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Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Lectionary: 198

Reading 11 SM 1:24-28

In those days,
Hannah brought Samuel with her,
along with a three-year-old bull,
an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine,
and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. 
After the boy’s father had sacrificed the young bull,
Hannah, his mother, approached Eli and said:
“Pardon, my lord!
As you live, my lord,
I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. 
I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. 
Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD;
as long as he lives, he shall be dedicated to the LORD.”
She left Samuel there.

Responsorial Psalm 1 SM 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8ABCD

R. (see 1a) My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
“My heart exults in the LORD,
my horn is exalted in my God.
I have swallowed up my enemies;
I rejoice in my victory.”
R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
“The bows of the mighty are broken,
while the tottering gird on strength.
The well-fed hire themselves out for bread,
while the hungry batten on spoil.
The barren wife bears seven sons,
while the mother of many languishes.”
R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
“The LORD puts to death and gives life;
he casts down to the nether world;
he raises up again.
The LORD makes poor and makes rich,
he humbles, he also exalts.”
R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
“He raises the needy from the dust;
from the dung heap he lifts up the poor,
To seat them with nobles
and make a glorious throne their heritage.”
R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church;
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel LK 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,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.”

Mary remained with Elizabeth about three months
and then returned to her home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Lectionary: 199

Reading 1MAL 3:1-4, 23-24

Thus says the Lord GOD:
Lo, I am sending my messenger
to prepare the way before me;
And suddenly there will come to the temple
the LORD whom you seek,
And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
But who will endure the day of his coming?
And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire,
or like the fuller’s lye.
He will sit refining and purifying silver,
and he will purify the sons of Levi,
Refining them like gold or like silver
that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem
will please the LORD,
as in the days of old, as in years gone by.

Lo, I will send you
Elijah, the prophet,
Before the day of the LORD comes,
the great and terrible day,
To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children,
and the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike
the land with doom.

Responsorial Psalm PS 25:4-5AB, 8-9, 10 AND 14

R. (see Luke 21:28) Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.
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.
R. Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.
R. Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.
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. Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church;
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel LK 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 day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
“No. He will be called John.” 
But they answered her,
“There is no one among your relatives who has this name.” 
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. 
He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,”
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God.
Then fear came upon all their neighbors,
and all these matters were discussed
throughout the hill country of Judea.
All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,
“What, then, will this child be?
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.”

 

 

 

 

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Lectionary: 200

Reading 12 SM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16

When King David was settled in his palace,
and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,
he said to Nathan the prophet,
“Here I am living in a house of cedar,
while the ark of God dwells in a tent!” 
Nathan answered the king,
“Go, do whatever you have in mind,
for the LORD is with you.” 
But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:
“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:
Should you build me a house to dwell in?

“‘It was I who took you from the pasture
and from the care of the flock
to be commander of my people Israel. 
I have been with you wherever you went,
and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. 
And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth. 
I will fix a place for my people Israel;
I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place
without further disturbance.
Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old,
since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel.
I will give you rest from all your enemies. 
The LORD also reveals to you
that he will establish a house for you. 
And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,
and I will make his Kingdom firm.
I will be a father to him,
and he shall be a son to me.
Your house and your Kingdom shall endure forever before me;
your throne shall stand firm forever.’”

Responsorial Psalm PS 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 AND 29

R. (2) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
The favors of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have said, “My kindness is established forever”;
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.
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:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations.”
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
“He shall say of me, ‘You are my father,
my God, the rock, my savior.’
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm.”
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

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 LK 1:67-79

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

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
for he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

 

 

 

 

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

  • Vigil Mass
  • The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
    Vigil Mass
    Lectionary: 13

    Reading 1IS 62:1-5

    For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
    until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
    and her victory like a burning torch.

