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DECEMBER 12, 1994

Song: Ave Maria

The Annunciation

  1. Luke 1:26-28
    The annunciation

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! the Lord is with you.’

  1. Hail Mary...

  2. Messenger: In response to the angel Mary said, "yes". She always complied to the will of the Father. She always trusted and had such faith.
  1. Song: Come Holy Spirit
  2. Messenger: Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word was made Flesh.
  3. There was such intimacy between Jesus and Mary from the first moment of conception.
  4. Jesus grew inside of Mary’s body.
  5. It was in her womb that His most precious Sacred Heart was formed.
  6. Joseph was filled with fear and an angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him to be not afraid.
  7. When we receive Jesus in the Eucharist He is no less present than when Mary carried Him inside of her womb.
    Song: O Holy Mary
    Song: Ave Maria

The Visitation

  1. Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth.
  2. When she saw Elizabeth the babe in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy.
  3. Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out with a loud voice her Magnificat.
  4. Luke 1:46-47

The Magnificat
And Mary said:
My soul proclaims
the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
in God my Saviour;

  1. Luke 1:49

for the Almighty
has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,

  1. Luke 1:48

because he has looked upon
the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
all generations will call me blessed,

  1. Messenger: Jesus wants us to realize how truly present He is inside of us each time that we receive Him in the Eucharist. We receive the true Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who comes inside of us with such love.
  2. If we saw Mary this day carrying Jesus we would jump for joy, but we receive Jesus every day when we go to Communion and He is no less present inside of us.
  3. Hail Mary...
  4. Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The Birth of Jesus

  1. Messenger: Put yourself in the stable in Bethlehem and see Mary and Joseph as they anxiously await the birth of Jesus.
  2. Jesus is born.
  3. The cows and sheep are there to keep Him warm.
  4. Song: Angels We Have Heard on High (verse 1)
  5. Song: Angels We Have Heard on High (refrain)
  6. Song: Away in the Manger
  7. Song: O Come All Ye Faithful
  8. Song: What Child Is This
  9. Hail Mary...
  10. Hail Mary...
    Song: Ave Maria

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 

  1. Messenger: See Mary and Joseph as they bring the Baby Jesus to the temple to be circumcised.
  2. Mary holds her tender Baby Jesus so close to her and Simeon prophesizes the sufferings that she and Jesus would suffer.
  3. Luke 2:34
    Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed --
  1. Luke 2:35
    and a sword will pierce your soul too -- so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’
  1. Messenger: From that moment on whenever Mary looked at her beloved Son the prophecy of Simeon was close in her Heart.
  2. See her as she gazes so tenderly into the eyes of her beloved Son.
  3. Song: Mary’s Song
  4. How well the Heart of Mary knows the Heart of Jesus. She looked at Him so tenderly as a Baby. She peered into His eyes on Calvary.
  5. And how many times her Heart was pierced with a sword during His bitter Passion as she stood under His cross and beheld the One that she held as a Baby when Simeon told her this prophecy.
  6. If we could see through Mary’s eyes all that Jesus suffered for us, all that He underwent all through His life in greatest love for us. She comes to tell us of this great love that He has for each and every one of us. See through her eyes, see her Son  from His infancy to His ascension into heaven as she saw Him. Go to His most Sacred Heart through her most precious Heart that pondered Him and His love.
    Song: Ave Maria

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

  1. Luke 2:41-42
    Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When He was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual.
  1. Messenger: They had gone a day’s journey before they realized that Jesus was still behind.
  2. With their hearts in deepest sorrowing they returned to Jerusalem to look for their beloved Son.
  3. Faith and trust always in God, Mary’s Heart always trusted, even in all her sorrow she always knew that the Father loved her.
  4. They found Jesus in the temple and He was talking to the teachers and they were astounded at His wisdom.
  5. Luke 2:48
    They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’
  1. Messenger: And He told Mary and Joseph that He had to be about His Father’s business. He then went down and was subject to them.
  2. Mary, if we ever wander from Jesus’ most Sacred Heart, lead us back to the love of Jesus’ Heart.
  3. She is the key to lead us to the greatest intimacy with Jesus. It is through her Immaculate Heart that we will be led ever closer to Him.
  4. Song: Sweet Sacrament We Thee Adore
    Song: Ave Maria

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