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21 tháng 12, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent Year A (December 22, 2013)

A.    Introduction to the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Good morning!
We celebrate this Sunday the fourth and last Week of Advent.  Christmas is coming nearer.  The joy of salvation brought by Christ, the Lord and Savior, is reaching its fullness. 
We pray in this Holy Mass that the Lord God, by putting the finishing touches to our human efforts in preparation for the birthday of His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, makes us worthy of all heavenly blessings.
Kindly all stand to sing the entrance hymn.  
B.    Introduction to the Readings
a)     First Reading: Is 7:10-14
Exceptional signs for the coming Savior to be recognized by humanity were foretold by the Prophet Isaiah: He would be born of a virgin mother and named Emmanuel, meaning “God Is With Us.”  This prophecy has come true when the angel of the Lord God announced the Good News of Christ’s conception to the Blessed Virgin Mother.    
b)    Second Reading: Rom 1:1-7
Saint Paul in the opening of his letter to the Romans solemnly professes his faith in Jesus Christ the Lord, true God and true man, Who came to call us from different parts of the world into the Holy Kingdom of God the Father.

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Responsorial Psalm (Ps 24: 1-2. 3-4. 5-6)

1/ The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it.   For he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
    R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.

2/ Who can ascend the mountain of the Lord?  Or who may stand in his holy place?  One whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean, who desires not what is vain.
     R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.

3/ He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, a reward from God his savior.   Such is the race that seeks for him, that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
      R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.