    Nations shall behold your vindication,
    and all the kings your glory;
    you shall be called by a new name
    pronounced by the mouth of the LORD.
    You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,
    a royal diadem held by your God.
    No more shall people call you “Forsaken,”
    or your land “Desolate,”
    but you shall be called “My Delight,”
    and your land “Espoused.”
    For the LORD delights in you
    and makes your land his spouse.
    As a young man marries a virgin,
    your Builder shall marry you;
    and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
    so shall your God rejoice in you.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29

    R/ (2a) 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:
    Forever will I confirm your posterity
    and establish your throne for all generations.
    R/ For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
    in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
    At your name they rejoice all the day,
    and through your justice they are exalted.
    R/ For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
    He shall say of me, “You are my father,
    my God, the rock, my savior.”
    Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
    and my covenant with him stands firm.
    R/ For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

    Reading 2ACTS 13:16-17, 22-25

    When Paul reached Antioch in Pisidia and entered the synagogue,
    he stood up, motioned with his hand, and said, 
    “Fellow Israelites and you others who are God-fearing, listen.
    The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors 
    and exalted the people during their sojourn in the
    land of Egypt.
    With uplifted arm he led them out of it.
    Then he removed Saul and raised up David as king;
    of him he testified,
    ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;
    he will carry out my every wish.’
    From this man’s descendants God, according to his promise, 
    has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.
    John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentance 
    to all the people of Israel; 
    and as John was completing his course, he would say, 
    ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.
    Behold, one is coming after me; 
    I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.’”

    Alleluia

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Tomorrow the wickedness of the earth will be destroyed:
    the Savior of the world will reign over us.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel MT 1:1-25

    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, 
    the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    Abraham became the father of Isaac,
    Isaac the father of Jacob, 
    Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
    Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
    whose mother was Tamar.
    Perez became the father of Hezron,
    Hezron the father of Ram, 
    Ram the father of Amminadab.
    Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
    Nahshon the father of Salmon,
    Salmon the father of Boaz,
    whose mother was Rahab.
    Boaz became the father of Obed,
    whose mother was Ruth.
    Obed became the father of Jesse,
    Jesse the father of David the king.

    David became the father of Solomon, 
    whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
    Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
    Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
    Abijah the father of Asaph.
    Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
    Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
    Joram the father of Uzziah.
    Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
    Jotham the father of Ahaz, 
    Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
    Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
    Manasseh the father of Amos,
    Amos the father of Josiah.
    Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
    at the time of the Babylonian exile.

    After the Babylonian exile,
    Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, 
    Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
    Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
    Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
    Eliakim the father of Azor,
    Azor the father of Zadok.
    Zadok became the father of Achim,
    Achim the father of Eliud, 
    Eliud the father of Eleazar.
    Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
    Matthan the father of Jacob, 
    Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
    Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

    Thus the total number of generations
    from Abraham to David
    is fourteen generations; 
    from David to the Babylonian exile,
    fourteen generations; 
    from the Babylonian exile to the Christ,
    fourteen generations. 

    Now 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 expose her to shame, 
    decided to divorce her quietly.
    Such was his intention when, behold,
    the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 
    “Joseph, son of David, 
    do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
    For it is through the Holy Spirit 
    that this child has been conceived in her.
    She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, 
    because he will save his people from their sins.”
    All this took place to fulfill
    what the Lord had said through the prophet:
    Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel

    which means “God is with us.”
    When Joseph awoke,
    he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him 
    and took his wife into his home.
    He had no relations with her until she bore a son, 
    and he named him Jesus.

    Or MT 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 expose her to shame, 
    decided to divorce her quietly.
    Such was his intention when, behold,
    the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 
    “Joseph, son of David, 
    do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
    For it is through the Holy Spirit 
    that this child has been conceived in her.
    She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, 
    because he will save his people from their sins.”
    All this took place to fulfill
    what the Lord had said through the prophet:
    Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel
    ,
    which means “God is with us.”
    When Joseph awoke,
    he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him 
    and took his wife into his home.
    He had no relations with her until she bore a son, 
    and he named him Jesus.

 

 

  • The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
    Mass During the Night
    Lectionary: 14

  • Mass During the Night
  • Reading 1IS 9:1-6

    The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
    upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom
    a light has shone.
    You have brought them abundant joy
    and great rejoicing,
    as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,
    as people make merry when dividing spoils.
    For the yoke that burdened them,
    the pole on their shoulder,
    and the rod of their taskmaster
    you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.
    For every boot that tramped in battle,
    every cloak rolled in blood,
    will be burned as fuel for flames.
    For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
    upon his shoulder dominion rests.
    They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
    Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
    His dominion is vast
    and forever peaceful,
    from David’s throne, and over his kingdom,
    which he confirms and sustains
    by judgment and justice,
    both now and forever.
    The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!

