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1st Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 4

 1st Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 4

Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26 / Matthew 9:35 - 10:1, 6-8    

Isaiah foresees more things; When you cry out, he will answer you.

1st Week of Advent, Tuesday, Nov 30

  1st Week of Advent, Tuesday, Nov 30

Isaiah 11:1-10 / Luke 10:21-24

The Spirit rests upon him; He will defend the rights of the helpless.

1st Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 3

 1st Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 3

Isaiah 29:17-24 / Matthew 9:27-31                  

Isaiah talks about messianic times; Then the eyes of the blind will see.

1st Week of Advent, Thursday, Dec 2

 1st Week of Advent, Thursday, Dec 2

Isaiah 26:1-6 / Matthew 7:221, 24-27    

There will be a day of reckoning; He humbles those who are proud.

Advent 2 Sunday C: Prepare the Way of the Lord


Michel de VerteuilGeneral Comments
John the BOn the second and third Sundays of Advent, the church gives us John the Baptist as a model of someone who knows how to wait.

1st Week of Advent, Wednesday, Dec 1

 1st Week of Advent, Wednesday, Dec 1

Isaiah 25:6-10 / Matthew 15:29-37

The Lord will feast his people; He will wipe away all tears.

St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions and Missionaries, Dec 3

 St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions and Missionaries, Dec 3

1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 / Mark 16:15-20 

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St Francis Xavier, the Co-patron of India and of all missions and missionaries all over the world.

1st Week of Advent: Nov 29-Dec 4:

 1st Week: Nov 29-Dec 4:

 Nov 29 Monday: 

Context: Jesus’ healing of the centurion’s slave, described in today’s Gospel, shows us how God listens to our Faith-filled prayers and meets our needs. Centurions were reliable, commanding, brave captains in charge of 100 soldiers. They were used to giving and receiving commands.

Advent 1 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Introduction by the Celebrant:

A. Happy New Year! Yes, advent marks the beginning of the Church’s calendar. The Church once again invites us to a period of waiting, hope and expectation.

B. Waiting in Tension:  "Stand erect, hold your heads high." This is the message the Lord speaks to us on this First Sunday of Advent. There are terrible civil wars, there is famine in many parts of the world, and there are millions of refugees seeking safety. Yet our Lord assures us that we should keep up our hope and expectations, for he is still with us and near to us. Be attentive to his presence, not only here in the Eucharist but also in the life of every day. 

1st Week of Advent, Monday, Nov 29

 1st Week of Advent, Monday, Nov 29

Isaiah 2:1-3 / Matthew 8:5-11

Isaiah looks to the future; All nations will live in peace. 

St. Andrew, Apostle, Tuesday, Nov 30

 Romans 10:9-18 / Matthew 4:18-22

 Confess that Jesus is Lord: Believe that God raised Jesus from death. 

 Fred Smith was a famous biochemist at the University of Minnesota. He was also an agnostic. One day, to placate a friend, he agreed to attend a religious service. Although he disliked the singing and the sermon, he was struck deeply by one sentence from the Scripture reading: "If you confess that Jesus is lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved." Romans 10:9.

34th Week, Saturday, Nov 27

34th Week, Saturday, Nov 27

Daniel 7:15-27 / Luke 21:34-36

Daniel prophesies good news; “God's kingdom will win out in the end.”

Thanksgiving (US): Nov 25

Introduction: Today is a day of national thanksgiving in the USA 1) for the blessings and protection God has given us. 2) for our democratic government and prosperity, we enjoy 3) for our freedom of speech and religion, and 4) for the generosity and goodwill of our people.

34th Week, Friday, Nov 26

34th Week, Friday, Nov 26

Daniel 7:2-14 / Luke 21:29-33      

Daniel has a remarkable vision; He saw a being coming on the clouds.

34th Week, Thursday, Nov 25

34th Week, Thursday, Nov 25

Daniel 6:12-28 / Luke 21:20-28             

Daniel is thrown into the lions' den; God rescued Daniel.

