Monthly Archives: December 2012

7th Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

1 John 2:18-21; Psalm 96:1-2, 11-13;John 1:1-18 7th Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord “To those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.” (John 1:12)   “What are your New Year’s … Continue reading

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21;Luke 2:41-52 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph “Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” (Luke 2:48)   Great anxiety indeed! Jesus had been missing for three … Continue reading

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Audio Readings December 28, 2012 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

1 John 1:5–2:2; Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8;Matthew 2:13-18   “… Rachel weeping for her children.” (Matthew 2:18)   The flight of the Holy Family into Egypt and Herod’s massacre of innocent children is a dramatic illustration of the battle between darkness … Continue reading

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Audio Readings December 26, 2012 Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

1 John 1:1-4; Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12;John 20:1-8 “He saw and believed.” (John 20:8) Mary Magdalene’s report of an empty tomb was so troubling that Peter and John left the safety of the upper room to investigate. John got there … Continue reading

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Audio Readings December 26, 2012 Saint Stephen, The First Martyr

Saint Stephen, The First Martyr Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59;Psalm 31:3-4, 6, 8, 16-17; Matthew 10:17-22 “Stephen, filled with the Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God.” (Acts 7:55)   What would you have done if you … Continue reading

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6 ; John 1:1-18 Merry Christmas! Finally, our Advent preparations are over. Now we can celebrate Jesus, the Word … Continue reading

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Audio Readings December 24, 2012 4th Week of Advent

  2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16;Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29; Luke 1:67-79 4th Week of Advent “He will establish a house for you.” (2 Samuel 7:11)   King David was grateful for God’s blessing and protection. He looked around his … Continue reading

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