Entrance Antiphon: Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior. (Cf. Is 45: 8)

Collect: O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. 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 7:10–14

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24:1–2, 3–4, 5–6

Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory.

Second Reading: Romans 1:1–7

Gospel: Matthew 1:18–24

Prayer over the offerings: May the Holy Spirit, O Lord, sanctify these gifts laid upon your altar, just as he filled with his power the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son; and his name will be called Emmanuel. (Is 7: 14)

Prayer after Communion: Having received this pledge of eternal redemption, we pray, almighty God, that, as the feast day of our salvation draws ever nearer, so we may press forward all the more eagerly to the worthy celebration of the mystery of your Son’s Nativity. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Suggested Music:


Processional: The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

Entrance: from The Ignatius Pew Missal  

Responsorial Psalm: from The Ignatius Pew Missal

Alleluia: from The Ignatius Pew Missal  

Offertory: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Communion: from The Ignatius Pew Missal 

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional: O Come, O Come Emmanuel 

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