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Prayer for the Evening

Vigil of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Come, let us rejoice in Christ, our Lord!

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

 

Hymn

 

Creator Spirit, by whose aid

The world’s foundations first were laid,

Come, visit every humble mind;

Come, pour thy joys on humankind;

From sin and sorrow set us free

And make thy temples worthy thee.

 

O Source of uncreated light,

The Father’s promised Paraclete,

Thrice holy fount, thrice holy fire,

Our hearts with heavenly love inspire;

Come and thy sacred unction bring

To sanctify us while we sing.

 

Plentous of grace, descend from high

Rich in thy sevenfold energy;

Make us eternal truths receive

And practice all that we believe;

Give us thyself that we may see

The Father and the Son by thee.

 

Immortal honor, endless fame,

Attend the almighty Father’s name;

The Savior Son be glorified,

Who for lost man’s redemption died;

And equal adoration be,

Eternal Paraclete, to thee.

 

Psalm 78:1-4

 

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. (Jn 2:11)

The three manifestations once woven into the liturgy of the Epiphany conclude with the wedding feast at Cana. Jesus Christ, in whom divinity and humanity are united, is himself the first and greatest sign of that full communion with God and with one another in love into which he draws us through the Eucharist. A marriage feast is a fitting context for the revelation of this mystery, for marriage is a sign of this promised communion.

 

Give heed, my people, to my teaching;

turn your ear to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable

and reveal hidden lessons of the past.

 

The things we have heard and understood,

the things our fathers have told us,

these we will not hide from their children

but will tell them to the next generation:

 

the glories of the Lord and his might

and the marvelous deeds he has done.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. 1 Timothy 3:16

 

Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion,/ Who was manifested in the flesh,/ vindicated in the spirit,/ seen by angels,/ proclaimed to the Gentiles,/ believed in throughout the world,/ taken up in glory.

God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.

(Col 1:27)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. (Eph 5:32)

 

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior

for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

 

From this day all generations will call me blessed:

the Almighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his Name.

 

He has mercy on those who fear him

in every generation.

 

He has shown the strength of his arm,

he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

 

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,

and has lifted up the lowly.

 

He has filled the hungry with good things,

and the rich he has sent away empty.

 

He has come to the help of his servant Israel

for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

the promise he made to our fathers,

to Abraham and his children for ever.

 

Glory to the Father…

 

Intercessions

 

In communion with the Body of Christ, let us, his members, pray:

R/O God, hear your people as we pray!

For all who gather together to celebrate the mystery of Christ in the Eucharist,

– may we live the love revealed and communicated in this great sacrament: R/

For all who are called to marriage,

– may their love for one another and for their families reveal to a doubting world the love of God made flesh in Jesus Christ: R/

For all who see the signs of Christ at work in the world but who cannot believe,

– may their eyes be opened to the height and depth of God’s love for them: R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

May Christ dwell in our hearts through faith, and may charity be the root and foundation of our life. Amen. (cf. Eph 3:17)

 

Marian Antiphon

Blessed Mother of God, Mary, perpetual Virgin,

temple of the Lord, shrine of the Holy Spirit,

you alone without compare were pleasing

to the Lord Jesus Christ;

pray for the people, intervene for the clergy;

intercede for devout women.

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli

porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,

surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,

natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem,

Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore

sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

 

Loving mother of the Redeemer,

gate of heaven, star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.

To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,

yet remained a virgin after as before.

You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,

have pity on us, poor sinners.

 

V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Salve Regina

 

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

in hac lacrimarum valle.

 

Eia ergo, advocata nostra,

illos tuos misericordes oculos

ad nos converte.

Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,

our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve.

To you do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate,

your eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this our exile

show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

 

V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

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