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Today is Friday January 2, 2015 Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church

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Today is Thursday January 1, 2015 The Octave Day of Christmas

 

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

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Today is Wednesday December 31, 2014 The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

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Today is Satruday December 27, 2014
Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

A Reading from First John    1 jn 1:1-4

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands,
concerning the word of life --
[2] the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it,
and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us --
[3] that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us;
and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

[4] And we are writing this that our joy may be complete.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 97    ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice;
 let the many coastlands be glad!
[2] Clouds and thick darkness are round about him;
 righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
 before the Lord of all the earth.
[6] The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
 and all the peoples behold his glory.

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

Light dawns for the righteous,
 and joy for the upright in heart.
[12] Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
 and give thanks to his holy name!
 
R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John    jn 20:1a and 2-8

Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early,
while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

[2] So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved,
and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
[3] Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb.

[4] They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first;
[5] and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
[6] Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying,

[7] and the cloth which had been on his head, not lying with the
linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.
[8] Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;

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Today is Friday December 26, 2014
Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr

A reading from Acts of the Apostles     acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59

And Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

[9] Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen,
and of the Cyre'nians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cili'cia and Asia,
arose and disputed with Stephen.
[10] But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth against him.

[55] But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God,
and Jesus standing at the right hand of God;
[56] and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God."
 
[57] But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together upon him.
[58] Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him; and the witnesses
laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
[59] And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

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From Psalm 31     ps 31:3cd-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17

R: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Be thou a rock of refuge for me,
 a strong fortress to save me!
[3] Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress;
 for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,

R: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Into thy hand I commit my spirit;
 thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love.

R: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
[16] Let thy face shine on thy servant;
 save me in thy steadfast love!

R: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew  mt 10:17-22

Jesus said to his disciples, Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues,
[18] and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
[19] When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say;
for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;

[20] for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
[21] Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will
rise against parents and have them put to death;
[22] and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

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Today is Monday December 22, 2014
Monday of the fourth week of Advent

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel    1 sm 1:24-28

And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull,
an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine; and she brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh;
and the child was young.

[25] Then they slew the bull, and they brought the child to Eli.
[26] And she said, "Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord,
I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD.
 
[27] For this child I prayed; and the LORD has granted me my petition which I made to him.
[28] Therefore I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD."
And they worshiped the LORD there.

The Word of the Lord.
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Responsorial from the First Book of Samuel     1 sm 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd

R: My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

"My heart exults in the LORD;
 my strength is exalted in the LORD.
 My mouth derides my enemies,
 because I rejoice in thy salvation.

R: My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

The bows of the mighty are broken,
 but the feeble gird on strength.
[5] Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
 but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
 The barren has borne seven,
 but she who has many children is forlorn.

R: My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

The LORD kills and brings to life;
 he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
[7] The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
 he brings low, he also exalts.

R: My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

He raises up the poor from the dust;
 he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
 to make them sit with princes
 and inherit a seat of honor.


R: My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke   lk 1:46-56

And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
[47] and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
[48] for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.

 For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
[49] for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
 and holy is his name.

[50] And his mercy is on those who fear him
 from generation to generation.
[51] He has shown strength with his arm,
 he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,

[52] he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
 and exalted those of low degree;
[53] he has filled the hungry with good things,
 and the rich he has sent empty away.

[54] He has helped his servant Israel,
 in remembrance of his mercy,
[55] as he spoke to our fathers,

 to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."
[56] And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

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Today is Sunday December 21, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Advent

A Reading from the Second Book of Samuel    2 sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16

Now when the king dwelt in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies round about,
[2] the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar,
but the ark of God dwells in a tent."

[3] And Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your heart;
for the LORD is with you." But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,
[5] "Go and tell my servant David, `Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in?

Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David, `Thus says the LORD of hosts,
I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel;
[9] and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you;
and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.
 
[10] And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them,
that they may dwell in their own place, and be disturbed no more;
and violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
[11] from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel;

and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the LORD declares to you
that the LORD will make you a house.
[12] When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers,
I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

I will be his father, and he shall be my son.
And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me;
your throne shall be established for ever.'"

The Word of the Lord.
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From Psalm 89     ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27-29


R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

I will sing of thy steadfast love, O LORD, for ever;
 with my mouth I will proclaim thy faithfulness to all generations.
[2] For thy steadfast love was established for ever,
 thy faithfulness is firm as the heavens.

