First Sunday of Advent

November 29, 2020

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Lord our God,
we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
he is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
he is the wisdom

that teaches and guides us,
he is the Savior of every nation.
Lord God,
let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light
be a sign of Christ’s promise

to bring us salvation.
May he come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Opening Hymn

We Wait in Hope, J. Hughes, V2.3.4
00:00 / 03:30

Opening Prayer

Grant your faithful,

we pray, almighty God,

the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ

with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that,

gathered at his right hand,

they may be worthy to possess

the heavenly Kingdom.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ,

your Son,
who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


Scripture Readings

First Reading


Reading 1. 1st Sunday of Advent
00:00 / 01:52
Ps 80 Lord Make Us Turn to You, M. Hauge
00:00 / 03:55

Second Reading

Reading 2. 1st Sunday of Advent
00:00 / 01:11

Alleluia & Gospel Reading

A Gospel Acclamation of Hope, A. Stock,
00:00 / 02:15
00:00 / 00:42


No homily Video this week.  If you would like a reflection on today's readings I have posted a written reflection by GraceWorks Publishing.

encourage you to participate in our Advent Mission this week.  We had hoped to have an in-person Mission along with its recording here.  Unfortunately with the current restrictions that was not possible, but we are grateful to Fr. Tony for providing us with these videos of his Parish Mission

Prayers of the Faithful

We begin this season of Advent with trust in God’s love for us. Let us present him with our needs, and the needs of our world.

  • For the Church, may the Lord look graciously upon us as we proclaim the Gospel message, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For civic leaders, may Christ strengthen their conviction as servant leaders for all people, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For all who face hunger and malnutrition, may God grant them strength and provide the means for them to obtain their daily bread, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For all who have died, especially our loved ones, may God bring them home to be with him forever, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For the prayers we hold in the silence of our hearts, let us pray to the Lord.

God our Father, hear these prayers of your people and grant them in accordance with your holy will. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son and our Lord.  Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Meditation Hymn

In the Stillness, G. Berberick:K. Keil V
00:00 / 04:31

Closing Prayer

Closing Hymn

May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now,

as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them

to love the things of heaven

and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.


Increase Our Faith, V Ambrosetti
00:00 / 04:35

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