He says, before the start of Mass–when he comes out to the podium by himself–Praised be Jesus Christ. We respond: Now and forever more, Amen. He reads any announcements then, before Mass, leaves the altar, and then the lector comes to the podium, announces “Our opening hymn will be ___”, the organ starts, and the servers, deacon and priest then process through the church. When the hymn ends, Father says, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” and we say, “Amen.” Then Father says, most usually, “The Lord be with you.” We reply, “And also with you”. But on more festive occasions like Christmas and Easter Father says, “The grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you” and we say, “And also with you.” Then we do the penitential rite, either the confiteor or a sung Kyrie, then the Gloria (except in Lent and Advent), and so forth.