    Responsorial Psalm PS 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13

    R/ (Lk 2:11) Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.
    Sing to the LORD a new song;
    sing to the LORD, all you lands.
    Sing to the LORD; bless his name.
    R/ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.
    Announce his salvation, day after day.
    Tell his glory among the nations;
    among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.
    R/ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.
    Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
    let the sea and what fills it resound;
    let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!
    Then shall all the trees of the forest exult.
    R/ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.
    They shall exult before the LORD, for he comes;
    for he comes to rule the earth.
    He shall rule the world with justice
    and the peoples with his constancy.
    R/ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.

    Reading 2TI 2:11-14

    Beloved:
    The grace of God has appeared, saving all
    and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires 
    and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, 
    as we await the blessed hope, 
    the appearance of the glory of our great God 
    and savior Jesus Christ,
    who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness 
    and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, 
    eager to do what is good.

    AlleluiaLK 2:10-11

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I proclaim to you good news of great joy:
    today a Savior is born for us,
    Christ the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel LK 2:1-14

    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
    that the whole world should be enrolled.
    This was the first enrollment, 
    when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
    So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.
    And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth 
    to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, 
    because he was of the house and family of David, 
    to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
    While they were there,
    the time came for her to have her child, 
    and she gave birth to her firstborn son.
    She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, 
    because there was no room for them in the inn.

    Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields 
    and keeping the night watch over their flock.
    The angel of the Lord appeared to them 
    and the glory of the Lord shone around them, 
    and they were struck with great fear.
    The angel said to them,
    “Do not be afraid;
    for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy 
    that will be for all the people.
    For today in the city of David 
    a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
    And this will be a sign for you: 
    you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes 
    and lying in a manger.”
    And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel,
    praising God and saying:
    “Glory to God in the highest
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 

  • Mass at Dawn
  • The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
    Mass at Dawn
    Lectionary: 15

    Reading 1IS 62:11-12

    See, the LORD proclaims
    to the ends of the earth:
    say to daughter Zion,
    your savior comes!
    Here is his reward with him,
    his recompense before him.
    They shall be called the holy people,
    the redeemed of the LORD,
    and you shall be called “Frequented,”
    a city that is not forsaken.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 97:1, 6, 11-12

    R/ A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.
    The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
    let the many isles be glad.
    The heavens proclaim his justice,
    and all peoples see his glory.
    R/ A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.
    Light dawns for the just;
    and gladness, for the upright of heart.
    Be glad in the LORD, you just,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
    R/ A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.

    Reading 2TI 3:4-7

    Beloved:
    When the kindness and generous love 
    of God our savior appeared,
    not because of any righteous deeds we had done
    but because of his mercy,
    He saved us through the bath of rebirth
    and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
    whom he richly poured out on us
    through Jesus Christ our savior,
    so that we might be justified by his grace
    and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

    AlleluiaLK 2:14

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace to those
    on whom his favor rests.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel LK 2:15-20

    When the angels went away from them to heaven,
    the shepherds said to one another, 
    “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
    to see this thing that has taken place, 
    which the Lord has made known to us.”
    So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, 
    and the infant lying in the manger.
    When they saw this,
    they made known the message
    that had been told them about this child.
    All who heard it were amazed
    by what had been told them by the shepherds.
    And Mary kept all these things,
    reflecting on them in her heart.
    Then the shepherds returned,
    glorifying and praising God 
    for all they had heard and seen, 
    just as it had been told to them.

 

  • Mass During the Day
  • he Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
    Mass During the Day
    Lectionary: 16

    Reading 1IS 52:7-10

    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings glad tidings,
    announcing peace, bearing good news,
    announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,
    “Your God is King!”

    Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,
    together they shout for joy,
    for they see directly, before their eyes,
    the LORD restoring Zion.
    Break out together in song,
    O ruins of Jerusalem!
    For the LORD comforts his people,
    he redeems Jerusalem.
    The LORD has bared his holy arm
    in the sight of all the nations;
    all the ends of the earth will behold
    the salvation of our God.

