Rettoria
San Ferdinando
Orari Chiesa

December 25th, 2021 – Nativity of the Lord – Nighttime Mass

ENTRANCE CHANT

May the thirstyearth rejoice and the desert rejoice; rejoice, O banks of the Jordan, for theLord is coming and will redeem us.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of theHoly Spirit.

Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all.

And with your spirit.

 

Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledgeour sins,

and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacredmysteries.

 

I confess to almighty God

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned,

in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

[All strike their breast]

through my fault, through my fault,

through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,

all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters,

to pray for me to the Lord our God.

 

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

BEGINNING OF THE LITURGICAL ASSEMBLY

Let us pray.

O God, who illuminated this most holy night with the splendor ofChrist, true light of the world, allow us to enjoy his own joy in heavenbecause we have known on earth the splendor of his mystery. Through him, yourSon, our Lord and our God, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of theHoly Spirit, forever and ever.

 

FIRST READING

A reading of the prophetIsaiah (2:1-5)

This is what Isaiah, sonof Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, the mountain ofthe Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised abovethe hills. All nations shall stream toward it. Many peoples shall come and say:«Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob,that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.» For fromZion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Heshall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples. They shallbeat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; onenation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for waragain. House of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

 

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM

Psalm 2

 

R. A light shines on usthis day.

 

I will proclaim thedecree of the Lord,

he said to me, «You aremy son;

today I have begottenyou.

Ask it of me,

and I will give you the nationsas your inheritance, and, as your possession,

the ends of the earth.» R.

 

And now, kings, giveheed;

take warning, judges onearth.

Serve the Lord withfear;

exult with trembling. R.

 

«I myself have installedmy king

on Zion, my holymountain.»

Blessed are all who takerefuge in him! R.

 

EPISTLE

Theletter of saint Paul to the Galatians (4:4-6)

 

Brothers: When thefullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under thelaw, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption. As proofthat you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, cryingout, «Abba, Father!»

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

Hallelujah

A hallowed day hasdawned upon us.

Come, all peoples,worship the Lord,

for today a great light

has shone down upon theearth.

Hallelujah

 

GOSPEL

The Lord be with you

And also with you

 

A reading of the holygospel according to John (1:9-14)

Glory to you, Lord.

 

In that time, The truelight, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in theworld, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. Hecame to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to thosewho did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those whobelieve in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by humanchoice nor by a man’s decision but of God. And the Word became flesh and madehis dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s onlySon, full of grace and truth.

 

The word of the Lord.

Praise to you, LordJesus Christ.

 

AFTER THE GOSPEL

Rejoice, faithful! TheSavior has come into the world. Today a wonderful son is born, and the honor ofthe Virgin Mother shines forth.

 

INTENTIONS

Dear brothers and sisters, filled withpaschal joy,

let us pray more earnestly to God thathe, who graciously listened

to the prayers and supplications ofhis beloved Son,

may now be pleased to look upon us inour lowliness.

 

Let us pray the Lord: Hear us, Jesus

 

1.       For theshepherds of our souls, that they may have the strength to govern wisely theflock entrusted to them by the Good Shepherd, let us pray to the Lord: Hearus, Jesus

2.       For thewhole world, that it may truly know the peace given by Christ, let us pray tothe Lord: Hear us, Jesus

3.       For ourbrothers and sisters who suffer, that their sorrow may be turned to gladnesswhich no one can take from them, let us pray to the Lord: Hear us, Jesus

 

IN CONCLUSION OF THE LITURGY OF THEWORD

O great and merciful God, may the new birth of your onlybegotten Son in our mortal flesh free all men who moan under the yoke of theancient slavery of sin. Through Christ our Lord.

 

THELITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth andwork of human hands,

it will become for usthe bread of life.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

this wine we offer you:

fruit of the vine and work of human hands,

it will become ourspiritual drink.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven andearth,

of all things visibleand invisible.

I believe in one LordJesus Christ,

the Only begotten Son ofGod,

born of the Fatherbefore all ages.

