Readings for the Week
December 2 - 9, 2018
Readings for Sunday, December 2:

Jer 33:14-16: Jeremiah reveals the promise of the Lord made to the House of Israel.  A shoot from David shall do what is right and just.  Judah and Jerusalem shall be safe. 

1 Thes 3:12-4:2:
Paul prays that the Lord will increase His love among the Thessalonians.  In turn they must live a life pleasing to God so that they may progress in the way of perfection. 

Lk 21:25-28, 34-36: Jesus tells His disciples that there will be signs for His second coming.  The sun, moon, stars, anguish among people, fright-these will warn of His coming.  They should watch, pray and stand secure before the Son of Man. 

Today’s Message: 
We must be on guard for the Day which is to come when all will be fulfilled.  As we await the coming of Christ, let us love one another, observing His covenant and decrees. 

Readings for Week of December 2:

Sunday           First Sunday of Advent:  Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

Monday           Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest:  Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 8:5-11

Tuesday          Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church:  Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17;
                         Lk 10:21-24

Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 15:29-37

Thursday        Saint Nicholas, Bishop:  Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27

Friday              Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church:  Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31

Saturday         Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1,
                         2-3ab, 3cd-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Sunday           Second Sunday of Advent:  Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6