The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)… Awake, O Sleeper

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Praise and worship…

Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born
Chicago Symphony Chorus
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=L1RcXR5RQ98&feature=share

Today’s Formed…

Awake, O Sleeper

On this Christmas, we celebrate the fact that God became man out of his great love for us. With Jesus’ coming, the darkness of sin has been scattered by the light of Christ. Rejoice and be glad, for your Savior comes to you today!

Today’s Action Item…

Rejoice and be glad.

Today’s verse…

A light will shine on us this day:
the Lord is born for us.
Psalms 97

Today the Catholic Church brings to us four masses…

Take a moment to learn and open your mind and heart to the secrets and mysteries the Church as explained by Dr. Tim Gray of the St. Augustine Institute on Formed…
https://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-christmas-december-25-2021

Readings for the Vigil Mass
Readings for the Mass at Dawn
Readings for the Mass during the Day
Readings for the The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521-night.cfm

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 
Vigil Mass
Lectionary: 13
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521-vigil.cfm

Reading I
Isaiah 62:1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,
 for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
 until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
 and her victory like a burning torch.
Nations shall behold your vindication,
 and all the kings your glory;
 you shall be called by a new name
 pronounced by the mouth of the LORD.
 You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,
 a royal diadem held by your God.
 No more shall people call you “Forsaken,”
 or your land “Desolate,”
 but you shall be called “My Delight,”
 and your land “Espoused.”
 For the LORD delights in you
 and makes your land his spouse.
 As a young man marries a virgin,
 your Builder shall marry you;
 and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
 so shall your God rejoice in you.

Gospel Matthew 1:1-25

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, 
the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham became the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
whose mother was Tamar.
Perez became the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram, 
Ram the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz,
whose mother was Rahab.
Boaz became the father of Obed,
whose mother was Ruth.
Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king.
David became the father of Solomon, 
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz, 
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amos,
Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
at the time of the Babylonian exile.
After the Babylonian exile,
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, 
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok.
Zadok became the father of Achim,
Achim the father of Eliud, 
Eliud the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
Thus the total number of generations
from Abraham to David
is fourteen generations; 
from David to the Babylonian exile,
fourteen generations; 
from the Babylonian exile to the Christ,
fourteen generations.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, 
but before they lived together, 
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, 
yet unwilling to expose her to shame, 
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 
“Joseph, son of David, 
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit 
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, 
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:
 Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
 and they shall name him Emmanuel, 
which means “God is with us.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him 
and took his wife into his home.
He had no relations with her until she bore a son, 
and he named him Jesus.

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 
Mass during the Night
Lectionary: 14
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521-night.cfm

Reading I Isaiah 9:1-6

The people who walked in darkness
 have seen a great light;
 upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom
 a light has shone.
 You have brought them abundant joy
 and great rejoicing,
 as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,
 as people make merry when dividing spoils.
 For the yoke that burdened them,
 the pole on their shoulder,
 and the rod of their taskmaster
 you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.
 For every boot that tramped in battle,
 every cloak rolled in blood,
 will be burned as fuel for flames.
 For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
 upon his shoulder dominion rests.
 They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
 Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
 His dominion is vast
 and forever peaceful,
 from David’s throne, and over his kingdom,
 which he confirms and sustains
 by judgment and justice,
 both now and
forever.
 The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!

Gospel Luke 2:1-14

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that the whole world should be enrolled.
This was the first enrollment, 
when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.
And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth 
to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, 
because he was of the house and family of David, 
to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
While they were there,
the time came for her to have her child, 
and she gave birth to her firstborn son.
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, 
because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields 
and keeping the night watch over their flock.
The angel of the Lord appeared to them 
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, 
and they were struck with great fear.
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 the people.
For today in the city of David 
a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
And this will be a sign for you: 
you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes 
and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel,
praising God and saying:
 “Glory to God in the highest
 and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 
Mass at Dawn
Lectionary: 15
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521-dawn.cfm

Reading I 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,
 and you shall be called “Frequented,”
 a city that is not forsaken.

