Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel – April 26

Opening Hymn

Opening Prayer
Leader: Loving God, You know that our thoughts on earth are full of fear and uncertainty; through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from whom Your Son took flesh and blood, send us the Spirit of Counsel to teach us how to know Your will and to guide us in all we do. Grant this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

All: Amen

Gospel Acclamation
Leader:
Alleluia. Jesus manifested His glory and His disciples believed in Him. Alleluia. [use only if sung] Our Lady gave herself wholeheartedly to God's loving plan. The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Prayer after Communion
Leader:
Ever present God, we have shared in Your mysteries on this memorial of Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel. Grant that we may learn what is pleasing to You, and receive salvation from Jesus Christ, whom You gave to us as our Wonderful Counsellor through the cooperation of the Blessed Mother.

All: Amen

Closing Hymn