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December 23

Readings (Year 1)

Reading 1 Mal 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

  1. (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.

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.”

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Friday of the Third Week of Advent

Reading 1 IS 56:1-3A, 6-8

Thus says the LORD:
Observe what is right, do what is just;
for my salvation is about to come,
my justice, about to be revealed.
Blessed is the man who does this,
the son of man who holds to it;
Who keeps the sabbath free from profanation,
and his hand from any evildoing.
Let not the foreigner say,
when he would join himself to the LORD,
“The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.”

The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,
ministering to him,
Loving the name of the LORD,
and becoming his servants–
All who keep the sabbath free from profanation
and hold to my covenant,
Them I will bring to my holy mountain
and make joyful in my house of prayer;
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be acceptable on my altar,
For my house shall be called
a house of prayer for all peoples.
Thus says the Lord GOD,
who gathers the dispersed of Israel:
Others will I gather to him
besides those already gathered.

Responsorial Psalm PS 67:2-3, 5, 7-8

  1. (4)O God, let all the nations praise you!
    May God have pity on us and bless us;
    may he let his face shine upon us.
    So may your way be known upon earth;
    among all nations, your salvation.
    R. O God, let all the nations praise you!
    May the nations be glad and exult
    because you rule the peoples in equity;
    the nations on the earth you guide.
    R. O God, let all the nations praise you!
    The earth has yielded its fruits;
    God, our God, has blessed us.
    May God bless us,
    and may all the ends of the earth fear him!
    R. O God, let all the nations praise you!

Alleluia 

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come, Lord, bring us your peace
    that we may rejoice before you with a perfect heart.
    R.Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel JN 5:33-36

Jesus said to the Jews:
“You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth.
I do not accept testimony from a human being,
but I say this so that you may be saved.
John was a burning and shining lamp,
and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light.
But I have testimony greater than John’s.
The works that the Father gave me to accomplish,
these works that I perform testify on my behalf
that the Father has sent me.”

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Reading 1 IS 45:6C-8, 18, 21C-25

I am the LORD, there is no other;
I form the light, and create the darkness,
I make well-being and create woe;
I, the LORD, do all these things.
Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above,
like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.
Let the earth open and salvation bud forth;
let justice also spring up!
I, the LORD, have created this.

For thus says the LORD,
The creator of the heavens,
who is God,
The designer and maker of the earth
who established it,
Not creating it to be a waste,
but designing it be lived in:
I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Who announced this from the beginning
and foretold it from of old?
Was it not I, the LORD,
besides whom there is no other God?
There is no just and saving God but me.

Turn to me and be safe,
all you ends of the earth,
for I am God; there is no other!
By myself I swear,
uttering my just decree
and my unalterable word:
To me every knee shall bend;
by me every tongue shall swear,
Saying, “Only in the LORD
are just deeds and power.
Before him in shame shall come
all who vent their anger against him.
In the LORD shall be the vindication and the glory
of all the descendants of Israel.”

Responsorial Psalm PS 85:9AB AND 10, 11-12, 13-14

  1. (Isaiah 45:8)Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.
    I will hear what God proclaims;
    the LORD–for he proclaims peace to his people.
    Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
    glory dwelling in our land.
    R.Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.
    Kindness and truth shall meet;
    justice and peace shall kiss.
    Truth shall spring out of the earth,
    and justice shall look down from heaven.
    R. Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.
    The LORD himself will give his benefits;
    our land shall yield its increase.
    Justice shall walk before him,
    and salvation, along the way of his steps.
    R. Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.

Alleluia SEE IS 40:9-10

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Raise your voice and tell the Good News:
    Behold, the Lord GOD comes with power.
    R.Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel LK 7:18B-23

At that time,
John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask,
“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”
When the men came to the Lord, they said,
“John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask,
‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’”
At that time Jesus cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits;
he also granted sight to many who were blind.
And Jesus said to them in reply,
“Go and tell John what you have seen and heard:
the blind regain their sight,
the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”

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DECEMBER, 2016          CYCLE A, YEAR I
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A Pilgrimage to the Marian and Eucharistic Miracle Shrines of Western Europe

Date: October 3-27, 2016

Countries of Destination: PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM, AND NETHERLANDS

A MOMENT TO REMEMBER

  Introduction
Day 01 (Monday, Oct. 03, 2016) =       MANILA – DUBAI
Day 02 (Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2016) =      DUBAI – LISBON – SANTAREM – FATIMA
Day 03 (Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016) = FATIMA
Day 04 (Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016) =     FATIMA – BRAGA – SANTIAGO
Day 05 (Friday, Oct. 07, 2016) =          SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Day 06 (Saturday, Oct. 08, 2016) =     SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – LUGO – CANGAS DE ONIS
Day 07 (Sunday, Oct. 09, 2016) =         CANGAS DE ONIS – COVADONGA – SAN SEBASTIAN – LOURDES
Day 08 (Monday, Oct. 10, 2016) =        LOURDES
Day 09 (Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016) =       LOURDES – NIMES – NICE
Day 10 (Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016) =  NICE – PADUA
Day 11 (Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016) =      PADUA – VENICE ISLAND – PADUA
Day 12 (Friday, Oct. 14, 2016) =           PADUA – PISA – FLORENCE
Day 13 (Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016) =       FLORENCE – LORETO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Day 14 (Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016) =        SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – LANCIANO – ROME
Day 15 (Monday, Oct. 17, 2016) =        ROME
Day 16 (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016) =       ROME
Day 17 (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016) =  ROME – PARIS
Day 18 (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016) =      PARIS
Day 19 (Friday, Oct. 21, 2016) =           PARIS – NEVERS – PARIS
Day 20 (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016) =       PARIS – BRUSSELS
Day 21 (Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016) =         BRUSSELS – BRUGGES – BRUSSELS
Day 22 (Monday, Oct. 24, 2016) =        BRUSSELS – ANTWERP – AMSTERDAM
Day 23 (Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016) =       AMSTERDAM
Day 24 (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016) =  AMSTERDAM – DUBAI
Day 25 (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016) =      DUBAI – MANILA
 

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