Responsorial Psalm Psalms 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 isles be glad.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
 and all peoples see his glory.
R. A light will shine on usthis 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.

Gospel 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 in 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 shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God 
for all they had heard and seen, 
just as it had been told to them.

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 
Mass during the Day
Lectionary: 16
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521-day.cfm

Reading I Isaiah 52:7-10

How beautiful upon the mountains
 are the feet of him who brings glad tidings,
 announcing peace, bearing good news,
 announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,
 “Your God is King!”
Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,
 together they shout for joy,
 for they see directly, before their eyes,
 the LORD restoring Zion.
 Break out together in song,
 O ruins of Jerusalem!
 For the LORD comforts his people,
 he redeems Jerusalem.
 The LORD has bared his holy arm
 in the sight of all the nations;
 all the ends of the earth will behold
 the salvation of our God.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6.

R. (3c) All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
 for he has done wondrous deeds;
his right hand has won victory for him,
 his holy arm.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
 in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
 toward the house of Israel.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

All the ends of the earth have seen
 the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
 break into song; sing praise.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
 with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
 sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Gospel John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word,
 and the Word was with God,
 and the Word was God.
 He was in the beginning with God. 
 All things came to be through him,
 and without him nothing came to be.
 What came to be through him was life,
 and this life was the light of the human race;
 the light shines in the darkness,
 and the darkness has not overcome it.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light, 
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
 He was in the world,
 and the world came to be through him,
 but the world did not know him.
 He came to what was his own,
 but his own people did not accept him.
But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God, 
to those who believe in his name, 
who were born not by natural generation 
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision 
but of God.
 And the Word became flesh
 and made his dwelling among us,
 and we saw his glory,
 the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
 full of grace and truth.
John testified to him and cried out, saying, 
“This was he of whom I said, 
‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me 
because he existed before me.’”
From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace,
because while the law was given through Moses, 
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God.
The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side, 
has revealed him.

Formed: Awake, O Sleeper

On this Christmas, we celebrate the fact that God became man out of his great love for us. With Jesus’ coming, the darkness of sin has been scattered by the light of Christ. Rejoice and be glad, for your Savior comes to you today!

Today’s Action Item: Rejoice and be glad.

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me.
Rejoice and be glad… let us rejoice and be glad. For today our Savior was born.
There are so many things and people the evil one uses to steal our joy and happiness. So I pray we will each find a way to keep Jesus close, in our hearts and minds. Starting with spending time in His Word with the readings from today’s four masses.
Lord we have so much to be thankful for this day. But it starts with Your Word. And taking time to study, understand Your love story for us.
Not our will, but Yours Lord God.

Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls.
In Jesus name I pray.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Rosary 📿

Joyful Mysteries (Mon. & Sat.)
https://youtu.be/7a1666IE1a0

1: The Annunciation of the Lord
2: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4: The Presentation of our Lord
5: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues. & Fri.)
https://youtu.be/rr-Og8CFDO0

1: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2: The Scourging at the Pillar
3: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4: Jesus Carried the Cross
5: The Crucifixion of our Lord

Glorious Mysteries (Wed. & Sun.)
https://youtu.be/NiK85SEXcFU

1: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4: The Assumption of Mary
5: Mary is Crowned as Queen

Luminous Mysteries (Thur.)
https://youtu.be/S-isvLHdcKQ

1: The Baptism in the Jordan
2: The Wedding at Cana
3: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4: The Transfiguration
5: The Institution of the Eucharist

Chaplet of Devine Mercy

https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKMM

Apostles (Nicene) Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Lords Prayer

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.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.
Amen.

Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Amen.

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, make me holy. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, fill me with love. Water from Christ’s side, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds, hide me. Never let me be parted from you. From the evil enemy, protect me. At the hour of my death, call me. And tell me to come to you. That with your saints I may praise you. Through all eternity.
Amen.

Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary,…
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary,…
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.

http://www.imissal.com/

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