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Blog posts December 2014

The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

Gospel                 John 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light…

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The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Alleluia

 Alleluia, alleluia.
A holy day has dawned upon us.
Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
Today a great light has come upon the earth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel      Luke 2:36-40

There was a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel…

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The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Rest in Peace - Irene Newman Gerdau

Gospel                               Luke 2:22-35

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
the parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the…

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Gospel    Luke 2:22-40

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
They took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacr…

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Feast of Saint John, Apostle

Gospel   John 20:1a & 2-8

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we do not know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the …

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The Feast of Saint Stephen

Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr

Reading 1      Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59

Stephen, filled with grace and power,
was working great wonders and signs among the people.
Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,
Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,
and people from Cilicia and Asia,
came forwa…

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The Nativity of the Lord

 

Gospel

Matthew  1:18-25            

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to ex…

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent

 

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel        Luke 1:67-79

Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying:

“Bles…

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent

Gospel                              Luke 1:57-66

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child
she gave birth to a son.
Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,
and they rejoiced with her.
When they came on the eighth …

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Monday of the Fourth Week in Advent

Gospel                         Luke 1:46-56

Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
an…

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Gospel     Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly tro…

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Memorial of Saint Lucy

 

Gospel                                     Matthew 17:9a, 10-13

As they were coming down from the mountain,
the disciples asked Jesus,
“Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;
b…

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Friday of the Third Week of Advent

 

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

Alleluia

 Alleluia, alleluia.
O Root of Jesse's stem,
sign of God's love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!
 Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel        Luke 1:5-25

In the days of Herod, King of Judea,
there was…

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Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

Gospel                          Matthew 1:18-25

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man…

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

 

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love;
come to teach us the path of knowledge!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                       Matthew 1:1-17

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the s…

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Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

 

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Come, O Lord, do not delay;
forgive the sins of your people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                                Matthew 21:28-32

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:
“What is your opinion?
A man ha…

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Monday of the Third Week of Advent


Alleluia    Psalm 85:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Show us, LORD, your love,
and grant us your salvation.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                                      Matthew 21:23-27

When Jesus had come into the temple area,
the chief priests and the elde…

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Third Sunday in Advent

 

Alleluia    Luke 4:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel    John 1:6-8, 19-28

A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all migh…

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Memorial of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Alleluia Luke 3:4,6

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths:
All flesh shall see the salvation of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Matthew 17:9-13

As they were coming down from the mountain,
the disciples asked Jesus,
“Why do the scribes say that Elijah must c…

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise;
from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel            Luke 1:26-47

The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to …

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