God from God, Light fromLight,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,consubstantial with the Father;

through him all thingswere made.

For us men and for oursalvation

he came down fromheaven,

and by the Holy Spiritwas incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he wascrucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death andwas buried,

and rose again on thethird day

in accordance with theScriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at theright hand of the Father.

He will come again inglory

to judge the living andthe dead

and his kingdom willhave no end.

We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from theFather and the Son,

with the Father and theSon is adored and glorified.

who has spoken throughthe prophets.

I believe in one, holy,catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptismfor the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward tothe resurrection of the dead

and the life of theworld to come. Amen.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

May oursacrifice be pleasing to you, O God on this feast day: today Christ hasappeared among us and joins us to you in an eternal covenant, our forgivenessand our peace, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

 

PREFACE

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to theLord.

 

Let us give thanks tothe Lord our God.

It is right and just.

 

It is truly right andjust, our duty and our salvation,

Always here andeverywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father,almighty and eternal God.

 

Today is the birthday

Not only of the Savior,but of salvation:

Since by the birth ofChrist your Son

The world itself isreborn

Resurrection is given tothe dead

And immortal liferestored to mortals.

 

And so, with angels andarchangels

And with all the powersof heaven,

We glorify your holyname

In this, their agelesshymn of praise:

 

Holy, holy, holy, LordGod of hosts.

Heaven and earth arefull of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comesin the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

You are indeed Holy, OLord,

The fount of allholiness.

 

Make holy, therefore,these gifts, we pray,

by sending down yourSpirit upon them like the dewfall,

 

so that they may becomefor us

the Body and Blood ofour Lord Jesus Christ.

 

At the time he wasbetrayed

And entered willinglyinto his Passion,

he took bread and,giving thanks, broke it,

and gave it to hisdisciples, saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and eat of it,

Forthis is my Body,

Whichwill be given up for you.

 

In a similar way, whensupper was ended,

he took the chalice

and, once more givingthanks,

he gave it to hisdisciples, saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and drink from it,

forthis is the chalice of my Blood,

theBlood of the new and eternal covenant,

Whichwill be poured out for you and for many

forthe forgiveness of sins.

 

Dothis in memory of me.

 

The mystery of faith.

 

We proclaim your Death,O Lord,

and profess yourResurrection

until you come again.

 

Therefore, as wecelebrate

the memorial of hisDeath and Resurrection,

we offer you, Lord,

the Bread of life andthe Chalice of salvation,

giving thanks that youhave held us worthy

to be in your presenceand minister to you.

 

Humbly we pray

that, partaking of theBody and Blood of Christ,

we may be gathered intoone by the Holy Spirit.

 

Remember, Lord, yourChurch,

spread throughout theworld,

and bring her to thefullness of charity,

together with Francisour Pope

and Mario our Bishop,

and all the clergy.

 

Remember also ourbrothers and sisters

who have fallen asleepin the hope of the resurrection,

and all who have died inyour mercy:

welcome them into thelight of your face.

Have mercy on us all, wepray,

that with the BlessedVirgin Mary, Mother of God,

with blessed Joseph, herSpouse

with the blessedApostles,

and all the Saints whohave pleased you throughout the ages,

we may merit to becoheirs to eternal life,

and may praise andglorify you

through your Son, JesusChrist.

Through him, and with him,and in him,

O God, almighty Father,

In the unity of the HolySpirit,

all glory and honor isyours,

For ever and ever

 

Amen.

 

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

We all rejoice in the Lord that the Saviorwas born into the world. Today true peace has come down from heaven for us.

 

THE COMMUNION RITE

 

As the Savior’s command

and formed by divine teaching,

we dare to say:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done, 

on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

 

Deliver us, Lord, wepray, from every evil,

graciously grant peacein our days,

that, by the help ofyour mercy,

we may be always freefrom sin

and safe from alldistress,

as we await the blessedhope

and the coming of ourSaviour, Jesus Christ.

 

For the kingdom,

the power and the gloryare yours

now and for ever.

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

who said to yourApostles:

Peace I leave you, mypeace I give you,

look not on our sins,

but on the faith of YourChurch,

and graciously grant herpeace and unity

in accordance with yourwill.

Who live and reign forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

The peace and communionof our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.

 

And with your spirit.

 

Behold the Lamb of God,

behold him who takesaway the sins of the world.

Blessed are those calledto the supper of the Lamb.

 

Lord, I am not worthy

that you should enterunder my roof,

but only say the word

and my soul shall behealed.

 

AT HOLY COMMUNION

Here is the Savior thatthe prophets foretold, here is the Lamb and the Servant of the Lord of whomIsaiah spoke; Gabriel announces him to the Virgin, and we adore him, offeringhim our whole life.

 

The body of Christ

Amen

 

AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

Let us pray.

Rejoicing in the birthof the Lord and invigorated by his sacrament, O Father, let your faithful liveaccording to his word and participate in his life as the Son of God, who livesand reigns forever and ever.

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie,eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

 

May almighty God blessyou,

the Father, and the Son,and the Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Go in peace.

In the name of Christ.

 

December25th, 2021 – Nativity of the Lord – Daytime Mass

 

ENTRANCE CHANT

Today a lightshines on us because the Lord was born. And he is called admirable adviser,mighty God, father of all ages, prince of peace – his Kingdom will have no end.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of theHoly Spirit.

Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all.

And with your spirit.

 

Brethren (brothers and sisters), let us acknowledgeour sins,

and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacredmysteries.

 

I confess to almighty God

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned,

in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

[All strike their breast]

through my fault, through my fault,

through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,

all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters,

to pray for me to the Lord our God.

 

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

BEGINNING OF THE LITURGICAL ASSEMBLY

O God, who consecrated this day with the incarnation of your Wordand with the virginal motherhood of Mary, allow us to celebrate in joy thismystery that makes us your family and, saved by this gift of grace, make usworthy of the promised inheritance. Through Jesus Christ ... Through him, yourSon, our Lord and our God, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of theHoly Spirit, forever and ever.

 

FIRST READING

A reading of the prophetIsaiah (8:23b-9:6a)

Once the Lord Goddegraded the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, now he has glorified theway of the Sea, the land across the Jordan, Galilee of the Nations. The peoplewho walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who lived in a landof gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and greatrejoicing; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at harvest, as they exultwhen dividing the spoils. For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on theirshoulder, the rod of their taskmaster, you have smashed, as on the day ofMidian. For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood,will be burned as fuel for fire. For a child is born to us, a son is given tous; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,Father- Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful,upon David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains byjudgment and justice, both now and forever.

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

PSALM

Psalm 95

 

R. Today the Savior isborn to us.

 

Sing to the Lord, allthe earth.

Sing to the Lord, blesshis name;

proclaim his salvationday after day.

Tell his glory among thenations;

among all peoples, hismarvelous deeds. R.

 

Let the heavens be gladand the earth rejoice;

let the sea and whatfills it resound;

let the plains be joyfuland all that is in them.

Then let all the treesof the forest rejoice. R.

 

Let them rejoice beforethe Lord who comes,

who comes to govern theearth,

To govern the world withjustice

and the peoples withfaithfulness. R.

 

EPISTLE

The letter to theHebrews (1:1-8a)

 

Brothers: In times past,God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; inthese last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all thingsand through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory,the very imprint of his being, and who sustains all things by his mighty word.When he had accomplished purification from sins, he took his seat at the righthand of the Majesty on high, as far superior to the angels as the name he hasinherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did Godever say: «You are my son; this day I have begotten you?» Or again: «I will bea father to him, and he shall be a son to me?» And again, when he leads thefirst-born into the world, he says: «Let all the angels of God worship him.» Ofthe angels he says: «He makes his angels winds and his ministers a fieryflame;» but of the Son: «Your throne, O God, stands forever and ever.»

