31Dec 31 December. 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas

1st Reading: 1 John 2:18-21

A community in crisis, yet still trusting in the Holy Spirit

Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know …

30Dec 30 Dec. The Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

1st Reading:  1 Samuel 1:20-22

Hannah conceived and bore her long-awaited son, Samuel

In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

Her husband Elkanah and …

29Dec 29 December. 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas

1st Reading: 1 John 2:3-11

Whoever loves is walking in the light of God

Beloved, the way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his …

28Dec 28 December. Friday. The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

1st Reading: 1 John 1:5-2:2

We must not walk in darkness, but in the light of the Gospel

Beloved: This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him …

27Dec 27 December. St John, apostle and Evangelist

1st Reading: 1 John 1:1-4

What we have seen with our eyes, what we have touched with our hands

Beloved: What was from the beginning, what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and …

26Dec 26 December. St Stephen, First Martyr

1st Reading: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59

Stephen is stoned outside the city, for preaching about Jesus

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 …

25Dec 25 December. Christmas Masses

(A) Midnight Mass

(Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord)

See below for Mass during the Day

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

God brings them from darkness and bring them to peace and security

The people who walked in darkness have …

24Dec 24 December. Monday of Advent, Week 4

For the Vigil (evening) Mass of Christmas Eve, click here

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, etc

David is promised a “house” or dynasty

When the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all …

23Dec 23 December. 4th Sunday of Advent

1st Reading: Micah 5:2-5

Salvation coming from little Bethlehem — to unite the nation under God

The Lord says this: But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth …

22Dec 22 December. Saturday of Advent, Week 3

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 1:24-28

Samuel’s mother, Hannah, dedicates her young son to a life of service to God

When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and …

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