R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

"I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
 I have sworn to David my servant:
[4] `I will establish your descendants for ever,
 and build your throne for all generations.'"

R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

He shall cry to me, `Thou art my Father,
 my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'
[27] And I will make him the first-born,
 the highest of the kings of the earth.
[28] My steadfast love I will keep for him for ever,
 and my covenant will stand firm for him.

R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

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A Reading from St.Paul's Letter to the Romans      rom 16:25-27

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret for long ages

[26] but is now disclosed and through the prophetic writings is made known to all nations,
according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith --
[27] to the only wise God be glory for evermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

The Word of the Lord.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke     lk 1:26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

[27] to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;
and the virgin's name was Mary.
[28] And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"
[29] But she was greatly troubled at the saying,
and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.

[30] And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
[31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
[32] He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;
 and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

[33] and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
 and of his kingdom there will be no end."
[34] And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"
 
[35] And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
 and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
 therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
 the Son of God.
[36]
And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son;
and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

[37] For with God nothing will be impossible."
[38] And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word."
And the angel departed from her.

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Today is Thursday December 25, 2014  

The Nativity of the Lord 

Mass During the Day -- Christmas Day

 

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah   is 52:7-10

 

How beautiful upon the mountains

 are the feet of him who brings good tidings,

 who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good,

 who publishes salvation,

 who says to Zion, "Your God reigns."

 

[8] Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice,

 together they sing for joy;

 for eye to eye they see

 the return of the LORD to Zion.

[9] Break forth together into singing,

 you waste places of Jerusalem;

 

 for the LORD has comforted his people,

 he has redeemed Jerusalem.

[10] The LORD has bared his holy arm

 before the eyes of all the nations;

 

 and all the ends of the earth shall see

 the salvation of our God.

 

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm  98      ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6

 

R: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

 

O sing to the LORD a new song,

 for he has done marvelous things!

 His right hand and his holy arm

 have gotten him victory.

 

R: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

 

The LORD has made known his victory,

 he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.

[3] He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness

 to the house of Israel.

 

R: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

 

All the ends of the earth have seen

 the victory of our God.

[4] Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;

 break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

 

R: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

 

Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody!

[6] With trumpets and the sound of the horn

 make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!

 

R: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God

 

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A Reading from St. Paul's letter to the Hebrews  heb 1:1-6

 

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; 

[2] but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, 

whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 

 

[3] He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, 

upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, 

he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 

[4] having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs. 

 

[5] 

For to what angel did God ever say, 

"Thou art my Son,

 today I have begotten thee"?

 Or again, "I will be to him a father,

 and he shall be to me a son"?

[6] And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says, 

"Let all God's angels worship him."

 

The Word of the Lord. 

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John    jn 1:1-18

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

[2] He was in the beginning with God; 

[3] all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 

[4] In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 

[5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

[6] 

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 

 

[7] He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 

[8] He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. 

[9] 

The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 

 

[10] He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. 

[11] He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. 

[12] But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; 

[13] who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 

[14] 

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; 

we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. 

 

[15] (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 

`He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") 

[16] And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. 

[17] For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 

[18] No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. 

 

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Today is Thursday December 25

The Nativity of the Lord

Mass at Dawn -- Christmas Day

 

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah    is 62:11-12

 

Behold, the LORD has proclaimed

 to the end of the earth:

 Say to the daughter of Zion,

 "Behold, your salvation comes;

 behold, his reward is with him,

 and his recompense before him."

[12] And they shall be called The holy people,

 The redeemed of the LORD;

 and you shall be called Sought out,

 a city not forsaken.

 

The Word of the Lord. 

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From Psalm 97    ps 97:1, 6, 11-12

 

R: A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

 

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice;

 let the many coastlands be glad!

 

R: A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

 

The heavens proclaim his righteousness;

 and all the peoples behold his glory.

 

R: A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

 

Light dawns for the righteous,

 and joy for the upright in heart.

[12] Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,

 and give thanks to his holy name!

 

R: A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

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A Reading from the book of Titus  ti 3:4-7

 

when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 

[5] he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, 

but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, 

[6] which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 

[7] so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life. 

