2nd Sunday of Advent. Mass prayers and readings.

2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Pópulus Sion, ecce Dóminus véniet ad salvándas gentes; et audítam fáciet Dóminus glóriam vocis suæ in lætítia cordis vestri. O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the…

POPE FRANCIS ON ADVENT 2018: “KEEP WATCH AND PRAY.”

POPE FRANCIS ON ADVENT: “KEEP WATCH AND PRAY.” Below you have a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave December 2, 2018, before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. +++ Before the Angelus:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Advent begins today, the liturgical season that prepares us for…

1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Mass prayers and readings.

1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Mass prayers and readings. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Ad te levávi ánimam meam, Deus meus, in te confído non erubéscam. Neque irrídeant me inimíci mei, étenim univérsi qui te exspéctant non confundéntur. To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to…

4th Sunday of Advent (B). Mass readings.

4th Sunday of Advent (B) Mass readings READING I 2 Sm 7:1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace, and the Lord had given him rest from his enemies on every side, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the ark of…

DECEMBER 23. Mass and readings.

DECEMBER 23 Mass and readings ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Nascétur nobis párvulus, et vocábitur Deus, Fortis; in ipso benedicéntur omnes tribus terræ. A child shall be born for us, and he will be called God, the Almighty; every tribe of the earth shall be blest in him. [–» Greeting] COLLECT Almighty ever-living God, as we see how the…

4th Sunday of Advent (B): FIAT! BE IT DONE!

4th Sunday of Advent (B) FIAT! BE IT DONE! OUTLINE 1 The Annunciation and Incarnation of the Son of God. 2. Gratitude to Our Lady. Our fiat! As Christmas approaches, our Mother Church brings us our attention in today’s liturgy the fulfillment of the Scriptures through the generous response of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as recounted…

DECEMBER 22. Mass and readings.

DECEMBER 22. Mass and readings ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Attólite, portæ, cápita vestra, et elevámini, portæ æternáles, et introíbit rex gloriæ. O gates, lift high your heads; grow higher, ancient doors. Let him enter, the King of Glory! [–» Greeting] COLLECT O God, who, seeing the human race fallen into death, willed to redeem it by the corning…