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ADVENT

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Entrance Antiphon To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.
The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said. Cf. Ps 25 (24): 1-3

Collect Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom. 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.
The Creed is said.

Prayer over the Offerings Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make, gathered from among your gifts to us, and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Advent, p. 000.

Communion Antiphon The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our earth shall yield its increase. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries, O Lord, in which we have participated, profit us, we pray, for even now, as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Through Christ our Lord.
A formula of Solemn Blessing, p. 000, may be used.

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Monday Entrance Antiphon Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Savior will come; you need no longer fear. Collect Keep us alert, we pray, O Lord our God, as we await the advent of Christ your Son, so that, when he comes and knocks, he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Prayer over the Offerings Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make, gathered from among your gifts to us, and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Advent, p. 000. Cf. Jer 31: 10; Is 35: 4

Communion Antiphon Come, O Lord, visit us in peace, that we may rejoice before you with a blameless heart. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries, O Lord, in which we have participated, profit us, we pray, for even now, as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Through Christ our Lord.

Cf. Ps 106 (105): 4-5; Is 38: 3

7 Communion Antiphon The Just Judge will bestow a crown of righteousness on those who eagerly await his coming. Preface I of Advent. whose coming we now await. on our petitions. the Lord will come. that. and on that day there will be a great light. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. Lord God. 2 Tm 4: 8 . Zec 14: 5. and all his holy ones with him. we may be tainted no longer by the corruption of former ways. since we have no merits to plead our cause. O Lord. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. O Lord. for ever and ever. Through Christ our Lord. that. come. with our humble prayers and offerings. Through Christ our Lord. through our partaking in this mystery.4 FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT Tuesday Entrance Antiphon Behold. 000. your Son. one God. we humbly beseech you. we pray. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Cf. and in our trials grant us your compassionate help. consoled by the presence of your Son. p. Cf. and. Collect Look with favor.

Cf. for ever and ever. Is 40: 10. to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. O Lord our God.FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT 5 Wednesday Entrance Antiphon The Lord will come and he will not delay. Cf. one God. 000. Collect Prepare our hearts. that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. by your divine power. Lord. p. be offered to you unceasingly. Lord. our Lord will come with power and will enlighten the eyes of his servants. we pray. Through Christ our Lord. so that at the coming of Christ your Son we may be found worthy of the banquet of eternal life and merit to receive heavenly nourishment from his hands. 35: 5 . Prayer after Communion We implore your mercy. Through Christ our Lord. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice of our worship. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Preface I of Advent. we pray. 1 Cor 4: 5 Communion Antiphon Behold. Hb 2: 3.

and all your ways are truth. Through Christ our Lord. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. one God. we pray. as we walk amid passing things. Ps 119 (118): 151-152 You. that what our sins impede the grace of your mercy may hasten. Through Christ our Lord. in which we have participated. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries. Collect Stir up your power. From of old I have known of your decrees. as we await the blessed hope and the coming of the glory of our great God. p. you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Ti 2: 12-13 . O Lord. Communion Antiphon Let us live justly and devoutly in this age. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. we pray. for even now. for you are eternal. O Lord. profit us. O Lord. are close. and come to our help with mighty strength. 000. O Lord. Preface I of Advent.6 FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT Thursday Entrance Antiphon Cf. gathered from among your gifts to us. your Son. for ever and ever. these offerings we make. and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Prayer over the Offerings Accept.

Through Christ our Lord. and with you to set us free. and come. through our partaking in this mystery. Cf. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Communion Antiphon We await a savior. who will change our mortal bodies. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. come. Preface I of Advent. O Lord. one God. since we have no merits to plead our cause. we pray. we may be found worthy of salvation. and. with our humble prayers and offerings. to conform with his glorified body. O Lord. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. Collect Stir up your power. the Lord Jesus Christ. O Lord. 000. we humbly beseech you. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment.FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT 7 Friday Entrance Antiphon Behold. we may find rescue from the pressing dangers of our sins. Through Christ our Lord. p. Phil 3: 20-21 . we pray. the Lord will come descending with splendor to visit his people with peace. that. for ever and ever. that with you to protect us. and he will bestow on them eternal life.

Rev 22: 12 . who are seated upon the Cherubim. and we will be saved. p. O Lord. Cf. Through Christ our Lord. for ever and ever. Ps 80 (79): 4. to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. 000. bestow on those who devoutly await him the grace of your compassion from on high.8 FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT Saturday Entrance Antiphon Come and show us your face. to bestow a reward according to the deeds of each. that we may attain the prize of true freedom. 2 Communion Antiphon Behold. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice of our worship. that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. Prayer after Communion We implore your mercy. who sent your Only Begotten Son into this world to free the human race from its ancient enslavement. Lord. one God. your Son. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. I am coming soon and my recompense is with me. be offered to you unceasingly. Through Christ our Lord. Lord. we pray. Cf. Preface I of Advent. Collect O God. says the Lord. Through our Lord Jesus Christ.

we humbly beseech you. one God. 4: 36 . may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son. may be used. and behold the joy which comes to you from God. O Lord. and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. we pray. The Creed is said. Bar 5: 5. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment. through our partaking in this mystery. but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. Cf. Preface I of Advent. O Lord. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said. for ever and ever. and. since we have no merits to plead our cause. 000. the Lord will come to save the nations. 000.SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Entrance Antiphon O people of Sion. p. p. Through Christ our Lord. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. Is 30: 19. that. arise and stand upon the heights. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. with our humble prayers and offerings. behold. Communion Antiphon Jerusalem. come. A formula of Solemn Blessing. Through Christ our Lord. 30 Collect Almighty and merciful God.

with purity unblemished. Is 38: 3 . O Lord. profit us. p. and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. that we may rejoice before you with a blameless heart. for even now. one God. 000. our Savior will come. in which we have participated. you need no longer fear. O nations. may come. as we desire. declare it to the distant lands: Behold. Through Christ our Lord. these offerings we make. we. Cf. Jer 31: 10. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries. you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Collect May our prayer of petition rise before you. Is 35: 4 Communion Antiphon Come. O Lord. O Lord. to celebrate the great mystery of the Incarnation of your Only Begotten Son. Through Christ our Lord. Cf. as we walk amid passing things. your servants. gathered from among your gifts to us. we pray. visit us in peace. that. Preface I of Advent. Prayer over the Offerings Accept. we pray. Ps 106 (105): 4-5. for ever and ever. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. we pray. O Lord.10 SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT Monday Entrance Antiphon Hear the word of the Lord.

