Reading for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year C. Liturgical Colour: violet or rose

First Reading: (Zephaniah 3: 14-18a) Responsorial Psalm: (Isaiah 12: 2-3, 4, 5-6 (6)) Second Reading: (Philippians 4: 4-7) Gospel: (Luke 3: 10-18) First Reading: (Zephaniah 3: 14-18a) Give praise, O daughter of Sion: shout, O Israel: be glad, and rejoice with all thy heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken away thy judgment, he hath turned away thy enemies: the king of Israel the Lord is in the midst of thee, thou shalt fear evil no more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not:…

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Reading for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Liturgical Colour: violet

¤First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11) ¤Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 80: 2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19) ¤Gospel: (Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13) First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11) And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch. He brought a famine upon them, and they that provoked him in their envy, were reduced to a small number, for they could not endure the commandments of the Lord. By the word of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and he brought down fire from heaven…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Feast: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Liturgical Colour: white

¤First Reading: (Zechariah 2: 14-17 or Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab) ¤Responsorial Psalm:(Judith 13: 18bcde, 19) ¤Gospel: (Luke 1: 26-38 or Luke 1: 39-47) First Reading: Zechariah 2: 14-17 or Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab Sing praise, and rejoice, O daughter of Sion: for behold I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee: saith the Lord. And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall be my people, and I will dwell in the midst of thee: and thou…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. Memorial: Saint Damasus I, Pope. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

¤First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 1-11 ) ¤Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 96: 1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13) ¤Gospel: (Matthew 18: 12-14) First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 1-11) Be comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God. Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins. The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the…

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Reading for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year C. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 35: 1-10)G Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 85: 9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14) Gospel: (Luke 5: 17-26) First Reading: (Isaiah 35: 1-10) The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice, and shall flourish like the lily. It shall bud forth and blossom, and shall rejoice with joy and praise: the glory of Libanus is given to it: the beauty of Carmel, and Saron, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the beauty of our God. Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and…

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Reading for Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent. Solemnity of the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: white (Holy Day of Obligation)

First Reading: (Genesis 3: 9-15, 20) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4) Second Reading: (Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12) Gospel: (Luke 1: 26-38)   First Reading: (Genesis 3: 9-15, 20) And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou…

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Reading for Friday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 27: 1, 4, 13-14) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 27-31)   First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest? And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see. And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of…

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Reading for Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint Nicholas, Bishop. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 1-6) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 118: 1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a) Gospel: (Matthew 7: 21, 24-27)   First Reading: (Isaiah 26: 1-6) In that day shall this canticle be sung the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength a saviour, a wall and a bulwark shall be set therein. Open ye the gates, and let the just nation, that keepeth the truth, enter in. The old error is passed away: thou wilt keep peace: peace, because we have hoped in thee. You have hoped in the Lord…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 25: 6-10a) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6) Gospel: (Matthew 15: 29-37)   First Reading: (Isaiah 25: 6-10a) And the Lord of hosts shall make unto all people in this mountain, a feast of fat things, a feast of wine, of fat things full of marrow, of wine purified from the lees. And he shall destroy in this mountain the face of the bond with which all people were tied, and the web that he began over all nations. He shall cast death down headlong for ever:…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 11: 1-10) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17) Gospel: (Luke 10: 21-24)   First Reading: (Isaiah 11: 1-10) And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He…

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