Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
1 John 3:7-10
The Christmas Event & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1 John 2:22-28
The anticipatory season of Advent gave way to the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The celebration of the feast of the Holy Family helped us to remember that Jesus grew in age, wisdom and grace. The new year, just begun, has also reminded us that we, too are surely growing in age, perhaps in wisdom and hopefully in grace.
1 John 2:18-21
John 1: 1-18
"In the beginning was the Word…"
It’s the last day of the year and the eve of a new one. For many of us, this means it’s a time of reflection…a time to look back and a time to look forward.
Our Gospel today is about BEGINNINGS. God is good at beginnings.
John 2: 3-11
Feast of the Holy Innocents
Feast of Saint John the Evangelist
1 John 1:1-4
John 20:1a, 2-8
Feast of Saint Stephen
Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59
When shepherds return to their fields,
When angel voices are silent,
When the star leaves the sky,
When the wise men journey home,
This is when Christmas begins.
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
1 Samuel 1:24-28
"My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior."
1 Samuel 2:1
At daily mass, we have recently read about Mary’s visitation from the angel, her "Yes" to God, and today her beautiful prayer, the magnificat, after being welcomed by her cousin Elizabeth.
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16