Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – Offering of the Mass, by St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu; libera eas de ore leonis, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum; sed signifer Sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam, quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eius. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of hell and from the bottomless pit; deliver them out of the lion's mouth, lest hell should swallow them up, lest they fall into the outer darkness; but let Thy standard-bearer, Saint Michael, bring them back into Thy holy light, which Thou didst promise of old to Abraham and to his seed. Amen.

Special Offering of the Mass for the Souls in Purgatory

O God of love, Father Our Lord Jesus Christ, on this altar behold the un-bloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Thy Son, representing that of His most holy death and grievous passion, which He, the great High Priest, offering Thee on Calvary. In consideration of this holocaust of sweet odor, have mercy on the souls in Purgatory; open to them the gates of Heave, they may love and praise Thee, and enjoy Thee eternally in the abode of the Saints. Together with the sufferings of Thy Divine Son, I likewise offer Thee the sorrows of His blessed mother, whose soul was crucified at the foot of her Son's cross; for the lance which pierced the side and Heart of Jesus, Thine adorable Son, also transfixed the soul and heart of Mary, according to Simeon's prophecy, and made her the Queen of Martyrs. Behold then, O Heavenly Father! the disfigured countenance of Thy Son on the cross and the sorrowful heart of His mother at the foot of the cross; and by the merits of all the sufferings of Thy Son and of His blessed mother, grant eternal repose to the souls in Purgatory.

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the Poor Souls in Purgatory