5God who sends his prophet to prepare for the coming GreetingCelebrant:Praised be the Lord ourGod who sends his prophetto prepare for the comingof the Saviour of the world.May joy and gladness bewith you all.All: And with your spirit.
7Zechariah and Elizabeth are a pious couple who IntroductionCelebrant:Zechariah and Elizabethare a pious couple whoare greatly disappointedthat they are childless.Elizabeth is barrenand now she is beyondthe childbearing age.
8So when God’s messenger announces to Zechariah IntroductionCelebrant:So when God’s messenger announces to Zechariahthat he will have a son, he cannot bring himself tobelieve this extraordinarynews.
9promised son is John or Yohanan, which means “God is gracious.” IntroductionCelebrant:The name given to thepromised son is John or Yohanan, which means“God is gracious.”
10Indeed, the conception of IntroductionCelebrant:Indeed, the conception ofJohn the Baptist is a manifestation of God’s graciousness whichwill reach its culminationin the birth of the Messiah.
11With the conception of the messenger who will prepare IntroductionCelebrant:With the conception of the messenger who will preparethe way of the Lord, we are filled with joy and gladness,for indeed salvationis so close.
13in the spirit of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers Penitential ActCelebrant:John the Baptist comesin the spirit of Elijah toturn the hearts of fathersto their children, to preparefor the Lord a people well- disposed.
14Let us now repent of our sins which hinder the Lord’s coming into our Penitential ActCelebrant:Let us now repent of oursins which hinder theLord’s coming into ourhearts. (Pause)
15Penitential ActI 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,
16through my fault, through my most grievous fault; Penitential Act All strike their breast.
17Penitential Acttherefore 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.
18May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, Penitential ActCelebrant:May almighty Godhave mercy on us,forgive us our sins,and bring us toeverlasting life.All: Amen.
29Virgin Mary you revealed to the world the radiance of your glory. CollectCelebrant:Let us pray. (Pause)God of life, in the childWho was born of theVirgin Mary you revealedto the world theradiance of your glory.
30celebrate with full and reverent faith this great CollectCelebrant:Grant that we maycelebrate with full andreverent faith this greatmyster y of the Word madeflesh,
31who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, CollectCelebrant:who lives and reigns withyou in the unity of theHoly Spirit,God for ever and ever.All: Amen.
33woman a child who will be Israel’s liberator against First ReadingGod gives a barrenwoman a child who will be Israel’s liberator againstthe Philistines. Samson is consecrated to the Lordfrom his mother’s womb.
34birth is similar to the Gospel story of the annunciation First ReadingThe story of Samson’sbirth is similar to the Gospel story of the annunciationof the birth ofJohn the Baptist, a prophet consecrated to the Lord’sservice.
35First ReadingA reading fromthe book of Judges(Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a)There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children.
36First ReadingAn angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Though you are barren and have had no children, yet you will conceive and bear a son.
37First ReadingNow, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drink and to eat nothing unclean. As for the son you will conceive and bear, no razor shall touch his head, for this boy is to be consecrated to God from the womb.
38First ReadingIt is he who will begin the deliverance of Israel from the power of the Philistines.” The woman went and told her husband, “A man of God came to me; he had the appearance of an angel of God,
39First Readingterrible indeed. I did not ask him where he came from, nor did he tell me his name. But he said to me, ‘You will be with child and will bear a son. So take neither wine nor strong drink, and eat nothing unclean.
40First ReadingFor the boy shall be consecrated to God from the womb, until the day of his death.’ ” The woman bore a son and named him Samson.
41First ReadingThe boy grew up and the Lord blessed him. The spirit of the Lord began to be with him. The word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.
45for all his people: come to save us without delay! Gospel AcclamationAlleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! (2x)Root of Jesse’s stem,sign of God’s lovefor all his people: come to save us without delay!Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! (2x)45
46Introductory Dialogue Celebrant:The Lord be with you.All:And with your spirit.A reading from the holy Gospel according toLuke.Glory to you, O Lord.
47GospelIn the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
48GospelBoth were righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren and both were advanced in years.
