O Lord, make us turn to you!
Join Dina Marie Hale on this weekly broadcast as she reflects upon the readings for the Sunday Mass. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear good news from the prophet Micah and from the responsorial Psalm. Psalm 80 promises that when we turn to the Lord, we shall be saved. Our fourth week of Advent offers us the example of Mary traveling in haste to see Elizabeth, both women are perfect examples of total trust in God’s Divine Plan and responding with a joyful Yes to fulfill his will in their lives. Join us for this reflection with Dina Marie.
Resources used in this recording are:
The Word Among Us: Daily Meditations for Catholics www.wau.org Advent 2021 Edition.
The readings for 4th Sunday of Advent: Micah: 5:1-4a; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45.
The podcast of this program is at www.materdeiradio.com.
Prayer offered at the opening of this episode:
Fourth Week of Advent:
The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Do not fear, Mary, you shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus. Great will be his dignity and he will be called Son of the Most High…” Lk 1: Fourth Sunday of Advent
O Jesus, I believe you were born of Mary and are God’s Son.
Your mysterious coming is beyond understanding. Yet like your holy mother, Mary, I wish that you come to me, for you promised you will. Let me serve you in any way I can and know that you are with me day by day as my life goes by.
Like Mary, your mother, though I know you only by faith, may my whole being proclaim your greatness and my spirit rejoice in your favor to me.
O Wisdom, holy Word of God, Jesus Christ, holding all things in your strong yet tender hands, come and show us the way to salvation.
From Christmas Prayers and Customs: Christmas Classics, Edited by Rev. Victor Hoagland, C.P., The Regina Press New York.
Passionist Missionaries 1997
The “O Antiphons” of Advent
December 17 – O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!
December 18 – O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai: come to rescue us with your mighty power!
December 19 – O Root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: come to save us without delay!
December 20 – O Key of David, opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom: come and free the prisoners of darkness!
December 21 – O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death.
December 22 – O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!
December 23 – O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God!
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.
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A special thanks to the following people and parishes:
Father Paul Jeyamani, All Saints Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon – https://allsaintsportland.org/
Father Bryan Ochs and Deacon Fred Johnson, Rose de Viterbo in Longview, Washington; Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Kelso, Washington; St. Catherine Mission, Cathlamet, WA and St. Mary Catholic Church in Castle Rock, WA – https://www.stroselongview.com/
Father Emmanuel Ochigbo, Sunday Homily Series www.frochigbo.blogspot.com
Father Mike Schmitz Sunday Mass on Ascension Presents YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdG...
Archbishop Alexander Sample, St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Oregon. https://www.maryscathedral.com/
Father Anthony Galati, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton, Oregon. https://www.h-t.org/
HIPPONE TV www.youtube.com/c/HIPPONETV in Kenya
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With gratitude to the Holy Spirit for Your gifts and to my guardian angel and all the Holy Angels for their protection and guidance.