As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
"Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths."
John the Baptist appeared in the desert
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins...
And this is what he proclaimed:
"One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
- Mark 1:1-8
O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations.
Entrance: Ready the Way
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 85 Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness and Grant Us Your Salvation
Offertory: Even So Come
Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights, and behold the joy which comes to you from God.
Communion: Creator of the Stars of Night
Communion: Prepare the Way