Sacred Liturgy: Liturgy of the Word


THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
MASS AT DAWN
 

First Reading
Behold, your Savior comes!

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah 62:11-12

            See, the Lord proclaims to the ends of the earth: say to daughter Zion, your savior comes! Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. They shall be called the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord, andyou shallbe called "Frequented," a city that is not forsaken.

  


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 97: 1, 6, 11-12

R/. "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us" 

The Lord is King; let the earth rejoice;

            let the many islands be glad.

The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory.
R/. "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us"
 

                          

Light dawns for the just;

            and gladness, for the upright of heart

Be glad in the Lord,you just,
          and give thanks to his holy name

R/.  "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us"
 

 



Second Reading
Because of his mercy, he saved us


A reading for the Letter of Saint Paul to Titus 3: 4-7

            Beloved: When rhe kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righeous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal bythe Holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.


 


Gospel
The shepherds found Mary and Joseph and the infant
 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 2: 15-20

            When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went is haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.

All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the sheperds. Ans Mary kept all these things, reflecting and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

 


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