Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Mass at Dawn

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 62.11-12

Behold, the Lord has proclaimed
to the ends of the earth:
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Lo, your Savior comes.
Behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.’”
They shall call them “The Holy People”,
“The Redeemed of the Lord”,
and you shall be called “Sought Out”,
“A City Not Forsaken.”

Responsorial – Psalm 97.1, 6, 11-12 Resp. See Job 22.28, Luke 2.11

R. A light will shine on us, this day the Lord is born to us.

The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice!
Let the many islands be glad!
The heavens declare his righteousness.
All the peoples have seen his glory.

R. A light will shine on us, this day the Lord is born to us.

Light dawns for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart.
Be glad in the Lord, you righteous people!
Give thanks to his holy Name.

R. A light will shine on us, this day the Lord is born to us.

Reading 2 – Titus 3.4-7

When the kindness of God our Savior
and his love for humans appeared,
not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves,
but according to his mercy,
he saved us through the washing of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us richly,
through Jesus Christ our Savior;
that, being justified by his grace,
we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Gospel – Luke 2.15-20

When the angels went away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go to Bethlehem now,
and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
They came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph,
and the baby was lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they publicized widely the message
which was spoken to them about this child.
All who heard it wondered
at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these sayings,
pondering them in her heart.
The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all the things that they had heard and seen,
just as it was told to them.

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