Entrance Antiphon: To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame. (Cf. Ps 25 (24): 1-3)

Collect: Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.
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.

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1–5

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1–2, 3–4, 4–5, 6–7, 8–9

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. 

Second Reading: Romans 13:11–14

Gospel: Matthew 24:37–44

Prayer over the offerings: Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make,
gathered from among your gifts to us,
and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below
gain for us the prize of eternal redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our earth shall yield its increase. (Ps 85 (84): 13)

Prayer after Communion: May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now, as we walk amid passing things,
you teach us by them to love the things of heaven
and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:


Processional Hymn: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Offertory: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

A Eucharistic Hymn is appropriate after communion.

Recessional: Savior of the Nations, Come

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