Readings for the Week
December 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Readings for Sunday, December 26:

1 Sm 1:20-22,24-28: 
This reading teaches us that motherhood and life are a gift of God. T he presence of
children in a family signals the continuation of life and manifests the newness of Godís love, which gives
origin to ever new creatures.

1 Jn 3:1-2, 21-24: 
Every family must be a mirror of the divine love because the root of every genuine love
is God.  Therefore, members of a family should deal lovingly with one another.

Lk 2:41-52: 
Jesus and His parents go to Jerusalem for the Passover. Upon returning, Jesus is separated
from them.  Mary and Joseph find Him in the temple teaching.  When Mary asked why, Jesus replied that He
must be doing His Fatherís work.  Jesus returned with Mary and Joseph to Nazareth.

Todayís Message: 
Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God as witnessed by the Holy Family.



Readings for Week of  December 26:

Sunday                Fourth Sunday of Advent:  Mi 5:1-4a; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45

Monday               
Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38

Tuesday               Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church:  Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a;
                              Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45

Wednesday        
1 Sm 1:24-28; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd; Lk 1:46-56

Thursday             Saint John of Kanty, Priest: 
Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14; Lk 1:57-66

Friday                   2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29; Lk 1:67-79
                              Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 or Mt 1:18-25

Saturday              The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Night: 
Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13; 
                              Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14
                              Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20
                              Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or Jn 1:1-5, 9-14

Sunday                 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: 
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or 1
                              Sm 1:20-22, 24-28; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 or Ps 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10; Col 3:12-21 or
                              Col 3:12-17 or 1 Jn 3:1-2, 21-24; Lk 2:41-52



     
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