First Sunday of Advent (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Isaiah 63.16b-17, 19b; 64.2-7

You, O LORD, are our father,
your name, “Our Redeemer”, is from eternity.
O LORD, why did you let us
go astray from your ways
and harden our hearts against fear of you?
Return, for your servants' sake,
to the tribes of your inheritance.
O that you would rend the heavens!
O that you would come down!
O that the mountains might erupt at your presence!

As when you did amazing things
which we did not expect,
As when you came down,
and the mountains erupted at your presence.
As from the beginning of time humans had not heard.

Ear has not heard nor has the eye seen
a god other than you,
who has prepared such things
for those who wait for him.
You meet the one who rejoices in righteous deeds,
who remembers you and your ways,
in which are our preservation and salvation.

Behold, you are angry for we have sinned
We are all like something unclean,
and all our good deeds are as filthy rags.
We all fade like leaves,
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
There is no one who calls upon your name,
who stirs themself up to take hold of you.
You conceal your face from us,
and you are melting us in the hand of our iniquities.
But you, O LORD, are our Father.
We are the clay and you are our potter.
We are all the work of your hand.

Responsorial – Psalm 80.2-3, 15-16, 18-19 Resp. 4

R. Turn us back, O God, and cause your face to shine on us, and we shall be saved.

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
You who dwell among the cherubim, shine forth.
Stir up your strength,
and come to save us.

R. Turn us back, O God, and cause your face to shine on us, and we shall be saved.

Return, we beseech you, O God of Hosts.
Look down from heaven and see,
Visit this vine and the vineyard
which your right hand has planted,
the son whom you made strong for yourself.

R. Turn us back, O God, and cause your face to shine on us, and we shall be saved.

Let your hand be upon the human of your right hand,
upon the son of human whom you made strong for yourself.
So we will not withdraw from you;
Enliven us and we will call upon your name.

R. Turn us back, O God, and cause your face to shine on us, and we shall be saved.

Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 1.3-9

Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace,
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always concerning you,
for the grace of God given to you in Christ Jesus,
that in everything you are enriched in him,
in all speech and all knowledge.
Just as the martyrdom of Christ was established in you.
Therefore you are not lacking in any gift,
awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who will also establish you until the end,
blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is the God through whom you were called into
fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gospel – Mark 13.33-37
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Look out! Stay awake!
For you do not know
when it is the time.
It is like a human going on a journey,
leaving their house
and giving authority to their servants,
to each their own work
and a command to the doorman
that they would stay awake.

Therefore, stay awake.
For you do not know
when the master of the house will come
Whether late or at midnight
or when the rooster crows
or in the morning.
Lest he come suddenly
and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all:
‘Stay awake!’”

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