The Concluding Rite

Here is the video on the Concluding Rite we showed at Mass:

Families and the Eucharist

When we go on a journey to another place, we pack our suitcases with things we will need such as clothes and shoes. We can also take another kind of journey, a faith journey. On this journey we take the love of Jesus with us. We are then ready to face anything!

After we receive Holy Communion, we have quiet me to pray. Then, Father stands to give us the final blessing, and we stand with him. Father asks God for a number of special graces for us.

The priest or deacon then says, “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.” We answer, “Thanks be to God.” These are special and important words. We are sent out to live what we have celebrated at Mass. We are called to glorify the Lord by serving others in his name.

We will continue to go to Mass to praise God and to receive Holy Communion as often as we can. Eucharist is food for our faith journey.

Here is an activity you can do together as a family: https://stmargaretmary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Familes-Concluding.pdf 

Did you know?

After communion there is a time of silence for adoration, thanksgiving, petition and self-offering. St. Ignatius prayed: “Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, heal me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. Good Jesus, hear me” (Anima Christi).

Copyright © 2008, World Library Publications, the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. Used with permission.

The Prayer after communion is not a prayer of thanksgiving; rather, we now ask for the fruits of the Eucharist, that the sacrament may have an effect in our lives, that it will help us bring the Lord’s love to the world, give us new purpose as disciples, lead us to share Christ’s eternal life, have the Lord touch our lives, teach us the way to everlasting glory, continue the saving work of the Eucharist, and keep us single-minded in service to God and others.

Copyright © 2008, World Library Publications, the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. Used with permission.

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More information on the Concluding Rite can be found here:

Concluding Rite
or you can download the PDF