34th Week: Nov 22-27:

 34th Week: Nov 22-27:

Nov 22 Monday (St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr) 

Christ The King - 34th Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see Second Reading)
All blessings to you from Jesus Christ,
our saving Lord and king,
the beginning and end of all that is,
who is and who was and who is to come.
His peace and grace be always with you. R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant

Advent 1 Sunday C: Signs, Be Vigilant



Michel DeVerteuil

Textual Comments

The gospel readings for Advent each year invite us to meditate on the mystery of waiting, and they do it by presenting us with stories of great people who knew how to wait. On the first Sunday, Jesus himself is the model as he taught his followers the spirituality of “waiting in joyful hope”.

34th Week, Wednesday, Nov 24

34th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, Nov 24

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 / Luke 21:12-19                   

Words appear on the palace wall; Daniel explained the words.

34th Week, Tuesday, Nov 23

 34th Week, Tuesday, Nov 23

Daniel 2:31-45 / Luke 21:5-11    

The king has a strange dream; Daniel interpreted the king's dream.

34th Week, Monday, Nov 22

  34th Week, Monday, Nov 22

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20 / Luke 21:1-4

Daniel remains faithful; God rewarded Daniel.

33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 20

 33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 20

1 Maccabees 6:3-13 / Luke 20:27-40

Antiochus dies grief-stricken; He paid dearly for his sins against Israel.

33rd Week, Friday, Nov 19

 33rd Week, Friday, Nov 19

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59 / Luke 19:45-48

Judas goes to Jerusalem; He purified and rededicated the Temple.

33rd Week, Thursday, Nov 18

33rd Week, Thursday, Nov 18

1 Maccabees 2:15-29 / Luke 19:41-44

Mattathias and his sons flee; They left everything for their faith.

33rd Week: Nov 15-20:

 33rd Week: Nov 15-20: 

 Nov 15 Monday (St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor of the Church): 

33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 17

 33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 17

2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31 / Luke 19:11-28

Seven brothers are martyred; Their mother exhorted them to persevere.

Christ the King -34th Sunday

 
Introduction: It was Pope Pius XI who brought the Feast of Christ the King into the liturgy in 1925, to bring Christ, his rule and Christian values back into lives of Christians, into society and into politics.

33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 16

 33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 16

2 Maccabees 6:18-31 / Luke 19:1-10  

Old Eleazar is martyred; He left an example to the young.

33rd Week, Monday, Nov 15

 33rd Week, Monday, Nov 15

1 Macc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64 / Luke 18:35-43

Antiochus becomes king; He threatened Israel's faith.

32nd Week, Saturday, Nov 13

 32nd Week, Saturday, Nov 13

Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9 / Luke 18:1-8

The sea becomes a dry road; Israel saw what God did and rejoiced.

32nd Week, Friday, Nov 12

  32nd Week, Friday, Nov 12

Wisdom 13:1-9 / Luke 17:26-37  

They have gone astray; They saw creation but missed the creator

32nd Week, Thursday, Nov 11

32nd Week, Thursday, Nov 11

Wisdom 7:22-8:1 / Luke 17:20-25

Wisdom is all-seeing; Wisdom defeats wickedness.

32nd Week, Wednesday, November 10

32nd Week, Wednesday, November 10

Wisdom 6:1-11 / Luke 17:11-19

Desire God's word; Seek God's wisdom.

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 / 1 Cor 3:9-11, 16-17 / John 2:13-22 

We are God's chosen people; He called us out of darkness into light.

33 Sunday B - End Times - Parousia

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32nd Week: Nov 8-13:

 32nd Week: Nov 8-13: 

Nov 8 Monday:

The context: In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus gives us two warnings: 1) We should not give scandal to anyone. 2) We need to practice unconditional forgiveness. Jesus also stresses our need for trusting Faith in God’s power if we are to avoid giving scandal and to practice forgiveness.

32nd Week, Monday, November 8th

  32nd Week, Monday, November 8th

Wisdom 1:1-7 / Luke 17:1-6

Wisdom is a kindly spirit; God's wisdom pervades everything.

31st Week, Saturday, Nov 6

 31st Week, Saturday, Nov 6

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27 / Luke 16:9-15

Paul talks about community; Greet one another lovingly.

31st Week, Friday, Nov 5

  31st Week, Friday, Nov 5

Romans 15:14-21 / Luke 16:1-8 

Paul talks about his ministry; My mission is to the Gentiles.

31st Week, Thursday, Nov 4

 31st Week, Thursday, Nov 4

Romans 14:7-12 / Luke 15:1-10       

Our lives belong to God; We'll have to give an account to him.