30Dec 30 December 2017. Sat. 6th Day of the Christmas Octave

1st Reading: 1 John 2:12-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world.

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven on account of his name. I am writing to you, fathers, because …

29Dec 29 December 2017. The 5th Day of the Christmas Octave

Saint Thomas a Becket (opt.mem.)

1st Reading: 1 John 2:3-11

The link between love and 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 …

28Dec 28 December 2017. The Holy Innocents, Martyrs. Feast

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 2017. Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist. Feast

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 2017. St Stephen, First Martyr

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

Stephen is stoned outside the city, for proclaiming faith in 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, …

25Dec 25 December 2017. (A). Midnight Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord

1st Reading. Isaiah 9:1-7

God promises a saviour to rescue his people from darkness and bring them to peace and security

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep …

24Dec 24 December 2017. Fourth Sunday of Advent

Morning Masses. See below, for the Vigil Mass, Christmas Eve

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5; 8-12; 14-16

Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the …

23Dec 23 December 2017. Saturday of Advent Week 3

Saint John of Kanty (opt.mem)

1st Reading. Malachiah 3:1-4, 4,4-6

God’s messenger will cause a conversion of hearts, before the great day of the Lord

The Lord says this,
“See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before …

22Dec 22 December 2017. Friday 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 …

21Dec 21 December 2017. Thursday of Advent Week 3

Saint Peter Canisius (opt.mem.)

1st Reading: Song of Songs 2:8-14

King Solomon’s love-song about the expected beloved one

The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.

My beloved is like a gazelle

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