Nativity of the Lord – Christmas (A)

December 25, 2022

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The Solemn Mass of Christmas (A)

Homilist: Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory
Guest Choir: Holy Redeemer Child Choir, College Park, MD
Archive Date: December 25, 2019


VIDEO DRAMATIZATION

Mary Remembers Jesus’ Birth

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God is Among Us

This feast is for those who are sitting in darkness or waiting to hear a meaningful word from God. Today we celebrate that Jesus is truly light for those who cannot see and that God has said everything than can be said in the Word made flesh. God is among us, showing us everything we need to know and lighting our way. If we have never really looked at who Jesus is and what he is for us, the glorious time to do so is now.

SOURCE: Excerpt by Joan DeMerchant; taken from the Cycle C Sunday Resources feature series. View the full series which has commentary, planning and prayer resources originally published in Celebration, the pastoral and worship planning resource which served readers from 1972 until 2019.

Christmas (A)

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
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Isaiah 9:1-6

A son is given to us

  • Isaiah tells the people that “a great light” has changed their world—turned it upside down; oppression and gloom have been overcome.
  • It is the birth of a child that has caused this change.
  • This child has a vast kingdom that will last forever.


 Titus 2:11-14

God’s grace has been revealed to all people

  • Paul affirms the grace that God has already bestowed on those who believe.
  • The believers are waiting for the coming of the Lord in glory in the future.
  • Until the Lord comes in glory, they are to live justly and devoutly.


Luke 2:1-14

Today a Savior has been born for you

  • Joseph and Mary journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be counted in the census.
  • While in Bethlehem, Mary gives birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
  • Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise, our Savior.

SOURCES: Content adapted from Our Sunday VisitorThe clipart is from the archive of Father Richard Lonsdale © 2000. The clipart may be freely reproduced in any non-profit publication.

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