1st Sunday of Advent (Latin)

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This Sunday, we begin the new liturgical year with the 1st Sunday of Advent. During this holy season, Catholic traditionally observe penitential practices in anticipation of (a) the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time, and (b) the First Coming of Christ at Christmas. The first part of the season (especially this Mass) focuses on the Second Coming of Christ.


Introit:

Ad te levavi animam meam: Deus meus, in te confido, non erubescam: neque irrideant me inimici mei: etenim universi, qui te exspectant, non confundentur.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 24:1-3

Ant. To Thee have I lifted up my soul; O God, in Thee do I trust: let me not be put to shame, neither let my enemies exult over me; for no one who waits expectantly for you shall be confounded.

V. Your ways, O Lord, demonstrate to me; teach me your paths.

V. 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.


Offertory:

Ad te Domine levavi animam meam: Deus meus in te confido, non erubescam: neque irrideant inimici mei: etenim universi, qui te exspectant, non confundentur.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 24:1-3

Ant. To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul; O God, in Thee do I trust: let me not be put to shame, neither let my enemies exult over me; for no one who waits expectantly for you shall be confounded.


Communion:

Dominus dabit benignitatem: et terra nostra dabit fructum suum.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 84:13

Ant. The Lord shall give goodness, and our land shall yield its fruit.