An Outline of the Ordinary Form of the Catholic Mass
Part of the Catholic Mass For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The Ordinary form of the Catholic Mass is the normal or standard form of Mass with which most Catholics are generally familiar. The Ordinary form differs from the Extraordinary form and Tridentine Mass (sometimes called the Traditional Latin Mass).
The following list outlines the rites of the Catholic Mass from start to finish.
Rite of Sprinkling or Penitential Rite
Opening Prayer (Collect)
Liturgy of the Word
Profession of Faith (Creed)
Prayer of the Faithful (General Intercessions)
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Preparation of Gifts (Offertory)
Preface and Sanctus
Pater Noster (Our Father or Lord’s Prayer)
Sign of Peace
Fraction Rite — Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
Prayer after Communion