 

The Word of the Lord.

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke    lk 2:15-20

 

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 

"Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, 

which the Lord has made known to us." 

 

[16] And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 

[17] And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 

[18] and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.

 

[19] But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 

[20] And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. 

 

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Today is Wednesday December 24
Vigil Mass -- The Nativity of the Lord
 
A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah   is 62:1-5
 
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, 
and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
 until her vindication goes forth as brightness,
 and her salvation as a burning torch.
 
[2] The nations shall see your vindication,
 and all the kings your glory;
 and you shall be called by a new name
 which the mouth of the LORD will give.
 
[3] You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
 and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
[4] You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
 and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
 
 but you shall be called My delight is in her,
 and your land Married;
 for the LORD delights in you,
 and your land shall be married.
 
[5] For as a young man marries a virgin,
 so shall your sons marry you,
 and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
 so shall your God rejoice over you.
 
The Word of the Lord. 
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From Psalm 89      ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29
 
R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
 
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
 I have sworn to David my servant:
[4] `I will establish your descendants for ever,
 and build your throne for all generations.'" 
 
R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
 
Blessed are the people who know the joyful shout,
 who walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance,
[16] who exult in thy name all the day,
 and extol thy righteousness.
 
R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
 
He shall cry to me, `Thou art my Father,
 my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'
My steadfast love I will keep for him for ever,
 and my covenant will stand firm for him.
 
R: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
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A Reading from Acts of the Apostles    acts 13:16-17, 22-25
 
So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: 
"Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen. 
The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great 
during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. 
 
And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; 
of whom he testified and said, `I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, 
who will do all my will.' 
 
[23] Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. 
[24] Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 
[25] And as John was finishing his course, he said, 
`What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, 
the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 
 
The Word of the Lord. 
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A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew   mt 1:1-25
 
[1] The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 
[2] 
Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 
 
[3] and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 
[4] and Ram the father of Ammin'adab, and Ammin'adab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 
[5] and Salmon the father of Bo'az by Rahab, and Bo'az the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 
[6] and Jesse the father of David the king.
 
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uri'ah, 
 
[7] and Solomon the father of Rehobo'am, and Rehobo'am the father of Abi'jah, and Abi'jah the father of Asa, 
[8] and Asa the father of Jehosh'aphat, and Jehosh'aphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzzi'ah, 
[9] and Uzzi'ah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezeki'ah, 
 
[10] and Hezeki'ah the father of Manas'seh, and Manas'seh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josi'ah, 
[11] and Josi'ah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 
[12] 
And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoni'ah was the father of She-al'ti-el, and She-al'ti-el the father of Zerub'babel, 
 
[13] and Zerub'babel the father of Abi'ud, and Abi'ud the father of Eli'akim, and Eli'akim the father of Azor, 
[14] and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eli'ud, 
[15] and Eli'ud the father of Elea'zar, and Elea'zar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,
 
[16] and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 
[17] 
So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, 
and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, 
and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. 
 
[18] 
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. 
When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, 
before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 
 
[19] and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 
[20] But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 
"Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 
[21] she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." 
[22] All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 
[23] "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
 and his name shall be called Emmanuel"
 (which means, God with us). 
[24] When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife, 
[25] but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus
 
The Gospel of the Lord.
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent

Is 7:10-14
Ps 24:1-2,3-4ab,5-6
Lk 1:26-38

Response:  Let the Lord enter; He is the King of Glory

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Friday, December 19th, 2014
Friday of the Third Week of Advent

Jgs 13:2-7,24-25a
Ps 71:3-4a,5-6ab,16-17
Lk 1:5-25

Response:  My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

Jer 23:5-8
Ps 72:1-2,12-13,18-19
Mt 1:18-25

Response:  Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Gn 49:2,8-10
Ps 72:1-2,3-4ab,7-8,17
Mt 1:1-17

Response:  Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

Zep 3:1-2,9-13
Ps 34:2-3,6-7,17-18,19&23
(RSV Ps 34:1-2,5-6,16-17,18&22)
Mt 21:28-32

Response:  The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

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Monday, December 15th, 2014
Monday of the Third Week of Advent

Nm 24:2-7,15-17a
Ps 25:4-5ab,6&7bc,8-9
Mt 21:23-27

Response:  Teach me your ways, O Lord.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2014
The Third Sunday of Advent

Is 61:1-2a,10-11
Lk 1:46-48,49-50,53-54
1Thes 5:16-24
Jn 1:6-8,19-28

Response:  My soul rejoices in my God

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Today is Saturday, December 13, 2014

Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

 

Sir 48:1-4, 9-11

Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19

Mt 17:9a, 10-13

 

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A reading from the Book of Sirach

Sir 48:1-4, 9-11

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[1] Then the prophet Elijah arose like a fire,

and his word burned like a torch.

