27 December 2015
|Entrance||Of the Father's love begotten|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Christmas Gloria (Paul Gibson)|
|Psalm 83||They are happy (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Carol at Bethlehem Cave (Spanish arr. Walker)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Christmas (Ebeling arr.mtgf)|
|Communion Antiphon||Behold our God (mtgf)|
|Communion||Jesus the word (French)|
|Final||See amid the winter's snow|
Of the Father's love begotten we have not done before - though it is one of my favourite Christmas songs. Such a generous melody.
We used the optional year C readings. One of the differences in the 2nd edition of the Lectionary of 1983/84? was the addition of sets of readings for Years B & C for a number of Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord. Today it reminds us among other things that there is much to be said about families.