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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 6-December-2022

    12/06/2022 4:25:39 AM PST · by annalex · 9 replies
    6 December 2022Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent Saint Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church North Dighton, MA Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 40:1-11 ©Consolations from the heart of Jerusalem‘Console my people, console them’says your God.‘Speak to the heart of Jerusalemand call to herthat her time of service is ended,that her sin is atoned for,that she has received from the hand of the Lorddouble punishment for all her crimes.’A voice cries, ‘Prepare in the wildernessa way for the Lord.Make a straight highway for our Godacross the desert.Let every valley be filled in,every mountain and hill be laid...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 6-December-2022

    12/06/2022 4:02:48 AM PST · by annalex
    6 December 2022Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent Saint Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church North Dighton, MA Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 40:1-11 ©Consolations from the heart of Jerusalem‘Console my people, console them’says your God.‘Speak to the heart of Jerusalemand call to herthat her time of service is ended,that her sin is atoned for,that she has received from the hand of the Lorddouble punishment for all her crimes.’A voice cries, ‘Prepare in the wildernessa way for the Lord.Make a straight highway for our Godacross the desert.Let every valley be filled in,every mountain and hill be laid...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 5-December-2022

    12/05/2022 6:34:57 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    5 December 20222Monday of the 2nd week of Advent San Saba Church, Rome Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 35:1-10 ©The return of the redeemed through the desertLet the wilderness and the dry-lands exult,let the wasteland rejoice and bloom,let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil,let it rejoice and sing for joy.The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it,the splendour of Carmel and Sharon;they shall see the glory of the Lord,the splendour of our God.Strengthen all weary hands,steady all trembling kneesand say to all faint hearts,‘Courage! Do not be afraid.‘Look, your God is coming,vengeance is coming,the retribution of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 4-December-2022

    12/04/2022 10:05:29 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    4 December 2022 2nd Sunday of Advent Old Mission Santa Barbara, CA Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 11:1-10 ©A shoot springs from the stock of JesseA shoot springs from the stock of Jesse,a scion thrusts from his roots:on him the spirit of the Lord rests,a spirit of wisdom and insight,a spirit of counsel and power,a spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.(The fear of the Lord is his breath.)He does not judge by appearances,he gives no verdict on hearsay,but judges the wretched with integrity,and with equity gives a verdict for the poor of the...
  • "A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent, on Isaiah 11:1-10)

    12/03/2022 1:13:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 4, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse” (Isaiah 11:1-10) Maybe when you heard today’s Old Testament Reading, from Isaiah, you were thinking: “Shoot? Fruit? Root? What in the world is Isaiah talking about? And who is this Jesse fellow? And what could all this possibly have to do with me?” Well, it has everything to do with you, so let’s listen now as Isaiah tells us about “A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse.” Our text is the reading from Isaiah chapter 11. The prophet begins: “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse.” Who is this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 3-December-2022

    12/03/2022 9:01:47 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    3 December 2022 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest on Saturday of the 1st week of Advent St Francis Xavier, Rome Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: A(I).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst readingIsaiah 30:19-21,23-26 ©The Lord God will be gracious to you and hear your cryThus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: People of Zion, you will live in Jerusalem and weep no more. He will be gracious to you when he hears your cry; when he hears he will answer. When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 2-December-2022

    12/02/2022 4:14:17 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    2 December 2022Friday of the 1st week of Advent Saint Bibiana Church, Rome Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 29:17-24 ©In a very short time, the deaf will hear and the eyes of the blind will seeThe Lord says this:In a short time, a very short time,shall not Lebanon become fertile landand fertile land turn into forest?The deaf, that day,will hear the words of a bookand, after shadow and darkness,the eyes of the blind will see.But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even moreand the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;for tyrants shall be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 1-December-2022

    12/01/2022 5:11:58 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    1 December 2022Thursday of the 1st week of Advent Church of Saint-Éloi, Dunkirk, France Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 26:1-6 ©Open the gates; let the upright nation come inThat day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah:We have a strong city;to guard us he has setwall and rampart about us.Open the gates! Let the upright nation come in,she, the faithful onewhose mind is steadfast, who keeps the peace,because she trusts in you.Trust in the Lord for ever,for the Lord is the everlasting Rock;he has brought low those who lived high upin the steep citadel;he...
  • "Three Saints of Advent: St. Andrew, Apostle" (Sermon on John 1:35-42a and Matthew 4:18-20)

    11/30/2022 7:31:14 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 30, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Three Saints of Advent: St. Andrew, Apostle” (John 1:35-42a; Matthew 4:18-20) When churches have midweek Advent or Lenten services, usually the pastor tries to come up with a theme that will tie the services together. This year, in looking at the calendar for Advent, I noticed something about the dates for our midweek services. The first three Wednesdays are November 30, December 7, and December 14. Which got me to thinking: November 30 is the Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle. December 7 is the Commemoration of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and one of the great Church Fathers. December 14...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 30-November-2022

    11/30/2022 4:23:35 AM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 Saint Andrew, Apostle Feast St Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Red. Year: A(I).First readingRomans 10:9-18 ©Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of ChristIf your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in him will have no cause for shame, it makes no...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 29-November-2022

