Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31, 2014

The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas
This Week’s Intention: That with the start of a new year will grow within each of us new eyes to see and new ears to hear one another, and new hearts to welcome and love one another.

Special Intention: For the repose of the soul of Mr. Herman Shum, […]

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December 30, 2014

The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas
This Week’s Intention: That with the start of a new year will grow within each of us new eyes to see and new ears to hear one another, and new hearts to welcome and love one another.

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December 29, 2014

The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
This Week’s Intention: That with the start of a new year will grow within each of us new eyes to see and new ears to hear one another, and new hearts to welcome and love one another.

Special Intention: For the repose of the soul of Mr. Herman Shum, […]

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R.I.P. Herman Shum, St. Mary’s College High School

Mr. Herman Shum, Vice-Principal of Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, CA, died on Saturday, December 27, following a cycling accident near Dublin, CA.  He was 40 years old.  Mr. Shum is survived by his wife, Janelle, and two daughters, Nikki and Monica.

A statement posted on Saint Mary’s website described Mr. Shum as, “an […]

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December 26, 2014

The Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr
This Week’s Intention: For a joyous and redeeming Christmastime for our world, one filled with peace on earth and good will toward all.
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 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, […]

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December 25, 2014

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
This Week’s Intention: For a joyous and redeeming Christmastime for our world, one filled with peace on earth and good will toward all.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 2:1-14
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first […]

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December 24, 2014

The Eve of the Birth of our Lord
This Week’s Intention: For a joyous and redeeming Christmastime for our world, one filled with peace on earth and good will toward all.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 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 […]

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December 23, 2014

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
This Week’s Intention: For a joyous and redeeming Christmastime for our world, one filled with peace on earth and good will toward all.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 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 […]

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December 22, 2014

Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
This Week’s Intention: For a joyous and redeeming Christmastime for our world, one filled with peace on earth and good will toward all.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 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 […]

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December 19, 2014

Friday of the Third Week of Advent
This Week’s Intention: For a renewed spirit of care and vigilance for the sanctity of life and the dignity of all persons.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 1:5-25
In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from […]

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