Traditional Prayers


Sign of the cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father

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.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou amongst 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.

Grace before meals

Bless us, O God, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us, O God. 

Grace after meals

Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God, for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything,
Thank you God. Amen

Morning Prayer

Father in heaven, you love me, you are with me night and day.
I want to love you always in all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father, bless me through the day. Amen.

Evening Prayer

God our Father, I come to say
thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen.

Glory Be

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.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel

Angel sent by God to guide me, be my light and walk beside me;
be my guardian and protect me; on the paths of life direct me.

Simple Mass Responses

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit

Lord have mercy

Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy

Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy

Lord have mercy

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

With Mary we ask you

Lord hear our prayer

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks and praise

It is right and just.

The peace of the Lord be with you always

And with your spirit

Behold the Lamb of God,

Behold him who takes away the sins of the world

Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb

Lord, I am not worthy

that you should enter under my roof,

but only say the word

and my soul shall be healed.


The Angelus

- The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
- And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
(Hail Mary....)
- Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
- Be it done unto me according to thy word.
(Hail Mary....)
- And the Word was made Flesh.
- And dwelt among us.
(Hail Mary....)
- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts;
that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy 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.

Act of Contrition

O my God
Because you are so good
I am very sorry that I have sinned against you
And by the help of your grace
I will not sin again

The Rosary

The Rosary is made up of fourmysteries that find their focus in the life of Jesus Christ.


A. The Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation of the Lord
TheVisitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
The Nativity of the Lord
The Presentation of the Lord
The Finding of the Lord in the Temple


B. The Mysteries of Light
The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan
The Sign at the Wedding Feast of Cana
The Preaching of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration
The Institution of the Eucharist


C. The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion of the Lord


D. The Glorious Mysteries
The Resurrection of the Lord
The Ascension of the Lord
The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven


The Magnificat

My soul glorifies the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her loneliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy, the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.


The Memorare

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set  them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty  saviour,

born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us.

He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath that he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

You my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways

to give his people knowledge of  salvation

for the forgiveness of their sins.

in the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Nunc Dimittis

At last, all powerful Master,

you give leave to your servant to go in peace, according to your promise.

For my eyes have seen your salvation

which you have prepared for all nations,

the light to enlighten the Gentiles

and give glory to Israel, your people.

Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit, who dwells in our hearts,

both now and forever. 


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts
of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall
be created.
And you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of that same Spirit
we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation.

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.