In him we were also chosen,
destined in accord with the purpose of the One
who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,
so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
we who first hoped in Christ.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55
R./ The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. or:
R./ O blessed Virgin Mary, you carried the Son of the eternal Father.
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior."
"For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty has done great things for me,
holy is his Name."
"He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit."
"He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty."
"He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever."
ALLELUIA Cf Luke 1:45
Beata es, Virgo Maria, quae credidisti quoniam perficientur ea quae dicta sunt tibi a Domino..
Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
GOSPEL Luke 1:39-47
Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
"Most blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord
would be fulfilled."
And Mary said:
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior."
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Intercessio, quaesumus, Domine, beatae Mariae semper Virginis munera nostra commendet, nosque in eius nominis veneratione tuae maiestati reddat acceptos.
May the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever-Virgin
commend our offerings
we pray, O Lord,
and may it make us acceptable to your majesty
as we revere and venerate her Name.
Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE I OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
PREFACE II OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Cf. Lk 1:48
Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia ancillam humilem respexit Deus.
All generations will call me blessed,
for God has looked on his lowly handmaid.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Benedictionis tuae, Domine, intercedente Dei Genetrice Maria, gratiam consequamur, ut, cuius venerandum nomen celebramus, eius in omnibus necessitatibus auxilium percipiamus.
May we obtain the grace of your blessing, O Lord,
through the intercesson of Mary, the Mother of God,
that from her, whose holy Name we venerate,
we may obtain help in our every need.
Through Christ our Lord.