we pray. with our humble prayers and offerings. grant. that. Collect O God. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment. Cf. the Lord will come. and. that we may look forward in joy to the glorious Nativity of Christ. and on that day there will be a great light. Zec 14: 5. 2 Tm 4: 8 . we pray. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. 7 Communion Antiphon The Just Judge will bestow a crown of righteousness on those who eagerly await his coming. Cf. we humbly beseech you. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased.SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT 11 Tuesday Entrance Antiphon Behold. come. since we have no merits to plead our cause. for ever and ever. Through Christ our Lord. Preface I of Advent. p. and all his holy ones with him. 000. who have shown forth your salvation to all the ends of the earth. one God. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. through our partaking in this mystery. O Lord. O Lord.

Lord. Through Christ our Lord. who command us to prepare the way for Christ the Lord. one God. Cf. Cf. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Collect Almighty God. be offered to you unceasingly. we pray. Lord. Is 40: 10. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. p. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice of our worship. grant in your kindness. that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. Preface I of Advent. our Lord will come with power and will enlighten the eyes of his servants.12 SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT Wednesday Entrance Antiphon The Lord will come and he will not delay. Prayer after Communion We implore your mercy. for ever and ever. Hb 2: 3. Through Christ our Lord. to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. 000. that no infirmity may weary us as we long for the comforting presence of our heavenly physician. 1 Cor 4: 5 Communion Antiphon Behold. 35: 5 . we pray.

Prayer over the Offerings Accept. O Lord. we pray. your Son. Through Christ our Lord. one God.SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT 13 Thursday Entrance Antiphon Cf. O Lord. for you are eternal. and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord. to make ready the paths of your Only Begotten Son. Preface I of Advent. you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. that through his coming. gathered from among your gifts to us. we may be found worthy to serve you with minds made pure. as we walk amid passing things. p. From of old I have known of your decrees. are close. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries. for even now. Ps 119 (118): 151-152 You. O Lord. as we await the blessed hope and the coming of the glory of our great God. profit us. O Lord. Ti 2: 12-13 . for ever and ever. in which we have participated. and all your ways are truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. 000. Collect Stir up our hearts. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Communion Antiphon Let us live justly and devoutly in this age. these offerings we make. we pray.

Preface I of Advent. Cf. the Lord will come descending with splendor to visit his people with peace. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. Through Christ our Lord. to conform with his glorified body. 000. who will change our mortal bodies. we may hasten. one God. that. alert and with lighted lamps. since we have no merits to plead our cause. come. we humbly beseech you. for ever and ever. p. to meet him when he comes. Phil 3: 20-21 . Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment.14 SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT Friday Entrance Antiphon Behold. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. through our partaking in this mystery. O Lord. and he will bestow on them eternal life. Communion Antiphon We await a savior. almighty God. Collect Grant that your people. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. with our humble prayers and offerings. and. we pray. that. we pray. may be ever watchful for the coming of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. as the author of our salvation himself has taught us. Through Christ our Lord. the Lord Jesus Christ. O Lord.

who are seated upon the Cherubim. Lord. that all shadows of the night may be scattered and we may be shown to be children of light by the advent of your Only Begotten Son. Cf. says the Lord. to bestow a reward according to the deeds of each. Collect May the splendor of your glory dawn in our hearts. Cf. Prayer after Communion We implore your mercy. be offered to you unceasingly. for ever and ever. almighty God. one God. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice of our worship. to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. Rev 22: 12 . I am coming soon and my recompense is with me. 000. Lord. 2 Communion Antiphon Behold. Through Christ our Lord. Ps 80 (79): 4. p.SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT 15 Saturday Entrance Antiphon Come and show us your face. Through Christ our Lord. we pray. we pray. Preface I of Advent. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. and we will be saved. O Lord.

Entrance Antiphon Rejoice in the Lord always. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. pp. our God will come. 000. Lord. again I say. enable us. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice of our worship. your Son. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said. rejoice. Through Christ our Lord. Prayer after Communion We implore your mercy. p. A formula of Solemn Blessing. to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Lord. Phil 4: 4-5 Collect O God. for ever and ever. the Lord is near. and he will save us. may be used. Preface I or II of Advent.THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT In this Mass the color violet or rose is used. that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. Indeed. we pray. Cf. Communion Antiphon Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do not fear. Through Christ our Lord. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. The Creed is said. we pray. be offered to you unceasingly. one God. Behold. to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. Is 35: 4 . 000-000. who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity.

Prayer over the Offerings Accept. Cf. these offerings we make. you need no longer fear. and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. O Lord. Cf. Collect Incline a merciful ear to our cry. casting light on the darkness of our hearts. O Lord. we pray. declare it to the distant lands: Behold. Ps 106 (105): 4-5. Jer 31: 10. we pray. our Savior will come. visit us with the grace of your Son.THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT 17 When during the week a Mass of the weekday is to be said. you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. O nations. the texts given below are used. in which we have participated. profit us. O Lord. unless the day is one of the Advent weekdays that occur from December 17 to 24. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries. we pray. Is 35: 4 Communion Antiphon Come. for even now. Preface I of Advent. O Lord. that we may rejoice before you with a blameless heart. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ our Lord. and. Monday Entrance Antiphon Hear the word of the Lord. as we walk amid passing things. Is 38: 3 . gathered from among your gifts to us. one God. p. for ever and ever. 000. visit us in peace. Through Christ our Lord.

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Tuesday Entrance Antiphon Behold, the Lord will come, and all his holy ones with him; and on that day there will be a great light. Collect O God, who through your Only Begotten Son have made us a new creation, look kindly, we pray, on the handiwork of your mercy, and at your Son’s coming cleanse us from every stain of the old way of life. 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. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers and offerings, and since we have no merits to plead our cause, come, we pray, to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Advent, p. 000. Cf. Zec 14: 5, 7

Communion Antiphon The Just Judge will bestow a crown of righteousness on those who eagerly await his coming. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment, we humbly beseech you, O Lord, that, through our partaking in this mystery, you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven. Through Christ our Lord.

