|UPON THE ELECTION OF A NEW POPE
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||O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant, Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church
as her shepherd;
grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Roman Missal
When permitted, Mass from the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions “For the Pope” may be celebrated. During Lent, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions may only be celebrated on weekdays and with the permission of the Bishop.
Note that the Mass “For the Pope” is not permitted:
During Holy Week, the Easter Triduum, or the Octave of Easter
On the Sundays of Lent
On Solemnities, (e.g., Saint Joseph, Annunciation, etc.)
In the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop Myers has given permission for Mass “For the Pope” to be celebrated upon the announcement of the newly elected Pope on the weekdays of Lent.
Upon the announcement of the new Pope, his name is included in the Eucharistic Prayer.
Prayer of the Faithful
1. For our new Holy Father, Francis, that he may be strengthened as he embarks on his ministry of unity, love and peace, we pray to the Lord.
2. That our recently elected Holy Father, Francis, working together with the bishops of the Church, may build up the Body of Christ in peace and in joy, we pray to the Lord.
3. That our newly elected Holy Father Francis may be a champion of the poor, a reconciler of nations and a force for peace and unity in our world, we pray to the Lord.
On days when the Mass “For the Pope” is not permitted, the collect from the Mass may be used to conclude the Prayer of the Faithful.
The faithful should be exhorted to pray for the newly-elected Holy Father in their private prayers. The recitation of the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intentions of the Pope is encouraged. The newly-elected Pope should be prayed for in the recitation of the Rosary.