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December 25, 2003 Christmas: Mass at midnight

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June 21, 2004 Tweflth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C
July 25, 2004 Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING:

Is. 9: 1-3, 5-6 "A son is given to us." Those who walked in darkness have seen a great light. A child is born and he will be called Mighty God and Prince of Peace."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 96 "Today a Savior has been born to us; he is Christ the Lord."

SECOND READING:

Tit. 2: 11-14 "God's grace has been revealed to all people."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Lk. 2: 10-11 "Good News and great joy to all the world: today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 2: 1-14 "Today a savior has been born for you." The birth of Jesus is recounted.

FOCUS: "Good News and great joy to all the world!"

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: This is a night of mystical paradox. To create an appropriate atmosphere, search for a balance of dynamic, joyful expression and contemplative silence. Consider moving directly from the caroling service to the Gloria as the introductory rite. This means omitting the penitential rite. (See General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours, nos. 94-96.) The use of incense, candles and Holy Book in procession, together with a dramatic proclamation of the Coming of the Word, will help to express the depth of this night of wonder.

Sprinkling rite

or

Penitential rite: Third form with third set of sample invocations.

"Good News and great joy to all the world: today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord."

O all ye angels of the Lord, bless ye

the Lord: praise and exalt him

above all for ever.

O all ye waters that be above the

heaven,

O ye sun and moon,

O ye stars of heaven,

O all ye winds,

O ye fire and heat,

Bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt

him above all for ever.

O ye winter and summer,

O ye dews and storms of snow,

O ye light and darkness,

O ye ice and cold,

O ye lightenings and clouds,

Bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt

him above all for ever.

O ye mountains and little hills,

O all ye things that grow on the

earth,

O ye seas and rivers,

O ye whales and all that move in the

waters,

O all ye fowls of the air,

O all ye beasts and cattle

Bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him for ever.

O ye children of men,

O ye spirits and souls of the

righteous,

O ye holy and humble men of heart

Bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt

him for ever.

Daniel 3: 57-88

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Preface: See second Christmas preface

Eucharistic Prayer: Roman Canon with proper commemorations for the Christmas season.

Solemn Blessing for the Christmas season.

GATHERING SONG:

Angels from the Realm of Glory BB,

CVH, GC, WP

Angels We Have Heard On High BB,

CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GP,

PMB, WP

Chant Style Gloria (Hughes) WCH, WS

Christmastime Alleluia(Chepponis) G-

4453

Gathering Rite: O Come All Ye Faithful

(Haugen) G-4555

Gloria (Joncas) from Sing Praise and

Thanksgiving (WLP)

Gloria, Gloria III (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE, WP

Gloria - Taize CCH, GC, RS

Good Christians All, Rejoice BB,

CBW II, CVH, GTR, PMB, WOV, WP

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing BB,

CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, PMB,

WOV, WPR

Mexican Christmas Procession

(Christiansen) 11-0503

O Come, Little Children BB, CVH, PMB

Praise to the Lord (German Hymn Tune)

312-41220

Procession for Christmas (Hirten) G-3711

Rejoice, Rejoice, O Christians (Schrotter)

G-2899

Rise Up in Splendor (Damiens)

GPCOMP

Sing a New Song (Bell) G-4672

Star-Light (Ellis) BB, GP

To Us Is Born a Little Child (Vulpius)

312-41266

Wake from Your Sleep (Schutte) BB,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP

While Shepherds Watched BB, CVH, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 96: Today a Savior Is Born (Farrell)

BB

Psalm 96: Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds

(Smith) BB

Psalm 96: Today Our Savior Is Born

(Cortez) BB

Psalm 96: Today Is Born Our Savior

(Inwood) BB

Psalm 96: Today is Born our Savior

(Guimont) CCH, RS

Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior

(Hughes) GC, RS

Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior

(Haugen) GC

11-4607 (Ogasapian)

77 PSALMS (Kreutz)

Sanctus Dominus II (Berthier) TAIZE II

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

A Babe Is Born SM, WS

A Babe Was Born on Winter's Night

(Bock) G-3758

A Child Is Born (Norbet) BB, GP,

CBW II, CVH, PMB

A Child Is Born in Bethlehem WP

A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (Pooler)

11-0915

A Cradle Song MSM-50-1302

African Noel (Kauffmann) 362-03288

Before the Paling of the Stars (Lisicky)

