Vol: 45, No.3 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT ( B) December 17 2017  
 
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.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Cel: At the termination of the Babylonian exile prophet Isaiah articulated his sentiments in the form of a beautiful poem in which he thanked the Lord for making him a messenger of the good tidings. That we too may sing God’s praises for the marvels he works in our lives, let us thank him, saying,
Response: Lord, cloth us with the garments of salvation.
1. For the pope, the bishops and the clergy that as pastors of the Church they may bring comfort and consolation to the people who are suffering, we pray… R./
2. For the broken hearted, that the failings and the disappointments in their lives may not drive them to despair and hopelessness but to a firm trust in God who comes to the rescue of those who call upon him, we pray… R./
3. For the people serving their prison terms that in their isolation and denial of freedom they may realize their mistakes and show eagerness to live honest and sincere lives, we pray… R./
4. For the priests, the religious and the laity who work in educational institutions that they may inculcate in the young the values of healthy living, we pray… R./
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that the coming of Christ for which we are preparing ourselves may strengthen our faith in the Lord Jesus, we pray… R./
(Pray for community and personal needs)
Cel: God our Father, we thank you for this period of preparation for the coming of your Son. As John the Baptist prepared
 
the people to receive your Son through his call to repentance, may our advent penance prepare us to welcome your Son into our midst. We make this prayer …
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
May the sacrifice of our worship, Lord, we pray, be offered to you unceasingly, to complete what was begun in sacred mystery and powerfully accomplish for us your saving work. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE I (Advent)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord.
For he assumed at his first coming the lowliness of human flesh, and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago, and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, that, when he comes again in glory and majesty and all is at last made manifest, we who watch for that day may inherit the great promise in which now we dare to hope.
And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts...
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do not fear. Behold, our God will come, and he will save us. (Isa 35:4)
(Bar 5:5; 4:36)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
We implore your mercy, Lord, that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of our faults and prepare us for the coming feasts. Through Christ our Lord.
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