Cf. 2 Tm 4: 8

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Wednesday Entrance Antiphon The Lord will come and he will not delay. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the coming solemnity of your Son may bestow healing upon us in this present life and bring us the rewards of life eternal. 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. 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.
Preface I of Advent, p. 000. Cf. Hb 2: 3; 1 Cor 4: 5

Communion Antiphon Behold, our Lord will come with power and will enlighten the eyes of his servants. 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.

Cf. Is 40: 10; 35: 5

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Thursday Entrance Antiphon
Cf. Ps 119 (118): 151-152

You, O Lord, are close, and all your ways are truth. From of old I have known of your decrees, for you are eternal. Collect Unworthy servants that we are, O Lord, grieved by the guilt of our deeds, we pray that you may gladden us by the saving advent of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Prayer over the Offerings Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make, gathered from among your gifts to us, and may what you grant us to celebrate devoutly here below gain for us the prize of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord.
Preface I of Advent, p. 000.

Communion Antiphon Let us live justly and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of the glory of our great God. Prayer after Communion May these mysteries, O Lord, in which we have participated, profit us, we pray, for even now, as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Through Christ our Lord.

Ti 2: 12-13

Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. we humbly beseech you. the Lord will come descending with splendor to visit his people with peace. who await with heartfelt desire the coming of your Only Begotten Son. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. 000. your Son. through our partaking in this mystery. so that we. Through Christ our Lord. since we have no merits to plead our cause. the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ our Lord. Preface I of Advent. Cf. Prayer after Communion Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment. Collect May your grace. almighty God. that. who will change our mortal bodies. Communion Antiphon We await a savior. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. to conform with his glorified body. you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth and hold firm to the things of heaven.THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT 21 Friday Entrance Antiphon Behold. Phil 3: 20-21 . p. for ever and ever. may receive your help both now and in the life to come. O Lord. and. to our rescue with the protection of your mercy. O Lord. one God. always go before us and follow after. with our humble prayers and offerings. we pray. and he will bestow on them eternal life. come.

Prayer after Communion Having received this pledge of eternal redemption. to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel. Communion Antiphon Behold. as the feast day of our salvation draws ever nearer. one God. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. A formula of Solemn Blessing. The Creed is said. almighty God. 000. and his name will be called Emmanuel. O Lord. we beseech you. you heavens. let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior. and let the clouds rain down the Just One. Is 7: 14 . we pray. for ever and ever. Preface II of Advent. your grace into our hearts. may be used. Is 45: 8 Collect Pour forth. O Lord. just as he filled with his power the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. sanctify these gifts laid upon your altar. Cf. p. may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. that we. Prayer over the Offerings May the Holy Spirit. p. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said. Through Christ our Lord. 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. 000. a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son. that.FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Entrance Antiphon Drop down dew from above.

000. Is 49: 13 Communion Antiphon Behold. p. December 17 Entrance Antiphon Rejoice. look with favor on our prayers. and the house of the Lord will be filled with glory. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Collect O God. Through Christ our Lord. O Lord. and grant that through these venerable mysteries we may be nourished with the bread of heaven. Prayer after Communion Nourished by these divine gifts. having taken to himself our humanity. with the exception of Sunday. one God. the Desired of all the nations will come. Creator and Redeemer of human nature. and exult. we may shine like bright torches before your Christ when he comes. Hg 2: 7 . for ever and ever. Cf. that your Only Begotten Son. almighty God. O earth. O heavens. for our Lord will come to show mercy to his poor. Preface II of Advent. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.THE WEEKDAYS OF ADVENT from December 17 to 24 The following Masses are used on the days to which they are assigned. Prayer over the Offerings Sanctify these gifts of your Church. Cf. aflame with your Spirit. we ask you to grant our desire: that. which retains its own Mass. who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb. may be pleased to grant us a share in his divinity.

for ever and ever. he is the Lamb foretold by John. that we may merit for all eternity to be the companions of Christ. we pray. one God. who are weighed down from of old by slavery beneath the yoke of sin. almighty God. Communion Antiphon His name will be called Emmanuel. Collect Grant. p. which means God-with-us. Through Christ our Lord. Preface II of Advent.24 THE WEEKDAYS OF ADVENT December 18 Entrance Antiphon Christ our King is coming. Mt 1: 23 . that we. 000. make us acceptable to your name. O Lord. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. O Lord. by whose Death our own mortality was healed. and show fitting honor to the coming solemnities of our redemption. Prayer after Communion May we receive your mercy in the midst of your temple. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. may be set free by the newness of the long-awaited Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Prayer over the Offerings May the sacrifice to be offered to you.

graciously arouse in us. almighty God. Preface II of Advent. the desire for those yet to come. we pray. Prayer after Communion As we give thanks. Lk 1: 78-79 . O Lord. for ever and ever. one God. guiding our feet in the way of peace. Heb 10: 37 Communion Antiphon The Dawn from on high will visit us. Through Christ our Lord. we pray. grant. 000. p.FROM DECEMBER 17 TO 24 25 December 19 Entrance Antiphon He who is to come will come and will not delay. we pray. your Son. that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation and always celebrate it with due reverence. for these gifts you have bestowed. on the offerings we lay upon your altars. that we may welcome the Nativity of our Savior and honor it with minds made pure. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. for he is our Savior. that what we bring despite our weakness may be sanctified by your power. Cf. and now there will be no fear within our land. Through Christ our Lord. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world. Prayer over the Offerings Look with favor. Collect O God.

your Son. 000. upon the one sacrifice of your Son. for ever and ever. we pray. 40: 5. we may possess at last the gifts we have awaited and for which our faith bids us hope. and you shall name him Jesus. by participating in this mystery. Preface II of Advent. Prayer over the Offerings Look. Lk 1: 31 . Lk 3: 6 Communion Antiphon The Angel said to Mary: Behold. O Lord. Through Christ our Lord. Prayer after Communion Grant divine protection. to those you renew with this heavenly gift. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. eternal majesty. O Lord. that. that by her example we may in humility hold fast to your will. filled with the light of the Holy Spirit. and all flesh will see the salvation of God. grant. Collect O God. that to those who delight in your mysteries you may give the joy of true peace. Is 11: 1. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. and the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth. Cf.26 THE WEEKDAYS OF ADVENT December 20 Entrance Antiphon A branch shall sprout from the root of Jesse. p. Through Christ our Lord. whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel and so became the dwelling-place of divinity. we pray. one God. you will conceive and bear a son.

