Friday, January 1 ~ Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God ~ A Holy Day of Obligation ~   Holy Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant...
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Thursday, December 31, 2015 ~ Octave of Christmas Saint Sylvester I, Pope   Holy Gospel: John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 ~ Octave of Christmas   Holy Gospel: Luke 2:26-30  There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 ~ Octave of Christmas Saint Thomas Beckett, Bishop and Martyr   Holy Gospel: Luke 2:22-35 When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, They took him up to Jerusalem to...
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“We are not perfectly free until we live in pure hope. For when our hope is pure, it no longer trusts exclusively in human and visible means, nor rests in any visible end. He who hopes in God trusts God,...
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Friday, December 25, 2015 Solemnity of Christmas ~ The Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ   Holy Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 (Revised Standard Version translation) In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be...
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Thursday, December 24, 2015 ~ Fourth Week in the Season of Advent Christmas Eve – Daytime Gospel   Holy Gospel: Luke 1:67-69 Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 ~ Fourth Week in the Season of Advent Saint John of Kanty, Priest   Holy Gospel: Luke 1:57-66 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors...
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  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 ~ Fourth Week in the Season of Advent   Holy 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...
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  “At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God into the world. We look especially at His birth at Bethlehem and we see how that birth reveals to us the infinite mercy of God. But at the same moment we...
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