    11/29/2022 5:52:42 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    29 November 2022Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent Tomb of Saint Saturnin in Basilique Saint-Sernin in Toulouse: Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 11:1-10 ©A shoot springs from the stock of JesseA shoot springs from the stock of Jesse,a scion thrusts from his roots:on him the spirit of the Lord rests,a spirit of wisdom and insight,a spirit of counsel and power,a spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.(The fear of the Lord is his breath.)He does not judge by appearances,he gives no verdict on hearsay,but judges the wretched with integrity,and with equity gives a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 28-November-2022

    11/28/2022 4:10:03 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    28 November 2022Monday of the 1st week of Advent Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Paris, France. Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 4:2-6 ©The fruit of the earth shall be the pride and adornment of Israel's survivorsThat day, the branch of the Lordshall be beauty and glory,and the fruit of the earthshall be the pride and adornmentof Israel’s survivors.Those who are left of Zionand remain of Jerusalemshall be called holyand those left in Jerusalem, noted down for survival.When the Lord has washed awaythe filth of the daughter of Zionand cleansed Jerusalem of the blood shed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 28-November-2022

    11/28/2022 3:55:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 28th November 2022
    28th November 2022Monday of the 1st week of Advent Chapel of The Miraculous Medal, Paris, FranceReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet First readingIsaiah 4:2-6 ©The fruit of the earth shall be the pride and adornment of Israel's survivorsThat day, the branch of the Lordshall be beauty and glory,and the fruit of the earthshall be the pride and adornmentof Israel’s survivors.Those who are left of Zionand remain of Jerusalemshall be called holyand those left in Jerusalem, noted down for survival.When the Lord has washed awaythe filth of the daughter of Zionand cleansed Jerusalem of the blood shed in herwith the blast of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 27-November-2022

    11/26/2022 7:59:18 AM PST · by annalex · 14 replies
    27 November 2022 1st Sunday of Advent Parish Church of Saint Virgil, Rattenberg, Austria Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet. Year: A(I).First readingIsaiah 2:1-5 ©The Lord gathers all nations together into the eternal peace of God's kingdomThe vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, concerning Judah and Jerusalem.In the days to comethe mountain of the Temple of the Lordshall tower above the mountainsand be lifted higher than the hills.All the nations will stream to it,peoples without number will come to it; and they will say: ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God...
  • "Come, Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent, on Isaiah 2:1-5)

    11/25/2022 3:09:40 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 27, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Come, Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:1-5) “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD.” The prophet Isaiah says that this is what many peoples, many nations, will say in the latter days. “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob.” And this is what we say--yes, you and I--this is what we say in these latter days, because this is equivalent to saying, “Come, let us go to church.” Really? Yes, really! Because this now--this place, the church--this is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 24-Dec-2021; Christmas Eve

    12/24/2021 9:57:59 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    Friday 24 December 2021, Christmas Eve Cathedral of Spoleto, Eucharistic chapel Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First reading2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-12,14,16 ©Your House and your sovereignty will always stand secure before meOnce David had settled into his house and the Lord had given him rest from all the enemies surrounding him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, ‘Look, I am living in a house of cedar while the ark of God dwells in a tent.’ Nathan said to the king, ‘Go and do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you.’ But that very night the word...
  • This Advent, Let Your Presence Be Your Present

    12/23/2021 8:36:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2021 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the celebration of Christ's birth. While much Christmas hype is focused on the day itself and the gifts to be purchased and exchanged, Christmas is better thought of as a process, a time to be savored, day by day, week by week, rather than rushed through to the end. Even though we are at the end of Advent (It started on Nov. 28 and ends on Dec. 24.), there is still time to savor the few days left. The joy of Christmas Day comes not simply from the opening of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 23-Dec-2021

    12/23/2021 6:45:12 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    Thursday 23 December 2021 St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago. Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingMalachi 3:1-4,23-24 ©Before my day comes, I will send you Elijah my prophetThe Lord God says this: Look, I am going to send my messenger to prepare a way before me. And the Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter his Temple; and the angel of the covenant whom you are longing for, yes, he is coming, says the Lord of Hosts. Who will be able to resist the day of his coming? Who will remain standing when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 22-Dec-2021

    12/22/2021 5:43:47 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    Wednesday 22 December 2021 The National Shrine of St Frances Xavier Cabrini Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First reading1 Samuel 1:24-28 ©This is the child I prayed for: he is made over to the Lord.When Hannah had weaned the infant Samuel, she took him up with her together with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the temple of the Lord at Shiloh; and the child was with them. They slaughtered the bull and the child’s mother came to Eli. She said, ‘If you please, my lord. As you live, my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 21-Dec-2021

    12/21/2021 5:28:40 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    December 21, 2021 Tuesday 21 December 2021 St. Perter Canisius International Catholic Parish, Jakarta Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Violet.First readingSong of Songs 2:8-14 ©See how my Beloved comes, leaping on the mountainsI hear my Beloved.See how he comesleaping on the mountains,bounding over the hills.My Beloved is like a gazelle,like a young stag.See where he standsbehind our wall.He looks in at the window,he peers through the lattice.My Beloved lifts up his voice,he says to me,‘Come then, my love,my lovely one, come.For see, winter is past,the rains are over and gone.The flowers appear on the earth.The season of glad songs has come,the...