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''<font color=red>The appointed psalm verse is said or sung. (At Solemn Mass, incense is set, after which the Altar and Priest are censed.) The Priest stands at the Altar and says the opening devotions. </font>''
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy
Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy Holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
<font color=red>P. </font> The Lord be with you.<br>
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<font color=red>P. </font> I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD
<font color=red>R. </font> the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord ''<font color=red>(bow)</font>'' Jesus Christ, ''<font color=red>(rise)</font>'' the only begotten Son of God; begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God; Light of Light; very God of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, ''<font color=red>(kneel)</font>'' and was incarnate by the Holy
Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man: ''<font color=red>(rise) </font>'' And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, he suffered and was buried: and the third day he rose again according to the scriptures: and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father: and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the prophets: and I believe One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church: acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: And I look for the Resurrection of the dead: and the life <font color=red> +</font> of the world to come. Amen.
''<font color=red>NOTE: The Creed is said on all Sundays and Greater feasts, but is omitted at Nuptial and Requiem Masses. </font>''
<font color=red>P. </font> Ye who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling.
<font color=red>R. </font> ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all men;
<br> We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, <br> which we from time to time most grievously have committed, <br> By thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, <br> Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. <br> We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings;<br> the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. <br> Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; <br> For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past ;<br> and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life.<br>
To the honor and glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.