Preface II of Advent. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. for ever and ever. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. so that. Collect Hear in kindness. because he will be God-with-us. O Lord. O Lord. Through Christ our Lord. gain the reward of eternal life. may participation in this divine mystery provide enduring protection for your people.FROM DECEMBER 17 TO 24 27 December 21 Entrance Antiphon The Lord and Ruler will be coming soon. they may know abundant health in mind and body. one God. Is 7: 14. Prayer after Communion Lord. when at last he comes in glory. Prayer over the Offerings Be pleased. to accept the offerings of your Church. for in your mercy you have given them to be offered and by your power you transform them into the mystery of our salvation. that those who rejoice at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh may. being subject to your glorious majesty in dedicated service. p. the prayers of your people. Lk 1: 45 . 8: 10 Communion Antiphon Blessed are you who have believed. 000. and his name will be called Emmanuel. your Son. that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Through Christ our Lord. Cf.

for the Almighty has done great things for me. so that we may go out to meet our Savior with worthy deeds when he comes and merit the rewards of the blessed. that. we may be cleansed by the very mysteries we serve. grant. Lk 1: 46. who. willed to redeem it by the coming of your Only Begotten Son. we pray. O Lord. O Lord. 49 . Let him enter. for ever and ever. p. seeing the human race fallen into death.28 THE WEEKDAYS OF ADVENT December 22 Entrance Antiphon O gates. ancient doors. Through Christ our Lord. we come eagerly with our offerings to your sacred altar. Ps 24 (23): 7 Communion Antiphon My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. Prayer over the Offerings Trusting in your compassion. lift high your heads. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. one God. Prayer after Communion May reception of your Sacrament strengthen us. 000. grow higher. through the purifying action of your grace. Preface II of Advent. Through Christ our Lord. that those who confess his Incarnation with humble fervor may merit his company as their Redeemer. the king of glory! Collect O God.

that we may celebrate with minds made pure the Nativity of our Redeemer. the Almighty. for ever and ever. every tribe of the earth shall be blest in him. and he with me. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. O Lord. O Lord. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. to meet your dearly beloved Son at his coming. Rev 3: 20 . who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary and establish among us his dwelling. Is 9: 5. be our perfect reconciliation with you. and he will be called God. I stand at the door and knock: if anyone hears my voice and opens the door to me. Prayer over the Offerings May this oblation. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Prayer after Communion Grant your peace. Collect Almighty ever-living God. I will enter his house and dine with him. with lighted lamps. 000. Preface II of Advent. Ps 72 (71): 17 Communion Antiphon Behold. that we may be ready. Cf. to those you have nourished with these heavenly gifts. p. by which divine worship in its fullness has been inaugurated for us. Jesus Christ our Lord. one God. your unworthy servants.FROM DECEMBER 17 TO 24 29 December 23 Entrance Antiphon A child shall be born for us. mercy may flow from your Word. we pray that to us. as we see how the Nativity of your Son according to the flesh draws near.

as we prepare to celebrate in adoration the festivities of your Son's Nativity. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Preface II of Advent. Prayer over the Offerings Graciously make your own. that those who trust in your compassion may find solace and relief in your coming. for ever and ever. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Lk 1: 68 . so we may possess in gladness his everlasting rewards. and do not delay. that. God sent his Son into the world. 000. partaking of them. Cf. Gal 4: 4 Communion Antiphon Blessed be the Lord. we pray. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Lord Jesus. the offerings which we bring.30 THE WEEKDAYS OF ADVENT December 24 The Morning Mass Entrance Antiphon Behold. when the fullness of time had come. O Lord. that. we be cleansed of our sins and merit to stand ready with pure hearts for the coming in glory of your Son. the God of Israel! He has visited his people and redeemed them. O Lord. Prayer after Communion Grant to us who find new vigor. p. in these your wondrous gifts. Collect Come quickly. one God.

CHRISTMAS TIME December 25 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] Solemnity .

we may also merit to face him confidently when he comes again as our Judge. Through Christ our Lord. may be used. who gladden us year by year as we wait in hope for our redemption. to the coming festivities. and he will save us. When the Roman Canon is used. O Lord. p. by whose heavenly mystery we receive both food and drink. for ever and ever. The Creed is said. Communion Antiphon The glory of the Lord will be revealed. pp. Prayer after Communion Grant. Cf. 000-000. Prayer over the Offerings As we look forward. one God. Preface I. O Lord. that we may draw new vigor from celebrating the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Is 40: 5 . 000. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. A formula of Solemn Blessing. and all flesh will see the salvation of our God. Ex 16: 6-7 Collect O God. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Entrance Antiphon Today you will know that the Lord will come. may we serve you all the more eagerly for knowing that in them you make manifest the beginnings of our redemption. All kneel at the words and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Cf.At the Vigil Mass This Mass is used on the evening of December 24. grant that. and in the morning you will see his glory. just as we joyfully welcome your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. we pray.

The Creed is said. Entrance Antiphon The Lord said to me: You are my Son. grant. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. that we. Preface I. Today true peace has come down to us from heaven. we pray. provided the Masses are celebrated at their proper times. It is I who have begotten you this day. Prayer after Communion Grant us. O Lord our God. may through an honorable way of life become worthy of union with him. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. may be used. who are gladdened by participation in the feast of our Redeemer's Nativity. p. who have made this most sacred night radiant with the splendor of the true light. Or: Ps 2: 7 Let us all rejoice in the Lord. we pray. we pray. 000-000. may also delight in his gladness in heaven. that through this most holy exchange we may be found in the likeness of Christ. Communion Antiphon The Word became flesh. Collect O God. Prayer over the Offerings May the oblation of this day’s feast be pleasing to you. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Jn 1: 14 . Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. When the Roman Canon is used. 000.THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] 33 At the Mass during the Night On the Nativity of the Lord all Priests may celebrate or concelebrate three Masses. that we. and we have seen his glory. All kneel at the words and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. who have known the mysteries of his light on earth. A formula of Solemn Blessing. in whom our nature is united to you. O Lord. one God. for our Savior has been born in the world. pp. for ever and ever.

