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ENTRANCE PROCESSION:
SINGING OF ENTRANCE HYMN:

                                          “COME HOLY GHOST” # 648
MARY BANNER, CROSS AND CANDLES, (DEACONS),

AND PRIEST.
ALTAR SERVERS PLACE THE CROSS AND CANDLES NEXT TO THE STATUE OF MARY IN THE SANCTUARY.

PRIEST (from Chair):

In the name of the Father +, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

ALL:

And with your spirit.

INTRODUCTION FROM PRIEST.

PRIEST:

O God, who willed
that, when your Son was lifted high on the Cross,
his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering, grant that your Church,
participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ, may merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. EUCHARISTIC HYMN:

                                     “ADORO TE DEVOTO” # 666

PRIEST (or DEACON) READS THE GOSPEL FROM AMBO'.

PRIEST:

The Lord be with you.

ALL:

And with your spirit.

PRIEST:

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

ALL:

Glory to you, O Lord

PRIEST:

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clophas,
and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,“Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. The Gospel of the Lord

ALL:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

THE PRIEST (or DEACON)

BACK TO CHAIR.
ALL STANDING.
THE PRIEST INVITES CONGREGATION TO SING THE:

“STABAT MATER” 

AFTER SINGING OF THE STABAT MATER, THE PRIEST INVITES THE CONGREGATION TO PRAY TOGETHER.

ALL:

My God, I dedicate this payer to You because of Your Glory, so that I can honor Your Holy Mother
by following and sharing her suffering.
I humbly beg You to give me true repentance for all my sins. Hail Mary full of grace...

 

THE PRIEST INVITES CONGREGATION TO BE SEATED. THEN:

                First Sorrow: The Prophecy of Simeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against, and a sword will pierce through your soul also, that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:34–35).

LECTOR 1:

Obedience to the law led Mary to an understanding of her mission. Mary, that day, and all the days of her divine motherhood, meditated on these things in her heart, in the light she received from her submission to God’s revelation. In the same way, our loving, diligent, joyous observance of obedience places us in an attitude of listening to the Spirit, whether his message comes from God directlyor from one who represents him to us ... and if that message foretells a cross for us, we will be better disposed to accept it in faith, supported by Mary.

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • For parents facing an unexpected pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to their care. We pray to the Lord...

  • That the love of the Blessed Mother and the Christ Child may be a source of strength for every expectant mother, especially mothers living in poverty, and that they both will be surrounded by joy and love. We pray to the Lord...

    Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7) Glory Be... (x 1)

                Second Sorrow: The Flight into Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

And an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child to destroy him.”

And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my Son.” (Matthew 2:13–15)

LECTOR 1:

We must also accept our consecrated life in a spirit of faith. God may conceal himself, but he is present. Human needs are pressing, but God sees and will provide. Genuine obedience gives us this advice from heaven: “Get up, go... ask nothing more. Step by step you will see where to place your feet.” Believe in God. Believe in the love of God, even if sorrow overwhelms you. We discover here a truth of faith: certitude in the divine call is what made the saints.

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

• That fathers of young children will model St. Joseph in devoutly practicing their faith, so that they lead their children to God by their words and example. We pray to the Lord..

• For all who are suffering from abandonment or neglect, that compassionate individuals will come forward to offer them comfort and aid. We pray to the Lord...

Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7) Glory Be... (x 1)

                 Third Sorrow: The Loss of Jesus in the Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father‘s house?” (Luke 2:48–49)

LECTOR 1:

This event recalls the pain of Mary’s search, as well as her sorrowful wonder at the behavior of Jesus. We are, like Mary, searching for Jesus, searching for a greater understanding of daily events, trying to discover the will of God and submit to it. It is difficult and painful, at times, to accept in trust the will of God as it is revealed through events or human actions. Mary herself did not understand but accepted. We also say: “Lord, I do not understand, but I accept.”

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • For all women who have had abortions, and for those who feel tempted and afraid. We pray to the Lord...

  • That God may bless all doctors and nurses and help them use their skills to heal and foster life. We pray to the Lord...

  • For all elected officials, that they courageously advance the cause of life. We pray to the Lord...

    Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7)      Glory Be... (x 1)

 

 

 

​                   Fourth Sorrow: The Journey to Calvary and the                  Crucifixion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

He was oppressed and was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth... Yet he bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:7, 12)

LECTOR 1:

All the sufferings prophesied for Mary culminated in Jesus’ condemnation to death; she had been preparing for this hour for thirty years. Following the example of our Heavenly Mother, we should not continue to weigh the crosses that burden us but turn our eyes to Christ and gain from him the strength and grace to carry them with love, becoming sharers in his redemptive work.

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • That God may bless all doctors and nurses, and help them use their skills to heal and foster life. We pray to the Lord...

  • For all elected officials, that they courageously advance the cause of life. We pray to the Lord...

    Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7) Glory Be... (x 1)

     

 

                           Fifth Sorrow: The Agony and Death of Jesus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST: Standing by the Cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Clophas, and Mary Magdalene.When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:25-27

LECTOR 1:

On Calvary Jesus shaped the heart of Mary, giving her a universalmotherhood. Jesus said: “Father, forgive them...” and Mary forgave. He said, “Today you will be with me in paradise” and the repentant thief turned his sorrowful gaze on Mary after Jesus died. He told her, “Woman, there is your son” – and Mary received everyone. Each of us is called to mourn our sorrows in the same way Mary did. Like Mary at the foot of the cross, we join the offering of all our being to the sacrifice of Christ for the salvation of our neighbors, with heroic obedience and love, until we, too, say, “It is finished.”

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • For our pre-born brothers and sisters threatened by abortion. We pray to the Lord...

  • For our brothers and sisters who have survived abortion. We pray to the Lord...

  • For mothers who have had abortions. We pray to the Lord...

Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7)  Glory Be... (x 1)

                 

              Sixth Sorrow: Jesus Is Taken Down from the                      Cross and given to His Mother Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Sion? For vast as the sea is your ruin; who can restore you? Cry aloud to the Lord! O daughter of Sion! Let tears stream down like a torrent day and night! Give yourself no rest, your eyes

no respite. (Lamentations 2:13, 18)

LECTOR 1:

The pierced heart of Jesus showed Mary how much he gave to atone for our sins. The sorrowing Virgin Mother, with maternal tenderness, washed the blood from the wounds of Jesus, preparing the body for burial. We would have helped Mary had we been there, so let us help her today as members of the mystical body of Christ, so that his blood may continue to wash away the sins of the world.

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • For doctors and nurses, that they may nurture life. We pray to the Lord...

  • For government leaders, that they may defend life. We pray to the Lord...

  • For the clergy, that they may speak up for life. We pray to the Lord...

    Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7) Glory Be... (x 1)

     

 

                 Seventh Sorrow: The Burial of Jesus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST:

(Joseph of Arimathea) went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud, and laid it in a rock hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the Day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how the body was laid; then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

(Luke 23:52–55)

 

 

 

LECTOR 1:

Mary, overwhelmed by grief, left the tomb to await the fulfillment of the divine promise. She lived those two days in the fullness of faith and in the contemplation of the mystery of love and suffering foretold from the beginning of the world. May the Holy Virgin help us to live generously the commitment of our consecration, to imitate her faith, her abandonment, her fidelity to God, in humble acceptance of the divine will in the present moment, in understanding the mystery of love and suffering that God has willed for each of us.

* LIGHTING OF CANDLE

PRIEST:

Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.

ALL:

That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

LECTOR 2:

  • For all who have lost loved ones, and especially for parents of a child who was miscarried, aborted or stillborn, that they will find peace in the promise of the Resurrection. We pray to the Lord...

  • That the Holy Spirit will open the minds and hearts of those who now reject the Gospel of Life and allow them to be convinced of the truth and goodness of all that the Church professes concerning human life. We pray to the Lord...

 

Hail Mary full of grace... (x 7)    Glory Be... (x 1)

 

          PRIEST INVITES CONGREGATION TO STAND FOR             THE SINGING OF THE: “SALVE REGINA” #1000

 

PRIEST:

For the intentions of the Holy Father:

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory to the Father...

LECTOR 3:

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. (St John Paul II, Evang. Vitae)

      PRIEST INVITES CONGREGATION TO BE SEATED               AND MEMBER OF THE ROSARY SOCIETY PRAYS

 

THE LITANY OF LORETO.

Lord have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,

       have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,

       pray for us.

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of the Church,

Mother of Mercy,

Mother of divine grace,

Mother of Hope,

Mother most pure,

Mother most chaste,

Mother inviolate,

Mother undefiled,

Mother most amiable,

 

Mother admirable,

Mother of good counsel,

Mother of our Creator,

Mother of our Savior,

Virgin most prudent,

Virgin most venerable,

Virgin most renowned,

Virgin most powerful,

Virgin most merciful,

Virgin most faithful,

Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,

Mystical rose,

Tower of David,

Tower of ivory,

House of gold,

Ark of the covenant,

Gate of heaven,

Morning star,
Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Solace of Migrants,

Comfort of the afflicted,

Help of Christians,

Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,

Queen assumed into heaven,

Queen of the most holy Rosary,

Queen of families,
Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

       spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

       graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

       have mercy on us.

 

 

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

                  That we may be made worthy of the promises                   of Christ.

Let us pray:
Grant, we beseech thee,
O Lord God, that we, your servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,

may be delivered from present sorrow,
and obtain eternal joy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

                PRIEST GO IN FRONT OF ALTAR FOR                                   BENEDICTION SINGING OF THE                                         “TANTUM ERGO” #181.

 

Tantum ergo Sacramentum

Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum

Novo cedat ritui:

Praestet fides supplementum

Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque

Sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque

Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

PRIEST:

Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

 

 

              PRIEST GIVES BENEDICTION WITH BLESSED                   SACRAMENT.

AFTER BENEDICTION:

 THE DIVINE PRAISES:

Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God, and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

 

SINGING AND REPOSITION

Adoremus in aeternum sanctissimum Sacramentum.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula sæculorum. Amen.

Adoremus...

SINGING OF MARIAN HYMN: “IMMACULATE MARY” # 993 AND RECESSIONAL: MARY BANNER, CROSS AND CANDLES, (DEACONS) AND PRIEST.