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Mass for Gaudete Sunday vigil - December 12

posted Dec 8, 2015, 7:21 PM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 2:02 PM ]
Mass, Saturday, December 12, 5pm 
Vigil for Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd of Advent
First use of the new Ordinariate missal 
Good Shepherd church, Henrietta, NY 

Fr. Jason Catania will celebrate the mass.
Reception following.
Confessions 20 minutes prior to mass.

Music for the day:
Organ prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (J. S. Bach)
Opening hymn: 1 "Come, thou long-expected Jesus" (Stuttgart)
Offertory: 10 "On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry" (Winchester New)
Recessional: 5 "Lo, he comes with clouds descending" (Helmsley)
Organ postlude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 (J. S. Bach)

. . . and propers from the Anglican Use Gradual.

Lessons for the day:

Zep 3:14-18A:
[14] Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
[15] The LORD has taken away the judgments against you,
he has cast out your enemies.
The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;
you shall fear evil no more.
[16] On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
"Do not fear, O Zion;
let not your hands grow weak.
[17] The LORD, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
[18] as on a day of festival.

Phil 4:4-7 
[4] Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 
[5] Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.
[6] Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
[7] And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Luke 3:10-18
[10] And the multitudes asked him, "What then shall we do?"
[11] And he answered them, "He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise."
[12] Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
[13] And he said to them, "Collect no more than is appointed you."
[14] Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Rob no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your wages."
[15] As the people were in expectation, and all men questioned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he were the Christ,
[16] John answered them all, "I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
[17] His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into his granary, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
[18]  So, with many other exhortations, he preached good news to the people.