whom we offer this sacrifice: especially your servant N. our Pope, N. our Bishop, and the whole Order of Bishops, all the clergy, those who take part in this offering, those gathered here before you, your entire people, and all who seek you with a sincere heart.

Invocation of the Holy Spirit

P. May all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit.

Intercessions: For the Church

P. Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with N. our Pope, N. our bishop, and all the clergy.

For the Dead

P. Remember also those who have died in the peace of your Christ and all the dead, whose faith you alone have known.

In Communion with the Saints

P. To all of us, your children, grant, O merciful Father, that we may enter into a heavenly inheritance with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and with your Apostles and Saints in your kingdom. There, with the whole of creation, freed from the corruption of sin and death, may we glorify you through Christ our Lord,

Concluding Doxology

P. Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.

ALL: Amen.

At the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, lifting the host and chalice, the priest gives honor and glory to God through Jesus.



Our preparation for every close union with Jesus in Holy Communion begins with the "Our Father", the prayer which Jesus taught us to pray.

P. At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: Thy kingdom come; they 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.

P. Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

S. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.


The priest says the prayer for peace and concludes: for ever and ever.

P. Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.

S. Amen.

P. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

S. And with your spirit

P. Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The people exchange a sign of peace and love, according to local custom.


S. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace.


The priest says quietly one of the following prayers:

P. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit, through your Death gave life to the world, free me by this, your most holy Body and Blood, from all my sins and from every evil; keep me always faithful to your commandments, and never let me be parted from you. OR May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but through your loving mercy be for me protection in mind and body and a healing remedy.


P. Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

ALL: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


We offered Jesus to the Father. Now we receive Jesus in the Holy Communion as God's gift to us.

P. The body of Christ.



SIT The communion song is sung while communion is given to the faithful.


After communion there may be a period of silence, or a song of praise may be sung.


STAND Priest and people may pray silently for while. Then the priest says the prayer after communion.

P. Let us pray.

S. Amen.



After any brief announcements, the blessing and dismissal follow.

P. The Lord be with you.

S. And with your spirit.

P. May the almighty God bless you the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

S. Amen.


P. A. Go forth, the Mass is ended.. or B. Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. or C. Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. or D.  Go in peace.

S. Thanks be to God.

P. Priest D. Deacon L. Subdeacon/Lector S. Server/Congregation C. Choir V. Versicle R. Response