(4.1) The Preparation of the Gifts

During the Offertory Song, the gifts of bread and wine are brought in procession. The Priest then offers the prayers of blessing quietly at the altar. If the priest says the prayers aloud the assembly’s acclamation each time is: 

Blessed be God for ever. 


The Priest completes additional personal preparatory rites, and the people rise as he says:

Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),

that my sacrifice and yours

may be acceptable to God,

the almighty Father.

We say:

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands 

for the praise and glory of his name,

for our good and the good of all his holy Church.


Then the Priest says the Prayer over the Offerings, at the end of which we say:


Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.