    Responsorial Psalm PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6

    R/ (3c) All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
    Sing to the LORD a new song,
    for he has done wondrous deeds;
    his right hand has won victory for him,
    his holy arm.
    R/ All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
    The LORD has made his salvation known:
    in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
    He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
    toward 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 salvation by our God.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
    break into song; sing praise.
    R/ All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
    Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
    with the harp and melodious song.
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.
    R/ All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

    Reading 2HEB 1:1-6

    Brothers and sisters:
    In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways 
    to our ancestors through the prophets; 
    in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son, 
    whom he made heir of all things 
    and through whom he created the universe,
    who is the refulgence of his glory,
    the very imprint of his being,
    and who sustains all things by his mighty word.
    When he had accomplished purification from sins,
    he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
    as far superior to the angels
    as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

    For to which of the angels did God ever say:
    You are my son; this day I have begotten you?
    Or again:
    I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me?
    And again, when he leads the firstborn into the world, he says:
    Let all the angels of God worship him.

    Alleluia

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

    Gospel JN 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 of the human race;
    the light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness has not overcome it.
    A man named John was sent from God.
    He came for testimony, to testify to the light, 
    so that all might believe through him.
    He was not the light,
    but came to testify to the light.
    The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
    He was in the world,
    and the world came to be through him,
    but the world did not know him.
    He came to what was his own,
    but his own people did not accept him.

    But to those who did accept him
    he gave power to become children of God, 
    to those who believe in his name, 
    who were born not by natural generation 
    nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision 
    but of God.
    And the Word became flesh
    and made his dwelling among us,
    and we saw his glory,
    the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
    full of grace and truth.
    John testified to him and cried out, saying, 
    “This was he of whom I said, 
    ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me 
    because he existed before me.’”
    From his fullness we have all received,
    grace in place of grace,
    because while the law was given through Moses, 
    grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
    No one has ever seen God.
    The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side, 
    has revealed him.

    OrJN 1:1-5, 9-14

    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 of the human race;
    the light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness has not overcome it.
    The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
    He was in the world,
    and the world came to be through him,
    but the world did not know him.
    He came to what was his own,
    but his own people did not accept him.

    But to those who did accept him
    he gave power to become children of God, 
    to those who believe in his name, 
    who were born not by natural generation 
    nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision 
    but of God.
    And the Word became flesh
    and made his dwelling among us,
    and we saw his glory,
    the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
    full of grace and truth.

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Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr
Lectionary: 696

Reading 1ACTS 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 forward and debated with Stephen,
but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.

When they heard this, they were infuriated,
and they ground their teeth at him.
But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven
and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and he said,
“Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man
standing at the right hand of God.”
But they cried out in a loud voice, covered their ears,
and rushed upon him together.
They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him.
The witnesses laid down their cloaks
at the feet of a young man named Saul. 
As they were stoning Stephen, he called out
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Responsorial Psalm PS 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 8AB, 16BC AND 17

R. (6) Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety.
You are my rock and my fortress;
for your name’s sake you will lead and guide me.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.
I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.
Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your kindness.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia PS 118:26A, 27A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD:
the LORD is God and has given us light.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel MT 10:17-22

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts
and scourge you in their synagogues,
and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake
as a witness before them and the pagans.
When they hand you over,
do not worry about how you are to speak
or what you are to say.
You will be given at that moment what you are to say.
For it will not be you who speak
but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will hand over brother to death,
and the father his child;
children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
Lectionary: 697

Reading 11 JN 1:1-4

Beloved:
What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life —
for the life was made visible;
we have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father and was made visible to us— 
what we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,
so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.

Responsorial Psalm PS 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12

R. (12) Rejoice in the Lord, you just!
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
Clouds and darkness are around him,
justice and judgment 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.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory.
R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!
Light dawns for the just;
and gladness, for the upright of heart.
Be glad in the LORD, you just,
and give thanks to his holy name.
R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

Alleluia See Te Deum

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as Lord;
the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel JN 20:1A AND 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 tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed. 

 

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