The Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

General Questions on the Extraordinary Form
The Solemn High Mass
The Solemn High Pontifical Mass
Priest Facing the Altar (Ad Orientem)
Sacred Silence and Active Participation
The Asperges Me (Sprinkling Rite)
Holy Communion
What are the words that the priest says?

 “May almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you your sins, and lead you to everlasting life.”      R.: Amen. 

 “May the almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon, absolution, and remission of your sins.”     R.: Amen. 

 “May our Lord Jesus Christ absolve you. And I by His authority release you from every bond of excommunication (suspension) and interdict, in so far as I am empowered and you have need. And now I absolve you from your sins; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” R.: Amen.

 This is followed by a prayer for indulgence: “May the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merits of the blessed Virgin Mary and the saints, and all the good you do and the suffering you endure, gain for you the remission of your sins, increase of grace, and the reward of everlasting life.”   R.: Amen.