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Light the Candle of Hope

Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation, and joyful hope, reminding us to look forward to the promised return of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us in worship for Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria and at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium at Green Hope HS.

When we anticipate one another in love and support and service, we give the gift of the everlasting presence of the living God. We wish you and your family a peaceful Advent journey.
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You are invited to stand, sit, or kneel during Mass as you are able.
 
The Introductory Rites

ENTRANCE  please rise
Savior of the Nations, Come

PENITENTIAL ACT

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

OPENING PRAYER (COLLECT)
 
The Liturgy of the Word

FIRST READING  you may be seated
Jeremiah  33:14-16
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah
The days are coming, says the LORD,  when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah. In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure; this is what they shall call her: “The LORD our justice.”


R/. Thanks be to God.
The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14
 
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and for you I wait all the day. R/.

Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
and teaches the humble his way. R/.

All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancy
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him,
and his covenant, for their instruction. R/.

SECOND READING
1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians
Brothers and sisters: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to strengthen your hearts, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones.  Amen. Finally, brothers and sisters, we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that, as you received from us how you should conduct yourselves to please God and as you are conducting yourselves you do so even more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

 
The word of the Lord.
R/. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION     please rise
Alleluia!

VERSE BEFORE THE GOSPEL
Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation. R/.

GOSPEL
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
The Lord be with you.
R/. And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
R/. Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”


R/. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of the Lord.

HOMILY  you may be seated

PROFESSION OF FAITH    please rise

 
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
R/. Lord, hear our prayer.

 
The Liturgy of the Eucharist

PRESENTATION AND PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS  you may be seated
 
Bread and wine are brought to the altar table, and everything is prepared for the celebration.

Hymn
Creator of the Stars of Night

The priest prays “…that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father,” 
all rise and respond:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
The priest says the Prayer over the Offerings; following this, the people respond: 
Amen.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

Preface
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right and just.

HOLY
Heritage Mass
Owen Alstott
 
MYSTERY OF FAITH
 
AMEN
 
The Communion Rite

LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Priest: Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin. and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

SIGN OF PEACE

LAMB OF GOD

COMMUNION HYMN
Beyond the Moon and Stars

 
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

 
The Concluding Rites

SOLEMN BLESSING

DISMISSAL

CLOSING HYMN
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
STUTTGART

 
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Raising the Roof on Our Worship Center

With the steady efforts of our general contractor and good weather conditions, we've been able to raise the roof for our worship space. With continued progress, we should have the building structure and exterior framing complete and in place by the end of November. Hitting this important milestone will allow our contractors to effectively protect the interior of the building while we continue working through the winter. Thank you for the tremendous support, patience, and prayers in our journey.
Especially in the month of November, we remember with thankfulness, our beloved deceased family members who have passed to eternal life with Our Lord. We come seeking to learn of God’s love and to open our lives to the help and strength that He can give us as we continue the journey of life without them.
All Souls Remembrance Prayer List »
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Our Mission
Inspired by our patron saint, the welcoming community of Mother Teresa Catholic Church is engaged in service to Christ and committed to the evangelization of His people with great love.

Our People
Pastor – Father Daniel Oschwald
Deacon – Deacon Mike Walsh
Parish Administrator – Angela Sentosa, (919) 623-1751
Business Manager – Michelle Yeh, (972) 898-7995
Pastoral Care – Jean and Donna, (919) 600-1724
Communications – Matt Young, (919) 428-3404
Faith Formation (Love) – Nicole Swannack
Faith Formation (Grow) – Kim Wisniewski
Faith Formation (Shine) – Nicolle Pollaci
Pastoral Council – Ed Simanskis
Finance Council – Paul Wolf
Mercy Council – Mary Ann McNeill
Capital Campaign – Joe Steinlage
Teen Family Group – Amy, Nicolle, and Michele


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