Entrance Antiphon (Option 1): Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King, who rules heaven and earth for ever.

Entrance Antiphon (Option 2): 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: O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary

bestowed on the human race

the grace of eternal salvation,

grant, we pray,

that we may experience the intercession of her,

through whom we were found worthy

to receive the author of life,

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:  Num 6:22-27

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8

May God bless us in his mercy.

Second Reading: Gal 4:4-7

Gospel: Lk 2:16-21

Offertory Prayer: O God, who in your kindness begin all good things

and bring them to fulfillment,

grant to us, who find joy in the Solemnity of the

holy Mother of God,

that, just as we glory in the beginnings of your grace,

so one day we may rejoice in its completion.

Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and for ever. (Heb 13: 8)

Prayer after Communion: We have received this heavenly Sacrament with joy, O Lord:

grant, we pray,

that it may lead us to eternal life,

for we rejoice to proclaim the blessed ever-Virgin Mary

Mother of your Son and Mother of the Church.

Through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Music:


Processional Hymn: Sing of Mary

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: Hail, O Star That Pointest