4th Sunday of Advent (English)

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Next Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Advent - the last Sunday before Christmas. This Mass has a decidedly Marian character as we look forward to the birth of Christ later in the week.


Entrance Antiphon:

Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Is. 45:8

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Offertory Antiphon:

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Lk. 1:28, 42

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Communion Antiphon:

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son; and his name will be called Emmanuel.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Is. 7:14

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