Litany of the Saints

Litany of the Saints

Litany of the Saints

Litany of the Saints (Proper for Canada)


Leader 1: ring bell (supplication to God)  

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


Leader 2: ring bell (invocation of the saints)  

Holy Mary, Mother of God,  pray for us.

Saint Michael, pray for us.

Holy angels of God, pray for us.


Leader 3: ring bell (prophets and precursors of the faith)

Abraham, Moses and Elijah,  pray for us.

Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Leader 4: ring bell (apostles and followers of Christ)

Saint Peter and Saint Paul,  pray for us.

Saint Andrew, pray for us.

Saint John, pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.


Leader 5: ring bell (martyrs)

Saint Stephen,  pray for us.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

Saint Lawrence, pray for us.

Saint John de Brebeouf and the Holy Canadian Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity, pray for us.

Saint Agnes, pray for us.


Leader 6: ring bell (bishops and doctors)

Saint Gregory,  pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius,pray for us.

Saint Basil, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Jesus, pray for us.

Saint Martin, pray for us.

Saint Francois de Laval, pray for us.

Saint Pope John the Twenty-third, pray for us.

Saint Pope John Paul the Second, pray for us.


Leader 7: ring bell (priests and religious)

Saint Benedict,  pray for us.

Saint Francis and Saint Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Montjoux, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Brother Andre, (1937) pray for us.

Saint Marie of the Incarnation, (1672) pray for us.

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, pray for us.

Saint Marguerite d’Youville, pray for us.


Leader 8: ring bell (laity)

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Louis, pray for us.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.

All holy men and women, saints of God, pray for us.


Leader 9: ring bell (Invocations to Christ)

Lord, be merciful,  Lord, deliver us, we pray.

From all harm,  Lord, deliver us, we pray.

From every sin,  Lord, deliver us, we pray.

From all temptations,  Lord, deliver us, we pray.

From everlasting death, Lord, deliver us, we pray.

By your Incarnation, Lord, deliver us, we pray.

By your Death and Resurrection, Lord, deliver us, we pray.

By Your outpouring of the Holy Spirit,  Lord, deliver us, we pray.


Leader 10: ring bell (general petitions)

Be merciful to us sinners,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Guide and protect Your holy church,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Keep our pope and all clergy in faithful

service to Your church,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Bring all peoples together in trust and peace,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Strengthen us in Your service,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.


Leader 11: (petitions)

Bless the fruits of the earth and all human labour,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Deliver us from disease, hunger and war,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Bring all Christians together in unity,  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Grant eternal rest to all who have died in the faith, Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.


Leader 12: (conclusion)  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer.

Jesus, Son of the living God.  Lord, we ask you, hear our prayer

Christ, hear us.  Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.


Leader 13:

Let us pray.

God, source of all holiness, You have enriched Your church with many gifts in the saints. Direct, O Lord, our actions by Your holy inspirations, and carry them on by Your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may always begin with You, and through You be happily ended. Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen