Prayer before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which from Thy bounty we are about to receive, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer after Meals

We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all Thy benefits, who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit, Hail Mary...
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy 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 promise of Christ.
Let us pray: 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.