The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

 

 

Mary, full of grace, chosen from our race,
faithful daughter of Israel.   You are called the second Eve,
you the Saviour did conceive,  Ora, ora pro nobis.

Mary spoke the words: Magnify the Lord,
God is mighty and wonderful.  I, the servant of the Lord,
will be blessed for evermore.”  Ora, ora pro nobis.

( Mary, full of Grace – recorded by the St Mungo Singers in Ibrox Parish Church)

 

O God come to our aid: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, Glory to the Holy Spirit   now and forever.
Amen. 

We sit for the psalm

(Ps 62 recorded by Grace Buckley in St Albert’s, Pollockshields Church)

Psalm 62:  O God, you are my God, for you I long.

O God, you are my God, for you I long, for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you, my God, like a dry weary land without water.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and glory,
for your love is better than life itself; my lips will speak your praise.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

On you I muse throughout the night, on my bed I remember you,
for you have been my refuge and your right hand holds me fast.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

 

 Let us pray

God, our Father,
the love you have for us is seen in the beauty of this world.
Give us a deep sense of gratitude for all you have given,
and let us understand that the yearnings that cannot be satisfied in this world
can lead us to you, the beauty ever old and ever new.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo.  Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

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 away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins 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 Collect of the Day

Reading

 

Alleluia, alleluia.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Alleluia,  alleluia.

 

The Gospel

The Intercessions

The Gifts

How precious is your love, O Lord; your everlasting love.
How precious is your love, O Lord; your unfailing love.

Schubert Sanctus

Schubert Memorial

Old St Andrew Agnus Dei

At Communion:

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.
Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.

After Communion a verse of the Benedictus

 For all our sins will freely be forgiven, the heart of God pours loving- kindness forth,
God comes to us like dawn comes to the sky bringing true light, where darkness once prevailed.
So all who live in fear of death’s dark shadow, God will now guide into the way of peace.

 After Mass

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all harm,
and may he lead us to eternal life.

 

Copyrights:   Mary full of Grace © Pam Murray.  Ps 62 words © The Grail, England; music by Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew. How precious is your love: Catherine Walker © Kevin Mayhew. Benedictus: version © Stephen E Smyth.  Graphics © Netta Ewing.   Calamus lic: 0262 and CCL lic no: 74396