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Year: 2012

Christmas

First Coming

First Coming by Madeleine L’Engle He did not wait till the world was ready, till men and nations were at peace. He came when the Heavens were unsteady, and prisoners cried out for release. He did not wait for the perfect time. He came when the need was deep and great. He dined with sinners

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Gaudete

REFRAIN Gaudete, Gaudete, Christus est natus Ex Maria Virgine, Gaudete! Rejoice, Rejoice, Christ is born of the Virgin Mary, Rejoice! VERSE 1. Tempus adest gratiae Hoc quod optabamus, Carmina laetitiae Devote reddamus. The hour of grace which we seek is here. We offer with devotion our songs of gladness. VERSE 2. Deus homo factus est,

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God’s daybreak

Let us pray (in silence) [with joy and hope as we await the dawning of God’s brightness] pause God,
 you have made this most holy night radiant with the splendour of the true light, may we who even now obscurely share the mystery of your light come to enjoy your light in fullness, who is

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Celebrating the Incarnation

Let us pray (in silence) [that through celebrating the Incarnation we will deepen our relationship with Christ] pause God, year by year you make us glad with the hope of our redemption, grant that we who joyfully receive your only begotten Son as our Redeemer may with sure confidence behold him when he comes as

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