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Week II: Mondays

Morning Office (lauds)
V: Lord open our lips.
R: And we shall praise your name.
GLORY BE to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)

Invitatory antiphon: Let us rejoice in Lord; with songs let us praise him.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 41(42)
Antiphon throughout the year: When can I enter and see the face of God?

CANTICLE
Sirach 36:1-7, 13-16
Antiphon throughout the year: Show us, Lord, the light of your mercy.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 18(19)A
Antiphon throughout the year: Blessed are you Lord, in the vault of heaven.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jer 15:16

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Rejoice in the Lord, O you just; for praise is fitting for loyal hearts. Repeat R
V Sing to him a new song. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: Blessed be the Lord, for he has visited us and freed us.

INTERCESSIONS
Christ has given us all a share in his priesthood. We offer our prayers and ourselves in union with him.
R: Lord, accept our love and service.
Jesus Christ, you are the eternal priest;-make this morning's offering acceptable to the Father. R
Lord, you are love itself;-grant that we may love you. R
Give us today the fruits of the Holy Spirit;-make us patient, kind and gentle. R
Give us the discernment to know the needs of our neighbours;-and give us the courage to love them as brothers. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Almighty Lord and God, protect us by your power throughout the course of this day, even as you have enable us to begin it; do not let us turn aside to any sin, but let our every thought, word and deed aim to doing what is pleasing in your sight. We make our prayer through our Lord. Amen.
 

Evening Prayer (Vesper)
V: O God, come to our aid.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
GLORY BE to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)

HYMN

PSALM
Psalm 44(45):1-9
Antiphon throughout the year: Your are the fairest of the children of men and graciousness is poured upon your lips.

PSALM
Psalm 44(45):10-18
Antiphon throughout the year: Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out and meet him.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Eph 1:3-10
Antiphon throughout the year: God planned to bring all things together under Christ when the fulness of time had come.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Thess 2:13

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Let my prayer come before you, O Lord. Repeat R.
V: Let it rise in your presence like incense. R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: Let my soul proclaim your greatness for ever, O my God.

INTERCESSION
Let us give thanks to Christ our Lord, who loves and cherishes his Church.
R Be near us, Lord, this evening.
Lord Jesus grant that all men may be saved;-and come to knowledge of the truth. R
Support those who meet with difficulty and diappointment;-renew their confidence and sense of purpose. R
Christ our loving Lord, in your kindness be with the sick and the poor, the weak and the dying;-bring them your comfort. R
We commend to you all those who, in their lifetime, shared in the sacred ministry'-let them praise you for ever in heaven. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
All-powerful God, since you have given us, your unworthy servants, the strength to work throughout this day; accept this evening sacrifice of praise as we thanks you for your gifts. We make our prayer through our Lord. Amen.
 

Night Office (Compline)
V: O God, come to our aid.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
GLORY BE to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)
 
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

HYMN

PSALM
Psalm 85(86)
Antiphon throughout the year: You, Lord God, are slow to anger, abounding in love.
Antiphon for eastertide: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Thess 5:9-10

SHORT RESPONSORY
Outside Eastertide
R: Into your hands, Lord, I command my spirit. Repeat R
V: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth. R GLORY BE... R

Eastertide
R: Into your hands, Lord, I command my spirit, alleluia, alleluia. Repeat R
V: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth. R GLORY BE... R

CANTICLE OF SIMEON
Luke 2:29-32
Antiphon: Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace (alleluia).

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord, give our bodies restful sleep; and let the work we have done today be sown for an eternal harvest. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BLESSING
The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. R Amen.

FINAL ANTHEM TO BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Suggestion are given below, or you may use other Hymn for Mary:

O most holy one, O most pitiful, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Mother best beloved, Mother undefiled, pray for us!
Thou art our comfort, and our refuge, Virgin Mother Mary!
All that we long for, through thee we hope for; Pray for us!
See how weak we are, lost in tears; save us, O Mary!
Lighten our anguish; soothe our sorrows; pray for us!
Virgin, turn and look; Mother behold us; hear us, O Mary!
Thou art the bearer of health divine; pray for us!
May thy joys and thy sorrows be our help, O Mary!
In thee we hope; to thee we cry; pray for us!


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