+Lord, open our lips. And we shall praise your holy name.
We celebrate the memorial of your Death and Resurrection, Lord, and we offer you the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation. We give thanks that you have held us worthy to stand in your presence and minister to you.
At the Last Supper, you instructed us to take and eat the Bread of life and to drink from the Chalice of salvation. Blessed are we who are called to the supper of the Lamb.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.”
Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord, at the Last Supper, you instituted the Eucharist. You give us your Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the bread and the wine that we receive at Mass. We are so thankful for calling us to Your table. May we who receive the Eucharist become who we receive. May we who receive the Eucharist become more like You.
Jesus, strengthen us to follow your instructions to receive our daily bread, the Bread of life, as we pray:
Lord, bless us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.+