In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning......
December 2016 ~ Daily Reflection on the Mass Readings

2016-12-31 (John 1:1–18)7th Day of the Christmas Octave・Saturday
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning......

2016-12-30 (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23)6th Day of the Christmas Octave・Friday
When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and......

2016-12-29 (Luke 2:22–35)5th Day of the Christmas Octave・Thursday
When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem......

2016-12-28 (Matthew 2:13–18)The Holy Innocents, Martyrs・Wednesday
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up......

2016-12-27 (John 20:2–8)Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist・Tuesday
Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved......

2016-12-26 (Matthew 10:17–22)St Stephen, First Martyr・Monday
Jesus said, “Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues......

2016-12-25 (John 1:1–18)The Nativity of the Lord
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came......

2016-12-24 (Luke 1:67–79)4th Week of Advent・Saturday
Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: “Blessed be the Lord God of......

2016-12-23 (Luke 1:57–66)4th Week of Advent・Friday
Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his......

2016-12-22 (Luke 1:46–56)4th Week of Advent・Thursday
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor......

2016-12-21 (Luke 1:39–45)4th Week of Advent・Wednesday
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah......

2016-12-20 (Luke 1:26–38)4th Week of Advent・Tuesday
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man......

2016-12-19 (Luke 1:5–25)4th Week of Advent・Monday
In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah......

2016-12-18 (Matthew 1:18–24)Fourth Sunday of Advent
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph......

2016-12-17 (Matthew 1:1–17)3rd Week of Advent・Saturday
An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac......

2016-12-16 (John 5:33–36)3rd Week of Advent・Friday
Jesus said, “You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. Not that I accept such human testimony......

2016-12-15 (Luke 7:24–30)3rd Week of Advent・Thursday
When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into ......

2016-12-14 (Luke 7:18–23)3rd Week of Advent・Wednesday
At that time, John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait......

2016-12-13 (Matthew 21:28–32)3rd Week of Advent・Tuesday
Jesus said, “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in......

2016-12-12 (Luke 1:26–38)3rd Week of Advent・Monday
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged ......

2016-12-11 (Matthew 11:2–11)Third Sunday of Advent
When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him.......

2016-12-10 (Matthew 17:10–13)2nd Week of Advent・Saturday
The disciples asked Jesus, “Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He replied, “Elijah is indeed coming......

2015-12-09 (Luke 19:1-10)Consecration of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception・2nd Week of Advent・Friday
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich......

2016-12-08 (Luke 1:26–38)The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary・2nd Week of Advent・Thursday
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man.......

2016-12-07 (Matthew 11:28–30)2nd Week of Advent・Wednesday
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you......

2016-12-06 (Matthew 18:12–14)2nd Week of Advent・Tuesday
Jesus said, “What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundredsh eep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the......

2016-12-05 (Luke 5:17–26)2nd Week of Advent・Monday
One day, while Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting nearby (they had come from everyvillage of Galilee and Judea......

2016-12-04 (Matthew 3:1–12)Second Sunday of Advent
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven h as come near......

2016-12-03 (Mark 16:15-20)St Francis Xavier Feast・1st Week of Advent・Saturday
And Jesus said to the disciples, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. The one who......

2016-12-02 (Matthew 9:27–31)1st Week of Advent・Friday
As Jesus went on his way, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house.....

2016-12-01 (Matthew 7:21,24–27)1st Week of Advent・Thursday
Jesus said to the people, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who......

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