EXTRAORDINARY FORM FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH HIGH MASS AT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, MACON, GA AT 2:00 PM!
Vestments: Violet: Second Sunday of Advent: Populus Sion
People of Sion, behold the Lord shall come to save the nations: and the
Lord shall make the glory of His voice to be heard, in the joy of your
heart. -- (Ps. 79. 2). Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that
leadest Joseph like a sheep. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- People of
COLLECT - Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way
of Thine only-begotten Son: that through His coming we may attain to
serve Thee with purified minds. Who liveth and reigneth, with God the
Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God . . .
Brethren, What things soever were written, were written for our
learning: that, through patience and the comfort of the Scriptures, we
might have hope. Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be
of one mind and with one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive one another, as Christ also hath
received you unto the honor of God. For I say that Christ Jesus was
minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the
promises made unto the fathers: but that the Gentiles are to glorify God
for His mercy, as it is written: Therefore will I confess to Thee, O
Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to Thy Name. And again He saith:
Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with His people. And again: Praise the Lord, all
ye Gentiles, and magnify Him, all ye people. And again, Isaias saith:
There shall be a root of Jesse; and He that shall rise up to rule the
Gentiles, in Him the Gentiles shall hope. Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing: that you may abound in hope, and in
the power of the Holy Ghost.
Psalms. 49: 2,3,5
Out of Sion, the loveliness of His beauty: God shall come manifestly.
V.: Gather ye together His Saints to Him, who have set His covenant
before sacrifices. Alleluia, alleluia. V.: (Ps. 121. 1) I rejoiced at
the things that were said to me: We shall go unto the house of the Lord.
Matthew 11: 2-10
At that time, when John had
heard in prison the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples, he
said to Him: Art thou He that art to come, or look we for another? And
Jesus, making answer, said to them: Go and relate to John what you have
heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to
them: and blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in Me. And when
they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning
John: What went you out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the
wind? But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments?
Behold they that are clothed in soft garments are in the houses of
kings. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more
than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my
Angel before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee.
Psalms 84: 7,8
Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life, and Thy people shall
rejoice in Thee: show us, O Lord, Thy mercy, and grant us Thy salvation.
SECRET - Be appeased, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the
prayers and sacrifices of our humility: and where we lack pleading
merits of our own, do Thou, by Thine aid, assist us. Through our Lord
Jesus Christ, Thy Son . . .
The preface for Advent was added to
the Roman missal in 1962. It may be used at the will of the celebrant
(Preface of the Most Holy Trinity) - It it truly meet and just, right
and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places,
give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God;
Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, art one
God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity
of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory,
the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without
difference or separation. So that in confessing the true and everlasting
Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in
majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim
also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out, with one
PREFACE (Preface for Advent) It is truly meet and just, right
and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God,
through Christ our Lord. Whom Thou, clement and faithful, promised
as a Saviour to the lost race of men; Whose truth instructed the
ignorant, Whose sanctity justified the impious, Whose virtue
strengthened the weak. Therefore while the advent approaches of Him
Whom we exult in pious joys in this confidence of Thy promises. And
therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations,
and with all the hosts of the heavenly army we sing a hymn to Thy
glory, ever saying: Holy, Holy, Holy...
COMMUNION Baruch 5: 5; 4:36
Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that cometh to
thee from Thy God.
- Filled with the food of spiritual
nourishment, we humbly entreat Thee, O Lord, that by our partaking of
this Mystery, Thou wouldst teach us to despise the things of earth, and
to love those of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son . .