2nd Sunday of Advent (Year A)

"A voice of one crying out in the desert:
'Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.'" - Luke 3:4

Readings: Scripture Readings on usccb.org

Entrance Antiphon: Rorate Caeli Desuper

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum.
(Translation: Drop down dew, you heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One.)

During the season of Advent, we use only the refrain of this Gregorian hymn as the Entrance Antiphon (except for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday) in order to teach this music, which is a centerpiece of Catholic Advent music.  It is the Entrance Antiphon for the 4th Sunday of Advent, and used throughout the Advent Season during Vespers (Evening Prayer), but we find it important to allow the parish to learn and pray the refrain throughout Advent.

Entrance: Ready the Way

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 126 The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us

Psalm 126 The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us Sheet Music

Offertory: Creator of the Stars of Night / Prepare the Way


Communion Antiphon:

Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights, and behold the joy which comes to you from God.

Antiphons from Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (illuminarepublications.com) 

Communion: We Wait for You


Communion: I Will Exalt You

Recessional: Great Things