Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 31, 2016

The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | John 1:1-18
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was […]

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December 30, 2016

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in […]

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December 29, 2016

The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | Luke 2: 22-35
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they […]

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December 28, 2016

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 2: 13-18
When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream […]

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December 27, 2016

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | John 20: 1a, 2-8
On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter […]

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December 26, 2016

The Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr
Intention:  That, in this Octave of Christmas, our Church will continue to find ways to be the Body of Christ and his Good News to all of the world.
 
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 10:17-22
Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and […]

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December 25, 2016

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Intention: We pray that, on this Christmas Day, we lift to God our grateful hearts, and look to make a faith-filled and transforming Christmastime for our world, one that fills it with peace, justice, and good will toward all.
 

 
Today’s Gospel | Luke 2:1-14
In those days a decree went […]

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December 24, 2016

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Advent
Intention: We pray for a faith-filled and transforming Christmastime for our world, one that fills it with peace, justice, 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, 2016

Friday of the Fourth Week in Advent
Intention: We pray for a faith-filled and transforming Christmastime for our world, one that fills it with peace, justice, 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, 2016

Thursday of the Fourth Week in Advent
Intention: We pray for a faith-filled and transforming Christmastime for our world, one that fills it with peace, justice, 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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