Monday, October 18, 2021

Season of CHRISTMAS

Jump to:
December 25: CHRISTMAS (The Nativity of the Lord) +
December 29-31: Weekdays in the Octave of Christmas
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph | January 1: MARY, MOTHER OF GOD +
January 3-7: Weekdays before Epiphany | THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Weekdays after Epiphany | The Baptism of the Lord

9. December 25: CHRISTMAS (The Nativity of the Lord)

Holy Day of Obligation

NOTE PERTAINING TO ALL CHRISTMAS MASSES

File 9cdefg contains the Alleluia for all four Christmas Masses (Vigil, at Night, at Dawn, and during the Day), as well as the Offertory for the Vigil Mass.  The Alleluia response is the same, but the versicles differ.

--- Vigil Mass ---

INTROIT - 9a ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 9b ||| ALLELUIA - 9c

OFFERTORY - 9g ||| COMMUNION - 9h

--- Mass at Night ---

INTROIT - 9i ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 9j Parts for 2 Trumpets, Handbells, and Timpani

ALLELUIA - 9d ||| OFFERTORY - 9k - Parts for 2 Trumpets, Trombone or Horn, and Timpani

COMMUNION - 9l

--- Mass at Dawn ---

File 9mno contains the Introit, Responsorial Psalm, and Offertory for the Mass at Dawn.

INTROIT - 9m ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 9n ||| ALLELUIA - 9e

OFFERTORY - 9o ||| COMMUNION - 9p

--- Mass during the Day ---

File 9rst contains the Responsorial Psalm, Offertory, and Communion for the Mass during the Day.

INTROIT - 9q ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 9r ||| ALLELUIA - 9f

OFFERTORY - 9s ||| COMMUNION - 9t

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10. December 29-31: WEEKDAYS IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

The propers for December 26 (St. Stephen), 27 (St. John the Evangelist), and 28 (Holy Innocents) can be found in the Proper of Saints for those dates.

File 10abc contains the Responsorial Psalm for December 29, 30, and 31, respectively.  Although the response is the same for all three dates, the versicles differ.
File 10de contains the Alleluias for December 29 and 31.

INTROIT - 9m OR 9q

RESPONSORIAL PSALM - December 29: 10a | December 30: 10b | December 31: 10c

ALLELUIA - December 29: 10d | December 30: 9f | December 31: 10e

OFFERTORY - 9o OR 9s

COMMUNION - December 29: 142f ||| December 30 and 31: 9p OR 9t

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11. THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH

File 11abc contains the Introit, the Responsorial Psalm for use with the standard readings, and the Responsorial Psalm for use with the ad libitum Year B readings.
File 11efg contains the Alleluia for use with the standard readings, as well as the Alleluias for use with the ad libitum readings for Years B and C.
File 11hi contains the Offertory, as well as the Communion for Year A.

INTROIT - 11a

RESPONSORIAL PSALM - with standard readings (all years): 11b 
- with ad libitum Year B readings: 11c | with ad libitum Year C readings: 11d

ALLELUIA - with standard readings (all years): 11e | with ad libitum Year B readings: 11f
- with ad libitum Year C readings: 11g

OFFERTORY - 11h ||| COMMUNION - Year A: 11i | Years B/C: 11j

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12. January 1: MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Holy Day of Obligation

File 12ab contains one of the two Introits and the Responsorial Psalm.

INTROIT - 12a OR 9m ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 12b ||| ALLELUIA - 11f

OFFERTORY - 12c ||| COMMUNION - 9p

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13. January 3-7: WEEKDAYS BEFORE EPIPHANY

The propers for January 2 (SS. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazienzen) can be found in the Proper of Saints for that date.

File 13abc contains one of the two Introit options, as well as the Responsorial Psalm for January 3 and 4  Although the Responsorial Psalm response is the same for both dates, the versicles differ.

INTROIT for the Week - 9q OR 13a

RESPONSORIAL PSALM - January 3: 13b | January 4: 13c | January 5: 13d | January 6: 53b
- January 7: 13e

ALLELUIA - January 3: 10e | January 4: 11f | January 5: 9f | January 6: 16e | January 7: 13f

OFFERTORY for the Week - 9s OR 115d

COMMUNION - for the Week: 9t OR 111e | January 4: 57h | January 7: 57i

14. THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

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File 14abc contains the Introit, the Responsorial Psalm, and the Alleluia.

INTROIT - 14a ||| RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 14b ||| ALLELUIA - 14c

OFFERTORY - 14d ||| COMMUNION - 14e

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15. WEEKDAYS AFTER EPIPHANY

File 15bcd contains the Responsorial Psalm for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Although the response is the same for all three days, the versicles differ.
File 15efgh contains the Alleluias for Monday/Friday, Tuesday/Thursday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

INTROIT for the Week - 9m OR 14a

RESPONSORIAL PSALM - Monday: 15a | Tuesday: 15b | Wednesday: 15c | Thursday: 15d
- Friday: 53b | Saturday: 13e

ALLELUIA - Monday/Friday: 15e | Tuesday/Thursday: 15f | Wednesday: 15g | Saturday: 15h

OFFERTORY for the Week - 9o OR 14d

COMMUNION - for the Week: 9p OR 14e | Tuesday: 65h

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16. THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

NOTE: If Epiphany falls on January 7 or 8, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Monday (January 8 or 9).

File 16efgh contains the Alleluia for use with Standard Readings, the Alleluia for use with ad libitum Year B readings, and the Alleluia for use with ad libitum Year C readings, as well as the Offertory.

INTROIT - 16a

RESPONSORIAL PSALM - with standard readings (all years): 16b
- with ad libitum Year B readings: 16c | with ad libitum Year C readings: 16d

ALLELUIA - with standard readings (all years): 16e | with ad libitum Year B readings: 16f
- with ad libitum Year C readings: 16g

OFFERTORY - 16h || COMMUNION - 16i