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Meditations on the Mass


Links to the Mass Readings for the Day *
Friday, December 8 - Monday, December 18
Friday,
December 8

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday,
December 9

Saturday of the First Week of Advent

Sunday,
December 10

Second Sunday of Advent

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
"Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths."

John the Baptist appeared in the desert
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People of the whole Judean countryside
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
John was clothed in camel's hair,
with a leather belt around his waist.
He fed on locusts and wild honey.
And this is what he proclaimed:
"One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Mark 1:1-8

Monday,
December 11

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Tuesday,
December 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday,
December 13
Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
Thursday,
December 14

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Friday,
December 15

Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Saturday,
December 16

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Sunday,
December 17

Third Sunday of Advent

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.

And this is the testimony of John.
When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests
and Levites to him
to ask him, "Who are you?"
He admitted and did not deny it,
but admitted, "I am not the Christ."
So they asked him,
"What are you then? Are you Elijah?"
And he said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No."
So they said to him,
"Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us?
What do you have to say for yourself?"
He said:
"I am the voice of one crying out in the desert,
'make straight the way of the Lord,'"
as Isaiah the prophet said."
Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him,
"Why then do you baptize
if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?"
John answered them,
"I baptize with water;
but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me,
whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie."
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan,
where John was baptizing.

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Monday,
December 18

Monday of the Third Week of Advent


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