On this Fourth and final Sunday of Advent, the churches have almost being decorated ready for the great Christmas feast… there is still a little more work to do tomorrow!
The Collect (opening prayer) for this Sunday’s Mass:
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, – Isaiah 41:10