Saints of the Mass


Before the Consecration, in the prayer Communicantes, commemoration is made of

After the Consecration, in the prayer Nobis quoque peccatoribus, we pray for fellowship with certain other apostles and martyrs

It is noteworthy that all the above are martyrs, and either Romans or saints popular at Rome, as our Mass is the local liturgy of the city of Rome. Outside the Canon, the Blessed Virgin, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle are mentioned in the Confiteor and in the prayer before the Orate Fratres, Saint Michael the Archangel, in the Confiteor. Six times there is mention of All Saints, and once of the saints whose relics are in the altar-stone.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints of the Mass”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 August 2010. Web. 21 September 2020. <>