 

The Word of God.

Thanks be to God.

 

Hallelujah

I bring you news of greatjoy:

today a saviour has beenborn to you,

Christ the Lord.

Hallelujah

 

Glory to God in thehighest heaven,

and on earth peace.

Alleluia, Alleluia,Alleluia.

 

GOSPEL

The Lord be with you

And also with you

 

A reading of the holygospel according to Luke (2:1-14)

Glory to you, Lord.

 

In those days, A decreewent out from Cae- sar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. Thiswas the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went andthey were struck with great fear.d The angel said to them, «Do not be afraid;for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all thepeople. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who isMessiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infantwrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.» And suddenly there was amultitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying «Gloryto God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.»

 

The word of the Lord.

Praise to you, LordJesus Christ.

 

AFTER THE GOSPEL

Behold, I announce toyou a great joy that will be of all the people: in the city of David today asavior has been born for you. He is the Redeemer of the world, and his Kingdomwill have no end.

 

INTENTIONS

Dear brothers and sisters, filled withpaschal joy,

let us pray more earnestly to God thathe, who graciously listened

to the prayers and supplications ofhis beloved Son,

may now be pleased to look upon us inour lowliness.

 

Let us pray the Lord: Hear us,Jesus

 

4.       For theshepherds of our souls, that they may have the strength to govern wisely theflock entrusted to them by the Good Shepherd, let us pray to the Lord: Hearus, Jesus

5.       For thewhole world, that it may truly know the peace given by Christ, let us pray tothe Lord: Hear us, Jesus

6.       For ourbrothers and sisters who suffer, that their sorrow may be turned to gladnesswhich no one can take from them, let us pray to the Lord: Hear us, Jesus

 

IN CONCLUSION OF THE LITURGY OF THEWORD

O God, who created us in your image in a marvelous way andin an even more marvelous way renewed and redeemed us, allow us to share in thedivine life of Christ your Son who wanted to share with us the condition of man,and lives reigns forever and ever.

 

THELITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth andwork of human hands,

it will become for usthe bread of life.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

Blessed are you, LordGod of all creation,

for through yourgoodness we have received

this wine we offer you:

fruit of the vine and work of human hands,

it will become ourspiritual drink.

 

Blessed be God forever.

 

I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven andearth,

of all things visibleand invisible.

I believe in one LordJesus Christ,

the Only begotten Son ofGod,

born of the Fatherbefore all ages.

God from God, Light fromLight,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,consubstantial with the Father;

through him all thingswere made.

For us men and for oursalvation

he came down fromheaven,

and by the Holy Spiritwas incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he wascrucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death andwas buried,

and rose again on thethird day

in accordance with theScriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at theright hand of the Father.

He will come again inglory

to judge the living andthe dead

and his kingdom willhave no end.

We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from theFather and the Son,

with the Father and theSon is adored and glorified.

who has spoken throughthe prophets.

I believe in one, holy,catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptismfor the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward tothe resurrection of the dead

and the life of the worldto come. Amen.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

n this festiveday in which you gave your Son to the world, accept our offering, O mercifulFather, and with your endless goodness, for this saving exchange of gifts,allow us to be like Christ who has lifted up man beside you in glory, and livesand reigns forever and ever.

 

PREFACE

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to theLord.

 

Let us give thanks tothe Lord our God.

It is right and just.

 

It is truly right andjust, our duty and our salvation,

Always here andeverywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father,almighty and eternal God,

Through Jesus Christ ourLord.

 

The blessed Mary, virginand mother,

Conceived him withoutimpairment of her virginity.

Trusting the promisemade her by the Angel,

She bore the Word inwhom she had put her faith.

Untouched in virginalhonour she remained,

So that she might becalled the mother of chastity.

Holy and blessed in thewomb of Mary,

Who alone among womencarried creation’s Lord

And for our salvationbrought that Lord to birth.

 

In this therefore letthe universe rejoice,

The countless multitudeof angels exult,

And let our voices joinwith theirs

In the unceasing hymn ofpraise:

 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord Godof hosts.