[2] He brought a famine upon them,

and by his zeal he made them few in number.

[3] By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens,

and also three times brought down fire.

[4] How glorious you were, O Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!

And who has the right to boast which you have?

 

[9] You who were taken up by a whirlwind of fire,

in a chariot with horses of fire;

[10] you who are ready at the appointed time, it is written,

to calm the wrath of God before it breaks out in fury,

to turn the heart of the father to the son,

and to restore the tribes of Jacob.

[11] Blessed are those who saw you,

and those who have been adorned in love;

for we also shall surely live.

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 80

Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19

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R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

 

[2ac] Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,

Thou who art enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

[3b] Stir up thy might,

and come to save us!

 

R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

 

[15] Turn again, O God of hosts!

Look down from heaven, and see;

have regard for this vine,

[16] the stock which thy right hand planted.

 

R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

 

[18] But let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand,

the son of man whom thou hast made strong for thyself!

[19] Then we will never turn back from thee;

give us life, and we will call on thy name!

 

R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew

Mt 17:9a, 10-13

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[9a] And as they were coming down the mountain, 

[10] the disciples asked Jesus, 

"Then why do the scribes say that first Eli'jah must come?" 

[11] He replied, "Eli'jah does come, and he is to restore all things; 

[12] but I tell you that Eli'jah has already come, 

and they did not know him, but did to him whatever they pleased. 

So also the Son of man will suffer at their hands." 

[13] Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of 

John the Baptist. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Friday, December 12, 2014

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

Jdt 13:18bcde, 19

Lk 1:26-38

 

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A reading from the Book of Revelation

Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

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Ch. 11

[19a] Then God's temple in heaven was opened, 

and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple;

 

Ch. 12

[1] And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, 

with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;

[2] she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, 

in anguish for delivery. 

[3] And another portent appeared in heaven; 

behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, 

and seven diadems upon his heads. 

[4] His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, 

and cast them to the earth. 

And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, 

that he might devour her child when she brought it forth; 

[5] she brought forth a male child, 

one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, 

but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 

[6] and the woman fled into the wilderness, 

where she has a place prepared by God. 

 

[10ab] And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, 

"Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God 

and the authority of his Christ have come. 

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From the Book of Judith

Jdt 13:18bcde, 19

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R. (15:9d) You are the highest honor of our race

 

[18bcde] "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God 

above all women on earth; 

and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, 

who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies.

 

R. (15:9d) You are the highest honor of our race

 

[19] Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, 

as they remember the power of God. 

 

R. (15:9d) You are the highest honor of our race

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 1:26-38

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[26] In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God 

to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

[27] to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, 

of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 

[28] And he came to her and said, 

"Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" 

[29] But she was greatly troubled at the saying, 

and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 

[30] And the angel said to her, 

"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 

[31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, 

and you shall call his name Jesus. 

[32] He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

[33] and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end."

[34] And Mary said to the angel, 

"How shall this be, since I have no husband?" 

[35] And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

therefore the child to be born will be called holy,

the Son of God.

[36] And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age 

has also conceived a son; 

and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

[37] For with God nothing will be impossible." 

[38] And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; 

let it be to me according to your word." 

And the angel departed from her. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday of the Second Week of Advent

 

Is 41:13-20

Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab

Mt 11:11-15

 

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A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Is 41:13-20

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Thus says the Lord:

 

[13] For I, the LORD your God,

hold your right hand;

it is I who say to you, "Fear not,

I will help you."

[14] Fear not, you worm Jacob,

you men of Israel!

I will help you, says the LORD;

your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

[15] Behold, I will make of you a threshing sledge,

new, sharp, and having teeth;

you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,

and you shall make the hills like chaff;

[16] You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away,

and the tempest shall scatter them.

