The Angelus

The bells in our bell tower ring the venerable “Angelus” on weekdays at 12pm and 6pm, and at 12pm on Saturday. This call to prayer encourages us to stop what we’re doing for a moment and say a short prayer. If you’re around the church at the times mentioned and hear our bells ringing, stop and pray!

THE ANGELUS (throughout the year except Easter time)

V/. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

R/. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary...

V/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,

R/. Be it done unto me according to your Word.

Hail Mary...

V/. And the Word was made flesh,

R/. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary...

V/. 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 by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

REGINA CAELI (from Easter Sunday through Pentecost)

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia,
for the Son you were privileged to bear, alleluia,
is risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia,

V/. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!

R/. For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son our Lord Jesus

Christ, grant, we beseech you, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Excerpted from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, revised edition © 2007, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.