SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 6, 2020
GATHERING SONG
ON JORDAN'S BANK

1.
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
announces that the Lord is nigh.
Awake and harken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings!


2.

Then cleansed be every life from sin:
make straight the way for God within,
and let us all our hearts prepare
for Christ to come and enter there.

 

CONFITEOR
GLORIA

I confess to almighty God
and to you,
my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts
and in my words,
in what I have done and
in what I have failed to do,

[Pray while striking
the breast three times.]
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask
blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you,
my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me
to the Lord our God.

STORRINGTON MASS

REFRAIN

Glory to God in the Highest.

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

VERSE 1

We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you.

We give you thanks for your great glory.

Lord God, Heavenly King,
O God Almighty Father.

REFRAIN

Glory to God in the Highest.

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

VERSE 2

Lord, Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.
You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.

You are seated at the right hand
of the Father, have mercy on us.

REFRAIN

Glory to God in the Highest.

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

VERSE 3

For you alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord.

You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ

With the Holy Spirit,
in the glory
the glory of God the Father.

REFRAIN

Glory to God in the Highest.

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

Amen, amen, amen.

FIRST READING:
ISAIAH 40:1-5, 9-11

Comfort, give comfort to my people,
says your God.

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her service is at an end,
her guilt is expiated;
indeed, she has received
from the hand of the Lord
double for all her sins.

A voice cries out:
In the desert prepare
the way of the Lord!
Make straight in the wasteland
a highway for our God!

Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill
shall be made low;
the rugged land
shall be made a plain,
the rough country, a broad valley.

Then the glory of the Lord
shall be revealed,
and all people shall see it together;
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Go up on to a high mountain,
Zion, herald of glad tidings;
cry out at the top of your voice,
Jerusalem, herald of good news!
Fear not to cry out
and say to the cities
of Judah: Here is your God!

Here comes with power
the Lord God,
who rules by his strong arm;
here is his reward with him,
his recompense before him.

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock;
in his arms he gathers the lambs,
carrying them in his bosom,
and leading the ewes with care.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

REFRAIN

Lord, let us see your kindness,

Lord, let us see your kindness.

SECOND READING
2 PETER 3:8-14

Do not ignore this one fact,
beloved, that with the Lord
one day is like a thousand years
and a thousand years like one day.

The Lord does not delay
his promise, as some regard
“delay,” but he is patient with you,
not wishing that any should perish
but that all should come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord
will come like a thief,
and then the heavens
will pass away with a mighty roar
and the elements will be dissolved by fire,
and the earth and everything
done on it will be found out.

Since everything is to be
dissolved in this way,
what sort of persons
ought you to be,
conducting yourselves
in holiness and devotion,

waiting for and hastening
the coming of the day of God,
because of which the heavens
will be dissolved in flames
and the elements melted by fire.

But according to his promise
we await new heavens
and a new earth
in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved,
since you await these things,
be eager to be found
without spot or blemish
before him, at peace.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
STORRINGTON MASS
GOSPEL:
MARK 1:1-8

REFRAIN

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! (2x)

VERSE

Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths:
All flesh shall see the salvation of God.

REFRAIN

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! (2x)

The beginning of the gospel
of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger
ahead of you; he will prepare your way.

A voice of one crying out
in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.”

John the Baptist appeared
in the desert proclaiming a baptism
of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

People of the whole Judean countryside
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him
in the Jordan River as they
acknowledged their sins.

John was clothed in camel’s hair,
with a leather belt around his waist.
He fed on locusts and wild honey.

And this is what he proclaimed:
“One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop
and loosen the thongs of his sandals.

I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

NICENE CREED

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things

visible and invisible.

I believe in one

Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten

Son of God,
born of the Father

before all ages.
God from God,

Light from Light, 
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,

consubstantial with the Father;
through Him

all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,

 

and by the Holy Spirit

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was. crucified

under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death

and was buried, 
and rose again

on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.


He ascended into heaven 
and is seated at the

right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the

Father and the Son,
who with the Father

and the Son is adored

and glorified,
who has spoken

through the prophets.

 

I believe in one, holy,

catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism

for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection

of the dead
and the life of

the world to come. Amen.

  

  

  

APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by

the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again

from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen.

PREPARATION
COMFORT, COMFORT
O MY PEOPLE

1.

Comfort, comfort, O my people,

Speak of peace, now says our God;

Comfort those who sit in darkness,

Mourning ’neath their sorrows’ load.

Speak unto Jerusalem

Of the peace that waits for them;

Tell of all the sins I cover,

And that warfare now is over.

2.

Hark, the voice of one who’s crying

In the desert far and near,

Bidding all to full repentance

Since the kingdom is now here.

O that warning cry obey!

Now prepare for God a way;

Let the valleys rise to meet him

And the hills bow down to greet him.

HOLY
STORRINGTON MASS

Holy! Holy! Holy!
Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth

are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He

who comes in

the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna in the highest.

MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION

Save us,
Savior of the world,

for by your cross

and resurrection,

you have set us free.

AMEN
OUR FATHER

Amen (6x)

Our Father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day

our daily bread.

And forgive us our

trespasses, as we

forgive those

who trespass 

against us.

And lead us not

into temptation.

But deliver us

from evil.

For the kingdom,

the power and

the glory are

yours, now

and forever.

LAMB OF GOD

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Grant us peace.

COMMUNION SONG:
I HAVE LOVED YOU

REFRAIN

I have loved you
with an everlasting love,
I have called you
and you are mine (2X)

 

1.

Seek the face of the Lord
and long for him:
He will bring you his light
and his peace. (REFRAIN)

2.

 

Seek the face of the Lord
and long for him:
He will bring you his
joy and his hope. (REFRAIN)

 

3.

Seek the face of the Lord
and long for him:
He will bring you his
care and his love. (REFRAIN)

RECESSIONAL HYMN:
CITY OF GOD

1.

Awake from your slumber!
Arise from your sleep!
A new day is dawning
for all those who weep
The people in darkness
have seen a great light
The Lord of our longing
has conquered the night

REFRAIN
Let us build the city of God
May our tears be turned into dancing!
For the Lord, our light and our love
Has turned the night into day!

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