Entrance Antiphon: Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and he will be called Wondrous God, Prince of peace, Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end. (Cf. Is 9: 1, 5; Lk 1: 33)

Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word,
the light of faith, which illumines our minds,
may also shine through in our deeds.
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 62:11-12

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12

A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

Second Reading: Ti 3:4-7

Gospel: Lk 2:15-20

Offertory Prayer: May our offerings be worthy, we pray, O Lord,
of the mysteries of the Nativity this day,
that, just as Christ was born a man and also shone forth as God,
so these earthly gifts may confer on us what is divine.
Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: Rejoice, O Daughter Sion; lift up praise, Daughter Jerusalem: Behold, your King will come, the Holy One and Savior of the world. (Cf. Zec 9: 9)

Prayer after Communion: Grant us, Lord, as we honor with joyful devotion
the Nativity of your Son,
that we may come to know with fullness of faith
the hidden depths of this mystery
and to love them ever more and more.
Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:

Processional Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Entrance Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Responsorial Psalm: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Alleluia: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

Offertory Hymn: Away in a Manger

Communion Antiphon: from the Ignatius Pew Missal 

A Eucharistic hymn is appropriate during or after communion.

Recessional Hymn: Angels We Have Heard on High

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