And you shall rejoice in the LORD;

in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.

[17] When the poor and needy seek water,

and there is none,

and their tongue is parched with thirst,

I the LORD will answer them,

I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

[18] I will open rivers on the bare heights,

and fountains in the midst of the valleys;

I will make the wilderness a pool of water,

and the dry land springs of water.

[19] I will put in the wilderness the cedar,

the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive;

I will set in the desert the cypress,

the plane and the pine together;

[20] that men may see and know,

may consider and understand together,

that the hand of the LORD has done this,

the Holy One of Israel has created it.

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 145

Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab

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R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

 

[1] I will extol thee, my God and King,

and bless thy name for ever and ever.

[9] The LORD is good to all,

and his compassion is over all that he has made.

 

R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

 

[10] All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD,

and all thy saints shall bless thee!

[11] They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,

and tell of thy power,

 

R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

 

[12] to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds,

and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.

[13ab] Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

 

R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew

Mt 11:11-15

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[11] Truly, I say to you, among those born of women 

there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; 

yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 

[12] From the days of John the Baptist until now 

the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, 

and men of violence take it by force. 

[13] For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John; 

[14] and if you are willing to accept it, he is Eli'jah who is to come. 

[15] He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent

 

Is 40:25-31

Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10

Mt 11:28-30

 

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A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Is 40:25-31

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Thus says the Lord:

 

[25] To whom then will you compare me,

that I should be like him? says the Holy One.

[26] Lift up your eyes on high and see:

who created these?

He who brings out their host by number,

calling them all by name;

by the greatness of his might,

and because he is strong in power

not one is missing.

[27] Why do you say, O Jacob,

and speak, O Israel,

"My way is hid from the LORD,

and my right is disregarded by my God"?

[28] Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The LORD is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary,

his understanding is unsearchable.

[29] He gives power to the faint,

and to him who has no might he increases strength.

[30] Even youths shall faint and be weary,

and young men shall fall exhausted;

[31] but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,

they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary,

they shall walk and not faint.

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 103

Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10

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R. (1) O bless the Lord, my soul!

 

[1] Bless the LORD, O my soul;

and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

[2] Bless the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits,

 

R. (1) O bless the Lord, my soul!

 

[3] who forgives all your iniquity,

who heals all your diseases,

[4] who redeems your life from the Pit,

who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

 

R. (1) O bless the Lord, my soul!

 

[8] The LORD is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

[10] He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor requite us according to our iniquities.

 

R. (1) O bless the Lord, my soul!

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew

Mt 11:28-30

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[28] Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

[29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; 

for I am gentle and lowly in heart, 

and you will find rest for your souls. 

[30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

 

Is 40:1-11

Ps 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13

Mt 18:12-14

 

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A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Is 40:1-11

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Thus says the Lord:

 

[1]Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

[2] Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,

and cry to her

that her warfare is ended,

that her iniquity is pardoned,

that she has received from the LORD's hand

double for all her sins.

[3] A voice cries:

"In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,

make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

[4] Every valley shall be lifted up,

and every mountain and hill be made low;

the uneven ground shall become level,

and the rough places a plain.

[5] And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,

and all flesh shall see it together,

for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

[6] A voice says, "Cry!"

And I said, "What shall I cry?"

All flesh is grass,

and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

[7] The grass withers, the flower fades,

when the breath of the LORD blows upon it;

surely the people is grass.

[8] The grass withers, the flower fades;

but the word of our God will stand for ever.

[9] Get you up to a high mountain,

O Zion, herald of good tidings;

lift up your voice with strength,

O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,

lift it up, fear not;

say to the cities of Judah,

"Behold your God!"

[10] Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might,

and his arm rules for him;

behold, his reward is with him,

and his recompense before him.

[11] He will feed his flock like a shepherd,

he will gather the lambs in his arms,

he will carry them in his bosom,

and gently lead those that are with young.

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 96

Ps 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13

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R. (see Is 40:10ab) The Lord our God comes with power

 

[1] O sing to the LORD a new song;

sing to the LORD, all the earth!

[2] Sing to the LORD, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

 

R. (see Is 40:10ab) The Lord our God comes with power

 

[3] Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

[10ac] Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!

He will judge the peoples with equity."

