Recited from noon on Holy Saturday until
the Saturday noon before Trinity Sunday
V. Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven, alleluia!
R. For He whom thou wast meet to bear, alleluia,
V. As He promised, hath risen, alleluia.
R. Pour for us to Him thy prayer, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the resurrection of Thy Son
our Lord Jesus Christ didst vouchsafe to give joy
to the world; grant, we beseech Thee,
that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Consecration Prayer to
Our Lady of the Eucharist
Mary is called Our Lady of the Eucharist, because without her, there would be no physical Body of Jesus to be present in the Eucharist.
(See John 6:51)
Most kind Mother,
we consecrate to you our bodies,
which have just been honored and sanctified
by the presence of your Divine Son,
our souls which have conversed with him
and our hearts which have loved him.
O dearest Mother,
may the words which we have spoken
be made acceptable to him through your Intercession.
Tell him the things which we should have said
but were unable to express.
Love him and beseech him for us, your poor children.
Receive and keep us in your heart.
Warm us, protect us and guide us during this day,
that we may faithfully serve your Divine Son,
and please him in all our thoughts, desires, and actions.