Liturgy: Christmas 2, Year A

 

Christmas 2, Year A

 

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Grace, mercy and peace from God Our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit be with you all

and also with you

 

My dear friends in Christ on this Second Sunday of the Christmastide, we come together to offer this holy sacrifice to Almighty God our heavenly father and to celebrate Christ, the incarnate wisdom of God, who has come to dwell in our midst.

 

We pray with special intention today for the life, work and witness of the parish, and pray also for all those affected by the Tsunami in South East Asia – for which we are holding a special retiring collection today. Please be as generous as you can.

 

As we prepare for great things in this parish, with the commencement of the building work, and come together in awe and worship to celebrate these sacred mysteries, we become ever more aware of our sinful failings…

 

Hear the words of the angel to Joseph:

‘You shall call his name Jesus,

for he will save his people from their sins.’

Therefore let us seek the forgiveness of God

through Jesus the Saviour of the world.

 

I confess…

 

The Collect

Let us pray

 

God of Power and life,

glory of all who believe in you,

fill the world with your splendour

and show the nations the light of your truth.

We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord

who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

one God, for ever and ever.

 

All    Amen.

 

Alleluia

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans

Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world.

 

All    Alleluia.

 

The Peace

 

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,
and his name shall be called the Prince of Peace.

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you


 

Prayer after Communion

 

Lord, hear our prayers.

By this Eucharist free us from Sin

and keep us faithful to your word.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

Notices

 

 

Blessing

 

Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one

things earthly and heavenly,

fill you with peace and goodwill

and make you partakers of the divine nature;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the +Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

 

All    Amen.

 

The Mass is ended. Go in the peace of Christ

All    In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

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