Come Worship With Us

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

John baptizing Jesus. Fresco from Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, December 6, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: This Is the Record of John Grayston Ives (1948 – )

This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly: I am not the Christ.

And they asked him: What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered no.

Then said they unto him: What art thou? That we may give an answer unto to them that sent us. What say’st thou of thy self? And he said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord.

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: ‘Jerusalem Surge’ Proper Communion Advent 2

Rise, Jerusalem, and stand on the heights
and see the joy that shall come to you
from your God. (Bar.5:4. 36)

Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054)

O loving Mother of our Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea,
Hasten to aid thy fallen people who strive to rise once more.
Thou who brought forth thy holy Creator, all creation wond’ring,
Yet remainest ever Virgin, taking from Gabriel’s lips that joyful “Hail!”:
Be merciful to us sinners.