Heaven and earth arefull of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comesin the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

You are indeed Holy, OLord,

The fount of allholiness.

 

Make holy, therefore,these gifts, we pray,

by sending down yourSpirit upon them like the dewfall,

 

so that they may becomefor us

the Body and Blood ofour Lord Jesus Christ.

 

At the time he wasbetrayed

And entered willinglyinto his Passion,

he took bread and,giving thanks, broke it,

and gave it to hisdisciples, saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and eat of it,

Forthis is my Body,

Whichwill be given up for you.

 

In a similar way, whensupper was ended,

he took the chalice

and, once more givingthanks,

he gave it to hisdisciples, saying:

 

Takethis, all of you, and drink from it,

forthis is the chalice of my Blood,

theBlood of the new and eternal covenant,

Whichwill be poured out for you and for many

forthe forgiveness of sins.

 

Dothis in memory of me.

 

The mystery of faith.

 

We proclaim your Death,O Lord,

and profess yourResurrection

until you come again.

 

Therefore, as wecelebrate

the memorial of hisDeath and Resurrection,

we offer you, Lord,

the Bread of life andthe Chalice of salvation,

giving thanks that youhave held us worthy

to be in your presenceand minister to you.

 

Humbly we pray

that, partaking of theBody and Blood of Christ,

we may be gathered intoone by the Holy Spirit.

 

Remember, Lord, yourChurch,

spread throughout theworld,

and bring her to thefullness of charity,

together with Francisour Pope

and Mario our Bishop,

and all the clergy.

 

Remember also ourbrothers and sisters

who have fallen asleepin the hope of the resurrection,

and all who have died inyour mercy:

welcome them into thelight of your face.

Have mercy on us all, wepray,

that with the BlessedVirgin Mary, Mother of God,

with blessed Joseph, herSpouse

with the blessedApostles,

and all the Saints whohave pleased you throughout the ages,

we may merit to be coheirsto eternal life,

and may praise andglorify you

through your Son, JesusChrist.

Through him, and withhim, and in him,

O God, almighty Father,

In the unity of the HolySpirit,

all glory and honor isyours,

For ever and ever

 

Amen.

 

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Great is the mystery of salvation: birthedby a Virgin, and the son of a woman is man and God. He is the Creator of allthings, he is the Lord of his own mother.

 

THE COMMUNION RITE

 

As the Savior’s command

and formed by divine teaching,

we dare to say:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done, 

on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

 

Deliver us, Lord, wepray, from every evil,

graciously grant peacein our days,

that, by the help ofyour mercy,

we may be always freefrom sin

and safe from alldistress,

as we await the blessedhope

and the coming of ourSaviour, Jesus Christ.

 

For the kingdom,

the power and the gloryare yours

now and for ever.

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

who said to yourApostles:

Peace I leave you, mypeace I give you,

look not on our sins,

but on the faith of YourChurch,

and graciously grant herpeace and unity

in accordance with yourwill.

Who live and reign forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

The peace and communionof our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.

 

And with your spirit.

 

Behold the Lamb of God,

behold him who takesaway the sins of the world.

Blessed are those calledto the supper of the Lamb.

 

Lord, I am not worthy

that you should enterunder my roof,

but only say the word

and my soul shall behealed.

 

AT HOLY COMMUNION

Rejoice, full of grace,the Lord is with you. You are the exultation of the angels, you are the VirginMother, the joy of the prophets! As announced by an angel, you birthed the joyof the world, your Creator and Lord. Rejoice that you were worthy to be themother of Christ.

 

The body of Christ

Amen

 

AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

To us, who joyfully celebrate the day of the birth of youronly-begotten Son, O God, allow us to perceive with more penetrating faith thesaving beauty of this mystery and possess its grace witha love that is more alive. Through Christ our Lord.

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie,eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

 

May almighty God blessyou,

the Father, and the Son,and the Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Go in peace.

In the name of Christ.