(2.3) Greeting

Our Priest greets us by extending his arm in a welcoming gesture. It "signifies the presence of the Lord to the Assembled Community" (GIRM) as Jesus said, "for where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them" (Mt 18:20).


Our Priest may then say any of the three options below:

Option A

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

 Option B

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 Option C

The Lord be with you.


Our Reply: and with your spirit