Introit: Lord, you really are the Saviour  with Doxology
Collect or Opening Prayer
Gospel Acclamation
Preface of the 3rd Sunday of Lent

We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective.  However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit. The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible. People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up. The Gospel verses of Lent can have more than one function, and can serve as Introits replacing the ‘Praise to you, O Christ’ with the Doxology. They can even be sung as Communion Antiphons by removing the Praise to you, O Christ, and singing the verse followed by a setting of the Doxology.

The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers,
Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and Grace Buckley and Helen Healy and the St Mungo Singers for the Introit, psalms
and Gospel Acclamations.

The Psalm suggested in the Lectionary for the 3rd Sunday of Lent is Ps 94 (Year A) and Psalm 18 (Year B):

Psalm 18: Lord, you have the message of eternal life.

Psalm 94:

The Gospel Acclamation for Year A:
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, praise to you.
Lord, you really are the saviour, the saviour of the world.
Give me the living water, that I may never thirst.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, praise to you.

The Gospel Acclamation for Year B:

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me will never die.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

 

or

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
God loved the world so much he gave us his only Son:
that all who believe in him may have eternal life.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.