 

R. (see Is 40:10ab) The Lord our God comes with power

 

[11] Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;

let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

[12] let the field exult, and everything in it!

Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy

 

R. (see Is 40:10ab) The Lord our God comes with power

 

[13] before the LORD, for he comes,

for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

and the peoples with his truth.

 

R. (see Is 40:10ab) The Lord our God comes with power

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew

Mt 18:12-14

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[12] What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, 

and one of them has gone astray, 

does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains 

and go in search of the one that went astray? 

[13] And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, 

he rejoices over it more than over 

the ninety-nine that never went astray. 

[14] So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven

that one of these little ones should perish. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Monday, December 8, 2014

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patronal Feastday of the United States of America

 

Gn 3:9-15, 20

Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4

Eph 1:3-6, 11-12

Lk 1:26-38

 

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A reading from the Book of Genesis

Gn 3:9-15, 20

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[9]The LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 

[10] And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, 

and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." 

[11] He said, "Who told you that you were naked? 

Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 

[12] The man said, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, 

she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate." 

[13] Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" 

The woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate." 

[14] The LORD God said to the serpent, 

"Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle,

and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

[15] I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your seed and her seed;

he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

[20] The man called his wife's name Eve, 

because she was the mother of all living.

 

    The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 98

Ps 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4

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 R. (1) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

 

[1] O sing to the LORD a new song,

for he has done marvelous things!

His right hand and his holy arm

have gotten him victory.

 

R. (1) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

 

[2] The LORD has made known his victory,

he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.

[3ab] He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness

to the house of Israel.

 

R. (1) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

 

[3cd] All the ends of the earth have seen

the victory of our God.

[4] Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

 

R. (1) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.

 

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A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Eph 1:3-6, 11-12

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[3]Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who has blessed us in Christ 

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

[4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, 

that we should be holy and blameless before him. 

[5] He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, 

according to the purpose of his will, 

[6] to the praise of his glorious grace 

which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 

 

[11] In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things 

according to the counsel of his will,

[12] we who first hoped in Christ have been destined 

and appointed to live for the praise of his glory. 

 

The Word of the Lord

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke

Lk 1:26-38

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[26] In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God 

to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

[27] to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, 

of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 

[28] And he came to her and said, 

"Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" 

[29] But she was greatly troubled at the saying, 

and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 

[30] And the angel said to her, 

"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 

[31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, 

and you shall call his name Jesus. 

[32] He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

[33] and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end."

[34] And Mary said to the angel, 

"How shall this be, since I have no husband?" 

[35] And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you,

and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

therefore the child to be born will be called holy,

the Son of God.

[36] And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age 

has also conceived a son; 

and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

[37] For with God nothing will be impossible." 

[38] And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; 

let it be to me according to your word." 

And the angel departed from her. 

 

    The Gospel of the Lord

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Today is Sunday, December 7, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent

 

Is 40:1-5, 9-11

Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

2 Pt 3:8-14

Mk 1:1-18

 

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A reading from the Book of Isaiah

Is 40:1-5, 9-11

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Thus says the Lord:

 

[1]Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

[2] Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her

that her warfare is ended,that her iniquity is pardoned,

that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

[3] A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,

make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

[4] Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low;

the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.

[5] And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,

and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

 

[9] Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings;

lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,

lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"

[10] Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him;

behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

[11] He will feed his flock like a shepherd, 

he will gather the lambs in his arms,

he will carry them in his bosom,

and gently lead those that are with young.

 

The Word of the Lord

 

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From Psalm 85

Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

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R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

 

[9] Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,

for he will speak peace to his people,

to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

[10] Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,

that glory may dwell in our land.

 

R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

 

[11] Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;

righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

[12] Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,

and righteousness will look down from the sky.

 

R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

 

[13] Yea, the LORD will give what is good,

and our land will yield its increase.

[14] Righteousness will go before him,

and make his footsteps a way.

 

R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

 

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A reading from Second Letter of Saint Peter

2 Pt 3:8-14

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Brothers and Sisters:

 

[8]But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, 

that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, 

and a thousand years as one day.

[9] The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, 

but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, 

but that all should reach repentance. 

[10] But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, 

and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, 

and the elements will be dissolved with fire, 

and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. 

[11] Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, 

what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,

[12] waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, 

because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, 

and the elements will melt with fire! 

