Category Archives: Advent

Third Sunday of Advent – C

“I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming.’  “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.’ PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Advent Prayer Father in heaven, the day draws near when the glory of … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent – C

“Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK Advent Prayer Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan … Continue reading

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – Mass During the Night

“And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” OPENING PRAYER Christmas Prayer of St. … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – B

“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” OPENING PRAYER The Angelus ℣. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, ℟. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent – B

“I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘make straight the way of the Lord,’” OPENING PRAYER God of hope, you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression to the freedom of justice, the balm … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent – B

“A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” PRAYER OF THE WEEK Almighty and most merciful Father, we come to the season of Advent with the brokenness of the … Continue reading

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First Week of Advent – B

 Jesus said to his disciples:
  “Be watchful! Be alert! 
 You do not know when the time will come.” OPENING PRAYER Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” OPENING PRAYER Behold, all things are fulfilled which were spoken by the Angel of the Virgin Mary. Let us … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” OPENING PRAYER O Jesus, in an empty desert your prophet John proclaimed: God is here, at your side. God has come to bring about a kingdom where injustice and suffering will … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent – A

“For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.  Be sure of this: If the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

                ‘Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” Prayer of the Week Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee; Blessed are thou among women, And … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent

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  “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’ PRAYER OF THE WEEK Prayer for a Happy Death O God, great and omnipotent judge of the living and the dead, we are to appear before you after this … Continue reading

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