pp. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. that. and he will be called Wondrous God. Prayer after Communion Grant us. the Holy One and Savior of the world. O Daughter Sion. of the mysteries of the Nativity this day. that we may come to know with fullness of faith the hidden depths of this mystery and to love them ever more and more. The Creed is said. Is 9: 1. Cf. as we honor with joyful devotion the Nativity of your Son. Zec 9: 9 . lift up praise. p. we pray. which illumines our minds. 000-000. one God. your King will come. Cf. A formula of Solemn Blessing. we pray. 5. Prince of peace. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. for ever and ever. for the Lord is born for us. Prayer over the Offerings May our offerings be worthy. O Lord. Lord. so these earthly gifts may confer on us what is divine. your Son. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. 000. may be used. just as Christ was born a man and also shone forth as God. may also shine through in our deeds. Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end. that. All kneel at the words and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate. the light of faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ our Lord. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. Lk 1: 33 Collect Grant. Daughter Jerusalem: Behold.34 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] At the Mass at Dawn Entrance Antiphon Today a light will shine upon us. Communion Antiphon Rejoice. almighty God. as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word. Through Christ our Lord. When the Roman Canon is used. Preface I.

Cf. just as the Savior of the world. Ps 98 (97): 3 . that. may be used. grant. 000. one God. is the author of divine generation for us. for ever and ever. O merciful God. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. All kneel at the words and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate. Is 9: 5 Collect O God. pp. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Communion Antiphon All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. that we may share in the divinity of Christ. and a son is given to us. Prayer over the Offerings Make acceptable. The Creed is said. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and still more wonderfully restored it. O Lord. Preface I. born this day. A formula of Solemn Blessing. Through Christ our Lord.THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] 35 At the Mass during the Day Entrance Antiphon A child is born for us. and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. his scepter of power rests upon his shoulder. we pray. our oblation on this solemn day. when you manifested the reconciliation that makes us wholly pleasing in your sight and inaugurated for us the fullness of divine worship. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. p. Cf. 000-000. Prayer after Communion Grant. When the Roman Canon is used. so he may be the giver even of immortality. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said.

MARY AND JOSEPH Feast Entrance Antiphon The shepherds went in haste. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Bar 3: 38 . When this Feast is celebrated on Sunday. who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family. When the Roman Canon is used. and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger. 000-000. you may establish our families firmly in your grace and your peace. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Communion Antiphon Our God has appeared on the earth. for ever and ever. we may share their company for ever. your Son. to imitate constantly the example of the Holy Family. most merciful Father. pp. Lord. and lived among us. through the intercession of the Virgin Mother of God and Saint Joseph. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. the sacrifice of conciliation. one God. delight one day in eternal rewards. graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. if there is no Sunday.The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas]. Through Christ our Lord. or. Preface I. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. humbly asking that. and so. after the trials of this world. Through Christ our Lord. the Creed is said. so that. in the joy of your house. Lk 2: 16 Collect O God. Prayer after Communion Bring those you refresh with this heavenly Sacrament. December 30 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS. Prayer over the Offerings We offer you.

Prayer over the Offerings Receive our oblation. the Dawn from on high will visit us. by which is brought about a glorious exchange. almighty God. O Lord. we pray. pp. by the power of these holy mysteries. that we may acclaim with fitting praise the greatness of the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Communion Antiphon Through the tender mercy of our God. our life may be constantly sustained. by offering what you have given. Through Christ our Lord. Jn 3: 16 Collect Almighty and invisible God. that. but may have eternal life. 000-000.WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] 37 December 29 Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] Entrance Antiphon God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. for ever and ever. we may merit to receive your very self. so that all who believe in him may not perish. Through Christ our Lord. who dispersed the darkness of this world by the coming of your light. look. we pray. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. that. Preface I. one God. Prayer after Communion Grant. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. with serene countenance upon us. Lk 1: 78 . When the Roman Canon is used.

Preface I. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. Through Christ our Lord. who touch us through our partaking of your Sacrament. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. almighty God. O Lord. that we may be made fit to receive your gift through this very gift itself. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. 000-000. the offerings of your people. work. for ancient servitude holds us bound beneath the yoke of sin. one God.38 WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] December 30 Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] When there is no Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity [Christmas]. Prayer over the Offerings Receive with favor. Mary and Joseph is celebrated on this day (cf. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. grace upon grace. the effects of its power in our hearts. that what they profess with devotion and faith may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries. we pray. Through Christ our Lord. Jn 1: 16 . Communion Antiphon From his fullness we have all received. that the newness of the Nativity in the flesh of your Only Begotten Son may set us free. the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus. O Lord. pp. Entrance Antiphon When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course. When the Roman Canon is used. we pray. Prayer after Communion O God. 000-000). bounded from heaven's royal throne. we pray. for ever and ever. Wis 18: 14-15 Collect Grant. your Son. pp. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. your all-powerful Word.

they may strive with ever deepened trust for things eternal. who in the Nativity of your Son established the beginning and fulfillment of all religion. who give us the gift of true prayer and of peace. with the needed solace of things that pass away. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. Prayer over the Offerings O God. for ever and ever. and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. through this offering. graciously grant that. When the Roman Canon is used. 1 Jn 4: 9 . we may be faithfully united in mind and heart. grant. one God. so that we might have life through him. pp. his scepter of power rests upon his shoulder. both now and in the future. and a son is given to us. whom you guide and sustain in many ways. O Lord. 000-000. that. Communion Antiphon God sent his Only Begotten Son into the world. Prayer after Communion May your people. Is 9: 5 Collect Almighty ever-living God. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. in whom is the fullness of human salvation. experience. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. we pray. the remedies which you bestow.WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD [CHRISTMAS] 39 December 31 Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] Entrance Antiphon A child is born for us. Through Christ our Lord. Through Christ our Lord. Preface I. by partaking of the sacred mystery. that we may be numbered among those who belong to him. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. we may do fitting homage to your divine majesty and.