[13] But according to his promise we wait for new heavens 

and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 

[14] Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, 

be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

 

The Word of the Lord

 

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A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark

Mk 1:1-18

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[1] The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

[2] As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, 

"Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,

who shall prepare thy way;

[3] the voice of one crying in the wilderness:

Prepare the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight -- "

[4] John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, 

preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 

[5] And there went out to him all the country of Judea, 

and all the people of Jerusalem; 

and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 

[6] Now John was clothed with camel's hair, 

and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. 

[7] And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, 

the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 

[8] I have baptized you with water; 

but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 

[9]In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee 

and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

[10] And when he came up out of the water, 

immediately he saw the heavens opened 

and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; 

[11] and a voice came from heaven, 

"Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased." 

[12] The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.

[13] And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; 

and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. 

[14] Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, 

preaching the gospel of God,

[15] and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; 

repent, and believe in the gospel." 

[16] And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, 

he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; 

for they were fishermen.

[17] And Jesus said to them, 

"Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men." 

[18] And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 

 

The Gospel of the Lord

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Saturday of the First Week of Advent
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Is 30:19–21,23–26
Ps 147:1-2,3-4,5-6
Mt 9:35-10:1,5a,6-8

Response:  Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.

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Friday, December 5th, 2014
Friday of the First Week of Advent
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Is 29:17-24
Ps 27:1,4,13-14
Mt 9:27-31

Response:  The Lord is my light and my salvation.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Thursday of the First Week of Advent
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Is 26:1-6
Ps 118:1&8-9,19-21,25-27a
Mt 7:21,24-27

Response:  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest
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Is 25:6-10a
Ps 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6
Mt 15:29-37

Response:  I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
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Is 11:1–10
Ps 72:1–2,7–8,12–13,17
Lk 10:21-24

Response:  Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

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Monday, December 1st, 2014
Monday of the First Week of Advent
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Is 2:1–5
Ps 122:1-2,3-4b,4cd-5,6-7,8-9
Mt 8:5-11

Response:  Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

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Sunday, November 30th, 2014
First Sunday of Advent
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Is 63:16b-17,19b;64:2-7
(RSV Is 63:16b-17;64:1,3a,4-8)
Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19
 (RSV Ps 80:1a&1c&2,14-15&17b,17-18)
1Cor 1:3-9
Mk 13:33-37

Response:  Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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Rv 22:1-7
Ps 95:1-2,3-5,6-7ab
Lk 21:34-36

Response:  Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

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Friday, November 28th, 2014
Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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Rv 20:1-4,11-21:2
Ps 84:3,4,5-6a&8a
Lk 21:29-33

Response:  Here God lives among his people.

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day
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Sir 50:22-24
Ps 145:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11
1Cor 1:3-9
Lk 17:11-19

Response:  I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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Rv 18:1-2,21-23;19:1-3,9a
Ps 100:1b-2,3,4,5
Lk 21:20-28

Response:  Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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Rv 15:1-4
Ps 98:1,2-3ab,7-8,9
Lk 21:12-19

Response:  Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God!

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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Rv 14:14-19
Ps 96:10,11-12,13
Lk 21:5-11

Response:  The Lord comes to judge the earth.

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Monday, November 24th, 2014
Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyr
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Rv 14:1-3,4b-5
Ps 24:1bc-2,3-4ab,5-6
Lk 21:1-4

Response:  Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Solemnity of Christ the King, thirty-fourth and last Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Ez 14:11-12,15-17
Ps 23:1-2,2-3,5-6
1Cor 15:20-26,28
Mt 25:31-46

Response:  The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

Rv 11:4-12
Ps 144:1,2,9-10
Lk 20:27-40

Response:  Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!

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Friday, November 21st, 2014
Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rv 10:8-11
Ps 119:14,24,72,103,111,131
Lk 19:45-48

Response:  How sweet to my taste is your promise!

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 5:1-10
Ps 149:1b-2,3-4,5-6a&9b
Lk 19:41-44

Response:  The Lamb has made us a kingdom of priests to serve our God.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 4:1-11
Ps 150:1b-2,3-4,5-6
Lk 19:11-28

Response:  Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 3:1-6,14-22
Ps 15:2-3a,3bc-4ab,5
Lk 19:1-10

Response:  I will seat the victor beside me on my throne.

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