The Roman Catholic Parish of
1st Sunday of Advent
3rd December 2023
Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 24:1-3
To you, I lift up my soul, O my God
In you I have trusted; let me not be put to shame.
Nor let my enemies exult over me;
and let none who hope in you be put to shame.
1st Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1,3-8
You Lord, yourself, are our Father, 'Our Redeemer' is your
ancient name. Why, Lord, leave us to stray from your ways
and harden our hearts against fearing you? Return, for the sake
of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance ...
Responsorial Psalm 79:2-3,15-16,18-19
God of hosts, bring us back;
let your face shine on us and we shall be saved
2nd Reading: I Corinthians 1:3-9
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and
peace. I never stop thanking God for all the graces you have received
through Jesus Christ. I thank him that you have been enriched
in so many ways, especially in your teachers and preachers ...
Gospel Acclamation: Psalm 84:8
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.
Gospel: Mark 13:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples:
'Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time
will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has gone from home
and left his servants in charge, each with his own task; and he
has told the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake, because
you do not know when the master of the house is coming ...'
Communion Antiphon: Psalm 84:13
The Lord will bestow his bounty,
and our earth shall yield its increase.