Wrapping up the Christmas Season

Jan. 7  IJn 3:22–4:6  Ps 2:7-8, 10-12a  Mt 4:12-17,23-25

Jan. 8  IJn 4:7-10  Ps 72:1-4,7-8  Mk 6:34-44

Jan. 9  IJn 4:11-18  Ps 72:1-2,10,12-13  Mk 6:45-52

Jan. 10  IJn 4: 10–5:4  Ps 72:1,2,14,15,17  Lk 4:14-22

Jan. 11  IJn 5:5-13  Ps 147:12-15,19-20  Lk 5:12-16

IJn 5:14-21  Ps 149:1-6,9  Jn 3:22-30

Most of the listed reading will not be read this year; I’ve included them in the Blog as IJohn is such a wonderful book of the Bible.  Sunday, Jan.9 is the Feast of the Baptism of The Lord which is the first Sunday in Ordinary time. The Christmas Season is finished.

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The Second Sunday of Christmas or Epiphany

Sir 24: 1-2, 8-12. Ps 147: 12-15,19-20. Eph 1:3-6,15-18 Jn 1:1-18

Is 60:1-6 Ps 72:1-2,7-8,10-13 Eph 3:2-6 Mt 2:1-12

and…..

Jan 3 IJn 2:29–3:6. Ps 98:1-6. Jn 1:29-34

Jan 4. IJn 3:7-10. Ps 98:1,7-9 Jn 1:35-42

Jan 5 IJn 3:11-21 Ps 100:1-5. Jn 1:43-51

Jan 6 IJn 5:5-13 Ps 147:12-15,19-20 Mk 1:7-11 or Lk 3:23-38

Jan 7 IJn 5:14-21 Ps 149:1-6,9 Jn 2:1-11

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Daily Readings on Universalis

You can give a man a fish…..

Find the daily readings at Universalis!

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The Octave of Christmas

The eight days starting Dec. 25 and ending Jan. 1 are designated as “The Octave of Christmas”.

Dec. 25 Christmas

Dec. 26  St. Stephen  Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Ps 31:3-8,16,17  Mt 10:17-22 or

The Feast of the Holy Family  Sir 3:2-6, 12-14  Ps 128:1-5  Col 3:12-21 and

Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3 Heb 11:8,11,12,17,18 ISam 1:20-22,24-28 IJn 3:1,2,21-24

may also be used for the second reading. (Underline all.)

Gospel  Mt 2:13-15, 19-23  or Lk 2:22-40  or Lk 2:41-52

Dec.27  St. John, Apostle IJn 1:1-4  Ps 97: 1,2,5,6,11,12 Jn 20:1-8

Dec. 28  The Holy Innocents IJn 1:5–2:2  Ps 124:2-8  Mt 2:13-18

Dec. 29  IJn 2:3-11  Ps 96 1-3,5-6  Lk 2:22-35

Dec. 30  IJn 2:12-17  Ps 96:7-10  Lk 2:36-40

Dec. 31  IJn 2:18-21  Ps 96: 1,2,11,12,13  Jn 1:1-18

Jan. 1 Mary, Mother of God Nm 6:22-27 Ps 67:2-8 Gal 4:4-7 Lk 2:16-21

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Please go back to the November Archives for the 12 Days of Christmas.  Day 1 is Christmas Day.  God Bless Us, Everyone.

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Christmas “Day”

Thank you whoever did this!  On the 24th and 25th of December, the Liturgy of the Word unfolds.  Underline these verses and enjoy, prayerfully.

Season of Christmas

Vigil Mass:  Is 62:1-5  Ps 89:4,5.16,17,27,29  Acts 13:16,17, 22-25  Mt 1:1-25

Mass at Midnight:  Is 9:1-6 Ps 96:1-3,11-13 Ti 2:11-14  Lk 2:1-14

Mass at Dawn: Is 62:11-42 Ps 97:1,6,11,12 Ti 3:4-7  Lk 2:15-20

Mass during the Day: Is 57:7-10 Ps 98:1-6 Heb 1:1-6 Jn 1:1-18

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“Jesus Christ is coming to Town”

I am not irreverent! I am happy! It is Christmas!  Underline and pray and remember these familiar Gospel scriptures and add some Old Testament, Psalms, and Letters to it.  Merry Christ-mas.

Dec. 17  Gen 49:2,8-10  Ps 72  Mt 1-17

Dec. 18  Jer 23:5-8  Ps 72  Mt 1:18-25

Dec. 19  Jgs 13:2-7,24-25  Ps 71  Lk 1:5-25

Dec. 20 Is 7:10-14  Ps 24  Lk 1:26-38

Dec. 21  Sg 2:8-14  or Zep 3:14-18  Ps 33  Lk 1:39-45

Dec. 22  1Sam 1:24-28  1Sam 2:1-8  Lk 1:46-56

Dec. 23  Mal 3:1-4,23-24  Ps 25  Lk 1:57-66

Dec. 24  2Sam 7-16  Ps 89:2-5  Lk 1:67-79

And the blossoming of Christmas Eve through Christmas Day… NEXT!

Merry Christ-mass.

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