G-3679

Canticle of Isaiah (Joncas) GPCOMP

It Came upon the Midnight Clear BB,

CVH, GC, GC, GPCOMP, PMB, WP

Lo, a Virgin Shall Be with Child

(Morales) WS

Night of Silence (Ferguson) G-4466

O Little Town of Bethlehem BB, CVH,

GC, WP

O Let Your Light (Kendzia) GPCOMP

O Poverty (Berthier) TAIZE II

Oh Bethlehem (Basque Christmas Carol)

362-01181

On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)

392-00569

On This Day a Savior Came (Lassus) WS

Once In Royal David's City (Proulx)

11-1754

She Will Show Us the Promised One

(Jabusch) PMB, WCH

Sleep of the Infant Jesus (Fix) G-3624

Song of An Indian Child 332-40084

Stars Lead Us Ever On (Sioux Tribal

Carol) 332-14320

The Christ Child Lay on Mary's Lap

(Mawby) 4518TR

The Goodness of God Cries Out (Norbet)

BB/MI, GP, PMB

There Is Nothing Told (Wilcock) OCP

Today Is Born a Savior (Haugen) G-2948

Unto Us a Boy Is Born WP

COMMUNION:

Andalusian Carol WS

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III,

GC

Carol at the Manger (Haugen) G-3572

Child of Sweetness (Hirten) 4521TR

Christ is Born in a Manger Bed

(Van Koert) WS

Fum, Fum, Fum (Spanish Carol)

312-40281

Gentle Night (Manion) CBW III, RS

He Came Down A West African

Christmas Carol (Haugen) G-3808

How Beautiful Are the Feet (from The

Messiah, Handel) 312-41064

Huron Carol CBW III, CVH

Night of Silence (Kantor) GC, GTR

O Radiant Light (Storey/Proulx) CVH,

GC, WP

'O Sleep Now, My Dear One (Haugen) G-

3813

Once in Royal David's City CBW II,

CVH, GC, GTR, PMB, WP

Renaissance Motets WS

Silent Night BB, CBW II, CVH, GC,

GPCOMP, GTR, PMB, WP

Silent Night: Communion Rite (Daigle)

G-4967

The First Noel BB, CBW II, CVH, GC,

GPCOMP, PMB, WP

To Us a Child Is Born (Schutz) 312-41365

What Child Is This BB, CBW II, CVH,

GC, GPCOMP, PMB, WP

What Shall We Bring?(Hughes) G-4502

What Child Is This (Isele) G-3547

SONG OF PRAISE:

A Manger Carol MSM-50-1300

Babe of Bethlehem, The (Connolly) G-

3605

Before the World Began: I Am for You

(Bell) G-4381

For Unto Us a Child Is Born (non Papa)

G-2979

From Heaven Above CVH, WP

Gaudate (Berthier) TAIZE II

Iona (Walters) PPMO

Night of Silence GTR, GC

O Holy Night (Adam) 332-01196

Sing Out the Tidings (Palestrina) WS

Ring Out Your Joy (Inwood) BB

The Birds Praise the Advent of the

Saviour 332-40113

The People That Walk In Darkness

(Dufford) GP, JS

CLOSING SONG:

A Child is Born in Bethlehem (Praetorius)

WS

A Season of Light (Lisicky) WCH, WS

Adoramus Te Domine II Gloria (Berthier)

GTR, TAIZE II

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GC, GP, 11 GPCOMP

Angels from the Realm of Glory BB,

CVH, GC, WP

Angels We Have Heard On High BB,

CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GP,

PMB, WP

City of God (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS, WW, WC

From Heaven Above RS, WP

Gloria and Recessional WS

Go, Tell It on the Mountain BB, CBW II,

CVH, GC, PMB, WP

Good Christians All, Rejoice BB,

CBW II, CVH, GTR, PMB, WOV, WP

Gloria in excelsis Deo (Dewey) G-3895

Good News Carol, (Furlong) G-3917

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing BB,

CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, PMB,

WOV, WP

Hodie Christus Natus Est (Sweelinck)

312-40155

Joy to the World BB, CBW III, CVH, GC,

GPCOMP, PMB, WOV, WP

Let Heaven and Earth Exult (Pasquet)

362-01234

Let Heaven Rejoice (Dufford) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP, YPGP

On Christmas Night (Pelz) 11-2145

Sing We Noel 11-0362

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Bell) G-

4380

Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Fix)

G-3623

While Shepherds in Meadows WCH

Wonderful Counselor (Talbot) BB, JS

 

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