Precepts of the Church
1. To keep the Sundays and Holy days of obligation holy, by hearing Mass and resting from servile works.
2. To keep the days of fasting and abstinence appointed by the Church.
3. To go to Confession at least once a year.
4. To receive the Blessed Sacrament at least once a year at Easter or thereabouts
5. To contribute to the support of your Priests
6. Not to marry within certain degrees of kindred without dispensation
The Lords Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen
Glory Be To The Father
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
May be said morning, noon and night, to put us in mind that God the Son became man for our salvation.
*The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
R - And she conceived of the Holy Spirit
*Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
R - Be it done to me according to your word.
*And the Word was made Flesh:
R - And dwelt among us.
*Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R - That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may be brought by his passion and Cross to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen
May the divine assistance remain always with us and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Prayer after Communion
Thank you Lord, Almighty Father, Everlasting God, for having been pleased, through no merit of mine, but of Your great mercy alone, to feed me, a sinner, and Your unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion be for my judgement and condemnation, but for my pardon and salvation. Let this Holy Communion be to me an armour of faith and a sheild of good will, a cleansing of all vices, and a rooting out of all evil desires. May it increase love and patience, humility and obedience and all virtues. May it be a firm defence against the evil designs of all my visible and invisible enemies, a perfect quieting of all the desires of soul and body. May this Holy Communion bring about a perfect union with You, the one true God, and at last enable me to reach eternal bliss when You will call me. I pray that you bring me, a sinner, to the indestructible Feast where You, with Your Son and the Holy Spirit, are to Your saints true light, full blessedness, everlasting joy, and perfect happiness. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen
(St Thomas Aquinas)