Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.
Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, December 20, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.
Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Богородице Дево, Virgin Mother Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary full of grace, The Lord is with You.
Blessed are You among women,
and blessed is the Fruit of Your womb,
for You have borne the Savior of our souls.
Communion II Sunday at 11:00: Ecce Virgo Chant Mode I, [Proper Communion for Advent 4]
Ecce Virgo concipiet et pariet filium:
Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son:
et vocabitur nomen ejus Emmanuel, alleluia.
and His name shall be called Emmanuel, alleluia
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.