49GospelOnce, when he was serving as priest in his division’s turn before God, according to the practice of the priestly service, he was chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord to burn incense.
50GospelThen, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering, the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense.
51GospelZechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard.
52GospelYour wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.
53GospelHe will drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.
54GospelHe will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord.”
55GospelThen Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel said to him in reply, “I am Gabriel, who stand before God.
56GospelI was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news. But now you will be speechless and unable to talk until the day these things take place,
57Gospelbecause you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper time.” Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah and were amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary.
58GospelBut when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He was gesturing to them but remained mute.
59GospelThen, when his days of ministry were completed, he went home. After this time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she went into seclusion for five months, saying,
60Gospel“So has the Lord done for me at a time when he has seen fit to take away my disgrace before others.” The Gospel of the Lord. All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
84All: And with your spirit. We lift them up to the Lord. Preface II of AdventCelebrant:The Lord be with you.All:And with your spirit.Lift up your hearts.We lift them upto the Lord.Let us give thanksto the Lord, our God.It is right and just.
85Preface (Advent II)Celebrant: It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord.85
86Preface (Advent II)Celebrant: For all the oracles of the prophets foretold him, the Virgin Mother longed for him with love beyond all telling, John the Baptist sang of his coming and proclaimed his presence everywhere.86
87Preface (Advent II)Celebrant: It is by his gift that already we rejoice at the mystery of his Nativity, so that he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise.87
88Preface (Advent II)Celebrant: And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts of Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of glory, as without end we acclaim88
91Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth SanctusHoly, Holy, HolyLord God of hosts.Heaven and earthare full of your glory.Hosanna in the highest.Blessed, blessed is hewho comesin the name of the Lord.
92D’yos makapangyarihan Puspos ng L’walhati ang langit at lupa SanctoSanto, Santo, Santo,D’yos makapangyarihanPuspos ng L’walhatiang langit at lupaOsana, Osana, sa kaitaasanPinagpala ang naritosa ngalan ng PanginoonOsana, Osana sa kaitaasan
110Ama NaminAma Namin sumasalangit ka, Sambahin ang ngalan Mo Mapasaamin ang kaharian Mo. Sundin ang loob Mo. Dito sa lupa para nang sa langit.
111Ama NaminBigyan Mo po kami ngayon Ng aming kakanin sa araw-araw At patawarin Mo kami sa aming mga sala,
112Ama NaminPara nang pagpapatawad namin Sa nagkakasala sa amin, At ‘wag Mo kaming ipahintulot sa tukso At iadya Mo kami sa lahat ng masama.
113Priest:Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,graciously grant peace in our days, that,by the help of your mercy,we may be always free from sinand safe from all distress,as we await the blessed hopeand the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. [click]
124Priest:Behold the Lamb of God,behold him who takes away the sins of the world.Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. [click]
125of God, the reason for our hope and joy. He takes away the sins Invitation to CommunionCelebrant:Behold Jesus, the Lambof God, the reason for our hope and joy.He takes away the sinsof the world.Happy are we who are called to his holy banquet.
126All: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, CommunionAll:Lord,I am not worthythat you shouldenter under my roof,but only say the wordand my soulshall be healed.
141Celebrant: The Lord be with you. The Concluding RitesCelebrant: The Lord be with you.All: And with your spirit.141
142Praying Over the People and Blessing Celebrant: Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing. (Pause)142
143Praying Over the People and Blessing Celebrant: Lord, come, live in your people and strengthen them by your grace. Help them to remain close to you in prayer and give them a true love for one another.143
144Praying Over the People and Blessing Celebrant: Grant this through Christ our Lord.All: Amen.144
145Praying Over the People and Blessing Celebrant:May the blessing ofalmighty God, (†) the Father, and the Son,and the Holy Spirit, come upon you and remain with you forever.All: Amen.145
146Go and praise the Lord with thankful hearts. DismissalCelebrant:The Mass is ended.Go and praise the Lord with thankful hearts.All: Thanks be to God.146