Introit: Ps. xxiv: 1-3
To Thee have I lifted up my soul. In Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed; neither let mine enemies laugh at me, for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. [Ps.] Show me, O Lord, Thy ways, and teach me Thy paths. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. To Thee....
The Introit antiphon is repeated up to the beginning of the psalm.
The Gloria in excelsis is omitted in Masses of the Advent season.
Stir up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come; that from the threatening dangers of our sins, by Thy protection we may deserve to be rescued, and be saved by Thy deliverance: Who livest and reignest with God the Father....
Epistle: Romans xiii: 11-14
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the
Gradual: Ps. xxiv: 3, 4
All they, that wait on Thee, shall not be confounded, O Lord.
Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me, and teach me Thy paths.
Gospel: Luke xxi: 25-33
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Offertory: Ps. xxiv: 1-3
To The have I lifted up my soul. In Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed; neither let mine enemies laugh at me, for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
May these holy Mysteries, O Lord, cleanse us by their powerful efficacy, and enable us to come with greater purity to Him who is their foundation.
Communion: Psalm lxxxiv: 13
The Lord will give goodness, and our earth shall yield her fruit.
May we receive Thy mercy, O Lord, in the midst of Thy temple; that we may, with becoming honor, prepare for the approaching solemnities of our redemption.
"Benedicamus Domino" replaces "Ite, Missa est" in all Masses (except Requiem Masses) in which the "Gloria in excelsis" is omitted.