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December 27, 2019

Shed upon Your Church, O Lord,
the brightness of Your light, that we,
being illumined by the teaching of
Your apostle and evangelist John,
may also walk in the light of Your truth,
that at length we may attain to the fullness
of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.


December 26, 2019

We give You thanks, O Lord of glory,
for the example of the first martyr Stephen,
who looked up to heaven and prayed
for his persecutors to Your Son Jesus Christ,
who stands at Your right hand; where he
lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, in glory everlasting.


December 25, 2019

Lord our God,
the heavens are the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars You made;
the earth and the sea,
and every living creature
came into being by Your word.
And all of us, too.
May this tree bring cheer to this house
though Jesus Christ Your good and holy Son,
who brings life and beauty to us and to our world.


December 24, 2019

God of endless ages,
Father of all goodness,
we keep vigil for the dawn of salvation
and the birth of Your Son.
With gratitude we recall his humanity,
the life he shared with the sons of men.
May the power of his divinity help us answer his call
to forgiveness and life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


December 23, 2019

The Christmas/Epiphany cycle offers us generous glimpses into the mystery of the birth and manifestation of Jesus. The story of the Magi comes at the end of these glimpses and rich reflections of the Christmas season. This story has caught the imagination of the Christian tradition for centuries.

December 23, 2019

Lord, all things are possible with You.
As we wait for the joyous coming
of Your Son, help me to know my inner truth
of love and goodness and manifest this totally
in my relations with others.
With Your help and guidance, make me
worthy to embrace the coming of Your Son.

December 22, 2019

Lord, You are Emmanuel, “God with us.”
Open the eyes and ears of my heart
that I may see Your presence in every person I meet,
and hear Your voice in the cry of the poor.

December 21, 2019

Everliving God, who strengthened
Your apostle Thomas with firm and certain
faith in Your Son’s resurrection:
Grant us so perfectly and without doubt
to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God,
that our faith may never be found
wanting in Your sight; through Him
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

December 20, 2019

Every generous act of giving
and every perfect gift are from above.
They come down from You, dear Father of Light.
You give birth to us by Your Word,
so that we might be born of a new creation.
Bless now these presents that we give and receive in joy
at the birth of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

December 19, 2019

Lord, during this Advent season,
I give thanks and praise to You for the gift of life.
Teach me to be grateful for all that I experience –
the joys, challenges and grief.
Help me to throw off the bonds of selfishness and greed
and embrace the true meaning of the season.


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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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