who find joy in the Solemnity of the holy Mother of God. 5. who in your kindness begin all good things and bring them to fulfillment. Collect O God. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. Heb 13: 8 . that. through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life. today. who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation. 000-000. Communion Antiphon Jesus Christ is the same yesterday. When the Roman Canon is used. that we may experience the intercession of her. pp. for the Lord is born for us. and for ever. grant. your Son. we pray. who gave birth to the King. Lk 1: 33 Today a light will shine upon us. grant to us. The Creed is said. Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end. Is 9: 1. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD Entrance Antiphon Hail. just as we glory in the beginnings of your grace. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. so one day we may rejoice in its completion. Preface I of the Blessed Virgin Mary (on the Solemnity of the Motherhood). for ever and ever. who rules heaven and earth for ever. one God.January 1 The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] SOLEMNITY OF MARY. Through Christ our Lord. Holy Mother. Prince of peace. Or: Cf. our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer over the Offerings O God. and he will be called Wondrous God.

that it may lead us to eternal life. 000. THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD 41 Prayer after Communion We have received this heavenly Sacrament with joy. we pray. p. 000. p. O Lord: grant. when the Mass of the weekday is to be said. may be used. the texts given below are used. . A formula of Solemn Blessing. On the days following. for we rejoice to proclaim the blessed ever-Virgin Mary Mother of your Son and Mother of the Church. Through Christ our Lord.SOLEMNITY OF MARY.

for by it you show us the way of truth and promise the life of the heavenly Kingdom. p. Preface I. may be used. your Son. Through Christ our Lord. our offenses may be cleansed and our just desires fulfilled. II or III of the Nativity of the Lord. Prayer after Communion Lord our God. A formula of Solemn Blessing. Through Christ our Lord. bounded from heaven's royal throne. for ever and ever. Cf. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. the offerings we make on the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. pp. The Creed is said. Wis 18: 14-15 Collect Almighty ever-living God. O Lord. your all-powerful Word. and show yourself to all peoples by the radiance of your light. that. graciously be pleased to fill the world with your glory. Prayer over the Offerings Sanctify. one God. 000. through the working of this mystery. 000-000. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. splendor of faithful souls. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Jn 1: 12 .SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE NATIVITY [CHRISTMAS] Entrance Antiphon When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course. Communion Antiphon To all who would accept him. he gave the power to become children of God. O Lord. we humbly ask you.

[In the Dioceses of the United States] Sunday between January 2 and January 8 THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Solemnity .

O Lord. may be used. that the star of your justice may shine always bright in our minds and that our true treasure may ever consist in our confession of you. Rev 21: 23 . one God. and the nations will walk by its light. 000. in honor of the appearing of your Only Begotten Son and the first fruits of the nations. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. The Creed is said. Cf. that we may pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness of our eternal home. our offerings. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ our Lord. p. for ever and ever. Jerusalem. 000-000.At the Vigil Mass This Mass is used on the evening of the day before the Solemnity. and look to the East and see your children gathered from the rising to the setting of the sun. Entrance Antiphon Arise. O Lord. we implore your mercy. your Son. Bar 5: 5 Collect May the splendor of your majesty. we pray. either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Epiphany. Cf. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. A formula of Solemn Blessing. Prayer over the Offerings Accept we pray. O Lord. Through Christ our Lord. Prayer after Communion Renewed by sacred nourishment. that to you praise may be rendered and eternal salvation be ours. pp. Communion Antiphon The brightness of God illumined the holy city Jerusalem. Preface of the Epiphany of the Lord. shed its light upon our hearts.

Mal 3: 1. on these gifts of your Church. 1 Chr 29: 12 Collect O God. who on this day revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations by the guidance of a star. 000-000. may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory. the proper form of the Communicantes (In communion with those) is said. we pray. Through Christ our Lord. sacrificed and received. Where it is the practice. if appropriate. 000. Mt 2: 2 . and kingship is in his grasp. one God. When the Roman Canon is used. always and everywhere. Cf.At the Mass during the Day Entrance Antiphon Behold. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. according to the formula given below. Prayer after Communion Go before us with heavenly light. grant in your mercy. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. for ever and ever. 0000-0000. Preface of the Epiphany of the Lord. p. in which are offered now not gold or frankincense or myrrh. A formula of Solemn Blessing. Jesus Christ. Prayer over the Offerings Look with favor. O Lord. and power and dominion. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. The Creed is said. your Son. pp. may be used. that we may perceive with clear sight and revere with true affection the mystery in which you have willed us to participate. but he who by them is proclaimed. the moveable Feasts of the current year may be proclaimed after the Gospel. the Mighty One. that we. pp. and have come with gifts to adore the Lord. the Lord. Cf. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Communion Antiphon We have seen his star in the East. who know you already by faith. Lord. has come.

we pray. for ever and ever. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. so that all who profess that your Only Begotten Son is with you for ever in your glory and was born of the Virgin Mary in a body truly like our own may be freed from present trials and given a place in abiding gladness. and adore the Lord. we pray. your Son. for a great light has come down upon the earth. by offering what you have given. one God. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Monday Entrance Antiphon A holy day has dawned upon us: Come. Through Christ our Lord. we may merit to receive your very self. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany O God. that he who appeared among us as the splendor of truth may go forth in the fullness of power for the redemption of the world. by which is brought about a glorious exchange. that. unshakable strength of faith. with the Collect selected as indicated.WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME from January 2 to the Saturday before the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord These Masses are used on the weekdays to which they are assigned. O Lord. whose eternal Word adorns the face of the heavens yet accepted from the Virgin Mary the frailty of our flesh. one God. O Lord. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Grant your people. . for ever and ever. grant. Prayer over the Offerings Receive our oblation. you nations.

Through Christ our Lord. Communion Antiphon We have seen his glory. by the power of these holy mysteries. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp. we pray.WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME 47 Preface of the Nativity (pp. Preface of the Epiphany (pp. our life may be constantly sustained. Prayer after Communion Grant. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. 000-000) after the Solemnity. that. filled with grace and truth. Jn 1: 14 . the glory of an only Son coming from the Father. almighty God.

for ever and ever. Eph 2: 4. for ever and ever. that we may be made fit to receive your gift through this very gift itself. 000-000) after the Solemnity. who have been taken up into this new creation. that we. he sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. grant. Preface of the Nativity (pp. whose Only Begotten Son has appeared in our very flesh. one God. who touch us through our partaking of your Sacrament. we pray. Preface of the Epiphany (pp. may be freed from the ancient taint of sin. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Through Christ our Lord. grant. your Son. Prayer over the Offerings Receive with favor. we pray. Rom 8: 3 . that what they profess with devotion and faith may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. we pray. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany O God. Through Christ our Lord. Communion Antiphon Because of that great love of his with which God loved us. O Lord.48 WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME Tuesday Entrance Antiphon Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord: The Lord is God and has given us light. who in the blessed childbearing of the holy Virgin Mary kept the flesh of your Son free from the sentence incurred by the human race. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. the effects of its power in our hearts. work. that we may be inwardly transformed through him whom we recognize as outwardly like ourselves. the offerings of your people. we pray. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp. one God. Prayer after Communion O God. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Ps 118 (117): 26-27 O God.

