Entrance Antiphon: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. (Phil 4: 4-5)

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: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11

Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54

My soul rejoices in my God.

Second Reading: 1 Cor 1:3-9

Gospel: Mk 13:33-37

Prayer over the offerings:
May the sacrifice of our worship, Lord, we pray,
be offered to you unceasingly,
to complete what was begun in sacred mystery
and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do not fear. Behold, our God will come, and he will save us. (Cf. Is 35: 4)

Prayer after Communion: We implore your mercy, Lord,
that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults
and prepare us for the coming feasts.
Through Christ our Lord.

Themes: Rejoicing, liberty, Christ’s coming, salvation.


Processional: In the Lord

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal  

Offertory: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal  

A Eucharistic Hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional: Lift Up Your Heads

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