Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Day

Jesus Christ the greatest gift of all. Everything is embraced in your love.

Alleluia, Alleluia! A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations and adore the Lord. For today a great light has come upon the earth. Alleluia, Alleluia!

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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

We have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s only Son,

full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Readings for Mass during the Day

Is 52:7-10

Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6

Heb 1:1-6

Jn 1:1-18


Psalm 98

Response: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.


You may like to view to a short video (dur: 4 min) which accompanies the popular Christmas song ‘Mary, did you know? Link HERE


Gloria by Joy Cowley

 Glorious are you, Mystery of Life,

essence of all creation.

You are the symphony of stars and planets.

You are the music of the atoms within us.

You are the dawn on mountain peaks,

the moonlight on evening seas.

Forest and farm, the rush of the city,

everything is embraced in your love.

We rejoice as we sing our gratitude.


Glorious are you, O Jesus Christ,

Cosmic love in human flesh.

You graced the smallness of time and place

to teach us to dance to the music.

You walk on our seas and heal in our streets.

You make your home in our lives,

revealing that cross and resurrection

are one on the road to freedom.

We rejoice as we sing our gratitude.


Glorious are you, O Spirit of Truth,

wisdom and breath of our being.

You are the wind that sweeps our senses.

You are the fire that burns in our hearts.

You are the needle of the inner compass,

always pointing to true North,

guiding us on the sacred dance

into the Mystery of Life.

We rejoice as we sing our gratitude.


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Nativity. A panel from a larger triptych by painter Gentile da Fabriano, 1423.