we may do fitting homage to your divine majesty and. that. for ever and ever. Communion Antiphon That life which was with the Father became visible. through this offering. by partaking of the sacred mystery. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. grant your peoples the gladness of lasting peace and pour into our hearts that brilliant light by which you purified the minds of our fathers in faith. that the bringer of your salvation. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany O God. your Son. with the needed solace of things that pass away. who give us the gift of true prayer and of peace. and has appeared to us. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. experience. O Lord. a light has shone. for those dwelling in a land of deep gloom. 000-000) after the Solemnity. Prayer after Communion May your people. one God. who bestow light on all the nations. may dawn afresh in our hearts and bring us constant renewal. for ever and ever. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp. one God. almighty God. Through Christ our Lord. Preface of the Epiphany (pp. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Is 9:1 Grant us. 1 Jn 1: 2 . Prayer over the Offerings O God. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. who for the world’s redemption came forth with newness of heavenly light. Through Christ our Lord.WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME 49 Wednesday Entrance Antiphon A people who walked in darkness has seen a great light. both now and in the future. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. whom you guide and sustain in many ways. the remedies which you bestow. graciously grant that. Preface of the Nativity (pp. they may strive with ever deepened trust for things eternal. we may be faithfully united in mind and heart.

that. that by his guidance they may attain the glorious prize you have promised. but may have eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. so that all who believe in him may not perish. for ever and ever. Preface of the Nativity (pp. 000-000) after the Solemnity. the Word was God and he humbled himself to be born the Savior of the world. Prayer after Communion Grant. one God. that. almighty God. that. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. bathed ever more in his radiance. one God. by which is brought about a glorious exchange. Preface of the Epiphany (pp. Through Christ our Lord. Jn 3: 16 . we may merit to receive your very self. Jn 1: 1 O God. your Son. we pray. we pray. grant that your people may come to acknowledge the full splendor of their Redeemer. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. your Son. to your servants such firmness of faith. they may reach everlasting glory. by offering what you have given. Communion Antiphon God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Cf. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. who by the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son wondrously began for your people the work of redemption. Prayer over the Offerings Receive our oblation. by the power of these holy mysteries. O Lord. for ever and ever. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany O God. Through Christ our Lord. our life may be constantly sustained. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp.50 WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME Thursday Entrance Antiphon In the beginning and before all ages. who through your Son raised up your eternal light for all nations. grant.

Prayer after Communion O God. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. that what they profess with devotion and faith may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries. that we may be made fit to receive your gift through this very gift itself. O Lord. Preface of the Epiphany (pp. that they may never cease to acknowledge their Savior and may truly hold fast to him. for ever and ever. the effects of its power in our hearts. one God. merciful and just. we pray. may be revealed ever more fully to our minds. work. Communion Antiphon By this the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his Only Begotten Son into the world. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. almighty God.WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME 51 Friday Entrance Antiphon A light has risen in the darkness for the upright of heart. for ever and ever. made known by the guidance of a star. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Ps 112 (111): 4 Cast your kindly light upon your faithful. we pray. Preface of the Nativity (pp. Prayer over the Offerings Receive with favor. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. 000-000) after the Solemnity. the Lord is generous. the offerings of your people. your Son. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany Grant. that the Nativity of the Savior of the world. we ask. Lord. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp. one God. who touch us through our partaking of your Sacrament. and with the splendor of your glory set their hearts ever aflame. we pray. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ our Lord. so that we might have life through him. 1 Jn 4: 9 . Through Christ our Lord.

one God. Prayer over the Offerings O God.52 WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME Saturday Entrance Antiphon God sent his Son. graciously grant that. Preface of the Nativity (pp. grant. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. one God. 000-000) after the Solemnity. for ever and ever. 000-000) or of the Nativity (pp. who through your Only Begotten Son have made us a new creation for yourself. too. 000-000) before the Solemnity of the Epiphany. grace upon grace. so that we might receive adoption as children. Preface of the Epiphany (p. so we. Jn 1: 16 . in whom our nature is united to you. Through Christ our Lord. who were pleased to shine forth with new light through the coming of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. through this offering. born of a woman. who give us the gift of true prayer and of peace. grant. for ever and ever. we pray. that by your grace we may be found in the likeness of him. After the Solemnity of the Epiphany Almighty ever-living God. may one day merit to become companions in his kingdom of grace. Communion Antiphon From his fullness we have all received. just as he was pleased to share our bodily form through the childbearing of the Virgin Mary. that. we may do fitting homage to your divine majesty and. Collect Before the Solemnity of the Epiphany Gal 4: 4-5 Almighty ever-living God. by partaking of the sacred mystery. we may be faithfully united in mind and heart. we pray.

they may strive with ever deepened trust for things eternal. whom you guide and sustain in many ways. O Lord. with the needed solace of things that pass away. both now and in the future. the remedies which you bestow.WEEKDAYS OF CHRISTMAS TIME 53 Prayer after Communion May your people. Through Christ our Lord. experience. that. .

. Mt 3: 16-17 Collect Almighty ever-living God. who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. the offerings we have brought to honor the revealing of your beloved Son. Prayer over the Offerings Accept. when Christ had been baptized in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him. reborn of water and the Holy Spirit. with whom I am well pleased. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. whose Only Begotten Son has appeared in our very flesh. so that the oblation of your faithful may be transformed into the sacrifice of him who willed in his compassion to wash away the sins of the world. solemnly declared him your beloved Son. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. grant. and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove. one God. The Creed is said. who. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. for ever and ever. one God. may always be well pleasing to you. for ever and ever.Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Feast Where the Solemnity of the Epiphany is transferred to Sunday. if this Sunday occurs on January 7 or 8. grant that your children by adoption. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Entrance Antiphon After the Lord was baptized. the heavens were opened. Cf. Or: O God. the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Monday. that we may be inwardly transformed through him whom we recognize as outwardly like ourselves. and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son. O Lord. we pray. your Son.

