Reading for Thursday of the Christmas Weekday. Memorial: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (1John 3: 7-10) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 98: 1, 7-8, 9) Gospel: (John 1: 35-42)   First Reading: (1John 3: 7-10) Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doth justice is just, even as he is just. He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God, committeth not sin: for his seed abideth in him, and he can not sin, because he is born…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent Year B (O Radix Jesse). Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Judges 13: 2-7, 24-25a) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 71: 3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17) Gospel: (Luke 1: 5-25)   First Reading: (Judges 13: 2-7, 24-25a) Now there was a certain man of Saraa, and of the race of Dan, whose name was Manue, and his wife was barren. And an angel of the Lord appeared to her, and said: Thou art barren and without children: but thou shalt conceive and bear a son. Now therefore beware and drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing. Because thou shalt conceive and bear…

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Reading for the Third Sunday of Advent Year B (O Sapietia) . Liturgical Colour: violet or rose

First Reading: (Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Luke 1: 46-48, 49-50, 53-54) Second Reading: (1Thessalonians 5: 16-24) Gospel: (John 1: 6-8, 19-28)   First Reading: (Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11) The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God I will greatly rejoice in…

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Reading for Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. 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 thrice. Thus was Elias…

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Reading for Friday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 48: 17-19) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 1: 1-2, 3, 4 and 6) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 16-19)   First Reading: (Isaiah 48: 17-19) Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord thy God that teach thee profitable things, that govern thee in the way that thou walkest. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice as the waves of the sea, And thy seed had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the…

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Reading for Thursday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. Memorial: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 145: 1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 11-15)   First Reading: (Isaiah 41: 13-20) For I am the Lord thy God, who take thee by the hand, and say to thee: Fear not, I have helped thee. Fear not, thou worm of Jacob, you that are dead of Israel: I have helped thee, saith the Lord: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel. I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shall thrash the mountains, and break…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. Memorial: Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: red

First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 25-31) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 103: 1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10) Gospel: (Matthew 11: 28-30)   First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 25-31) And to whom have ye likened me, or made me equal, saith the Holy One? Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these things: who bringeth out their host by number, and calleth them all by their names: by the greatness of his might, and strength, and power, not one of them was missing. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. 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) Zechariah 2: 14-17 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 shalt…

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Reading for Monday of the Second Week of Advent Year B. Memorial: Saint Damasus I, Pope. Liturgical Colour: violet/white

First Reading: (Isaiah 35: 1-10) 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 confirm the weak…

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Reading for the Second Sunday of Advent Year B. Liturgical Colour: violet

First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 85: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (8)) Second Reading: (2Peter 3: 8-14) Gospel: (Mark 1: 1-8)   First Reading: (Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11) 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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