Feast of the Nativity of Jesus ChristCollect for the Vigil Mass:
O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly expectation of our redemption, grant that we who now joyfully receive Thine only-begotten Son as our Redeemer, may also without fear behold Him coming as our Judge, even the same Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son: Who livest and reignest with and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.Postcommunion for the Vigil Mass:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, grant us fresh courage, as we celebrate the birthday of Thine only-begotten Son: Whose heavenly Mystery is our food and drink. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Collect for the Midnight Mass:
O God, Who hast made this most holy night shine forth with the splendour of the true Light: grant, we beseech Thee, that we, who have known the mysteries of His light on earth, may enjoy also His happiness in Heaven: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.Postcommunion for the Midnight Mass:
Grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we, who rejoice in celebrating these Mysteries the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, may by worthy lives, deserve to attain unto fellowship with Him: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.Collect for the Mass at Dawn:
Grant us, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we on whom the light of Thine Incarnate Word is poured, may show forth in our works that brightness, which now doth illuminate our minds by faith. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Postcommunion for the Mass at Dawn:
Let the newness of this Sacrament, O Lord, ever restore us on the birthday of Him Whose wondrous birth revived mankind grown old. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.Collect for Mass During the Daytime:
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the new birth of Thine only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free, who are held by the old bondage under the yoke of sin. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Postcommunion for Mass During the Daytime:
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that as the Saviour of the world, born on this day, is the Author of our heavenly birth, so He may also be to us the Giver of Immortality: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
Hymn - Iesu, Redmptor OmniumThis is brought to you by one of my Christmas presents - The Baronius Missal
Jesus, Redemptor of the world,
begotten ere the dawn of light,
wast of the Father's glory born,
immense in glory as in might.
Thou art the Father's splendid light,
Thou art th'eternal hope of all
throughout the world to Thee we pray,
O, hear Thy servants as they call.
Remember, O creator Lord!
that from the Virgin's sacred womb
Thou didst come forth, and of her flesh
Thou didst our mortal form assume.
This day, recurring, year by year,
bears witness true that all alone
to save the world Thou camest forth,
proceeding from the Father's throne.
This day, the stars, the earth, and sea,
and all creation welcome sing.
This day which brought our liberty.
When came our Lord, our Saviour, King.
And we, too, Lord, who have been washed
in Thine own font of Blood divine,
offer the tribute of our praise
on this blest natal day of Thine.
O Jesu, of the Virgin born,
unceasing glory be to Thee;
and to the Father infinite,
and Holy Ghost eternally.