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Mass: Mary, Mother and Queen of Mercy

Opening prayer

God, whose mercy is without measure,
through the pryaers of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
mother of mercy,
grant that we may know Your loving kindness on earth
and come at last to the glory of heaven.
We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.

or:

All-holy Father,
hear the prayers of Your children,
weighed down by our sinfulness,
as we turn to You and call upon the merciful love
that moved You to send Your Son as Saviour of the world
and to enthrone holy Mary as the queen of mercy.
We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.

Prayer over the gifts

Lord,
receive the gifts of Your people,
and grant that as we look up
to the Blessed Virgin, mother of mercy,
we may show ourselves merciful to others
and receive Your pardon toward us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Preface

(The Blessed Virgin is queen of pity andmother of mercy)
Father, all powerful and ever living God,
it is truly right and just, also our duty and salvation always and everywhere to give You thanks,
and, as we celebrate the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
to proclaim with fitting praise
the greatness of Your name.
She is the gracious queen
who has herself uniquely known Your loving kindness
and stretches out her arms
to embrace all who take refuge in her
and call upon her help in their distress.
She is the mother of mercy,
always attentive to the voice of her children,
seeking to win Your compassion for them,
and asking Your forgiveness for their sins.
She is the handmaid of Your love,
never ceasing to pray for us to Your Son,
that He may enrich our poverty with His grace
and strengthen our weakness with His power.

Through Him the angels of heaven
offer their prayer of adoration
as they rejoice in Your presence for ever.
May our voices be one with theirs
In their triumphant hymn of praise:

Communion antiphon

Be merciful as Your Father is merciful.
or
The almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation.

Prayer after communion

ord God,
You have given us food and drink from heaven;
grant that we may always priase Your mercy
in company with the Blessed Virgin
and rejoice in her protection,
for we acknowledge her as our queen,
compassionate to sinners
and merciful to the poor.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.