Entrance Antiphon: Today you will know that the Lord will come, and he will save us, and in the morning you will see his glory. (Cf. Ex 16: 6-7)

Collect: O God, who gladden us year by year
as we wait in hope for our redemption,
grant that, just as we joyfully welcome
your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer,
we may also merit to face him confidently
when he comes again as our Judge.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading: Is 62:1-5

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Second Reading: Acts 13:16-17, 22-25

Gospel: Mt 1:1-25

Prayer over the Offerings: As we look forward, O Lord,
to the coming festivities,
may we serve you all the more eagerly
for knowing that in them
you make manifest the beginnings of our redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: The glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh will see the salvation of our God. (Cf. Is 40: 5)

Prayer after Communion: Grant, O Lord, we pray,
that we may draw new vigor
from celebrating the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son,
by whose heavenly mystery we receive both food and drink.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Suggested Music:

Processional Hymn: Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal  

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Offertory Hymn: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Joy to the World

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