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And with your spirit. R. We lift them up to the Lord. V. 34 . Lord. we worship you constantly on earth. R. our duty and our salvation.56 CHRISTMAS TIME Text without music: V. It is truly right and just. Lift up your hearts. almighty and eternal God. V. Holy Lord God of hosts… Communion Antiphon Behold the One of whom John said: I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God. with the Powers of heaven. and by the Spirit’s descending in the likeness of a dove we might know that Christ your Servant has been anointed with the oil of gladness and sent to bring the good news to the poor. It is right and just. For in the waters of the Jordan you revealed with signs and wonders a new Baptism. Holy. so that through the voice that came down from heaven we might come to believe in your Word dwelling among us. and before your majesty without end we acclaim: Holy. And so. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. holy Father. always and everywhere to give you thanks. R. Jn 1: 32. The Lord be with you.

Ordinary Time lasts from the Monday after this Sunday to the Tuesday before Lent. For Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays. O Lord. Through Christ our Lord. 000 ff. . faithfully listening to your Only Begotten Son. are used. we humbly entreat your mercy. that. we may be your children in name and in truth.THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 57 Prayer after Communion Nourished with these sacred gifts.. the texts given below. pp.

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and opened for us the way to eternal salvation. with Angels and Archangels. Lord. always and everywhere to give you thanks. we who watch for that day may inherit the great promise in which now we dare to hope. and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago. through Christ our Lord. we sing the hymn of your glory. as without end we acclaim: Holy. For he assumed at his first coming the lowliness of human flesh. It is truly right and just. almighty and eternal God. our duty and our salvation. Holy Lord God of hosts… . holy Father. when he comes again in glory and majesty and all is at last made manifest. with Thrones and Dominions. and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven. that. The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent from the First Sunday of Advent to December 16 in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no proper Preface.PREFACE I OF ADVENT The two comings of Christ 33. And so. Holy.

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John the Baptist sang of his coming and proclaimed his presence when he came. always and everywhere to give you thanks. so that he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise. as without end we acclaim: Holy. through Christ our Lord. almighty and eternal God. the Virgin Mother longed for him with love beyond all telling. It is truly right and just. we sing the hymn of your glory. It is by his gift that already we rejoice at the mystery of his Nativity. And so. holy Father.4 PREFACES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME PREFACE II OF ADVENT The twofold expectation of Christ 34. and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven. For all the oracles of the prophets foretold him. with Angels and Archangels. Lord. The following Preface is said in Masses of Advent from December 17 to December 24 and in other Masses that are celebrated in Advent and have no proper Preface. Holy Lord God of hosts… . Holy. our duty and our salvation. with Thrones and Dominions.

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6 PREFACES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME PREFACE I OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Christ the Light 35. so that. and within the Octave. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day. even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface. And so. with the exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine Persons. and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven. we sing the hymn of your glory. 000. Holy Lord God of hosts… When the Roman Canon is used.. is then said throughout the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. almighty and eternal God. there is a proper Communicantes. etc. It is truly right and just. holy Father. with Thrones and Dominions. p. . For in the mystery of the Word made flesh a new light of your glory has shone upon the eyes of our mind. as we recognize in him God made visible. our duty and our salvation. while Celebrating the most sacred day. is said.. we may be caught up through him in love of things invisible. with Angels and Archangels. always and everywhere to give you thanks. as without end we acclaim: Holy. Lord. etc. Holy. At the Vigil Mass and the Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night.

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our duty and our salvation. . though invisible in his own divine nature.. is said. It is truly right and just. And so. and within the Octave. as in joyful celebration we acclaim: Holy. he might restore unity to all creation and call straying humanity back to the heavenly Kingdom. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day. through Christ our Lord.8 PREFACES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME PREFACE II OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD The restoration of all things in the Incarnation 36. always and everywhere to give you thanks. and begotten before all ages. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time. with all the Angels. so that.. even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface. he has begun to exist in time. For on the feast of this awe-filled mystery. is then said throughout the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. while Celebrating the most sacred day. At the Vigil Mass and the Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night. Holy. p. etc. Holy Lord God of hosts… When the Roman Canon is used. 000. he has appeared visibly in ours. etc. there is a proper Communicantes. Lord. holy Father. raising up in himself all that was cast down. we praise you. almighty and eternal God. with the exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine Persons.

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always and everywhere to give you thanks. is said. too. For through him the holy exchange that restores our life has shone forth today in splendor: when our frailty is assumed by your Word not only does human mortality receive unending honor but by this wondrous union we. . our duty and our salvation. and with joy we proclaim: Holy. It is truly right and just.. is then said throughout the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. Holy. Lord. Holy Lord God of hosts… When the Roman Canon is used. almighty and eternal God. etc.10 PREFACES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME PREFACE III OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD The exchange in the Incarnation of the Word 37. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Nativity of the Lord and of its Octave Day. 000. and within the Octave. p. even in Masses that otherwise might have a proper Preface. in company with the choirs of Angels. etc. holy Father. we praise you. there is a proper Communicantes. At the Vigil Mass and the Mass during the Night of the Nativity of the Lord: Celebrating the most sacred night. while Celebrating the most sacred day.. through Christ our Lord. It is also used on weekdays of Christmas Time. with the exception of Masses that have a proper Preface concerning the divine mysteries or divine Persons. are made eternal. And so.

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12 PREFACES OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME PREFACE OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Christ the light of the nations 38. Holy. there is a proper Communicantes. may be said even on days after the Epiphany up to the Saturday that precedes the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. with Angels and Archangels. . holy Father. or one of the Prefaces of the Nativity. we sing the hymn of your glory. you made us new by the glory of his immortal nature. This Preface. And so. It is truly right and just. with Thrones and Dominions. For today you have revealed the mystery of our salvation in Christ as a light for the nations. Holy Lord God of hosts… When the Roman Canon is used on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. when he appeared in our mortal nature. p. as without end we acclaim: Holy. and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven. always and everywhere to give you thanks. 000. almighty and eternal God. our duty and our salvation. Lord. The following Preface is said in Masses of the Solemnity of the Epiphany. and.

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