Liturgical Calendar: December 2009


Liturgical Calendar



December 2009

Sunday's Readings: C                  Daily Readings: II



First Week of Advent
Tuesday, December 1st
I Week of Advent Time
Is 11, 1-10 / Lk 10, 21-24
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 71, 1-2. 7-8. 12-13. 17  
R/.  "Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever."
 

Wednesday, December 2nd
I Week of Advent Time
Is 25, 6-10a / Mt 15, 29-37
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 22, 1-3a. 3b-4. 5. 6
  
R/.  "I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life."


Thursday, December 3rd
I Week of Advent Time
Saint Francis Xavier, priest
Is 26, 1-6 / Mt 7, 21. 24-27
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 117, 1 y 8-9. 19-21. 25-27a  

R/.  "Blessed is  he who comes in the name of the Lord"

Friday, December 4th

I Week of Advent Time
Saint John Damascene, priest and  Doctor of the Church
Is 29, 17-24 / Mt 9, 27-31
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 26, 1. 4. 13-14
  
R/. "The Lord is mi light and my salvaion"


Saturday, December 5th
I Week of Advent Time
Is 30, 19-21. 23-26 / Mt 9, 35--10, 1. 6-8
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 146, 1-2. 3-4. 5-6  
R/.  "Blessed are all who wait for the Lord"

 Saint Francis Xavier

 Saint John Damascene



Second Week of Advent
Sunday, December 6th
II Week of Advent time  
Bar 5, 1-9 / Phil 1, 4-6.8-11 / Lk 3, 1-6
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 125, 1-2ab. 2cd.scd- 3. 4-5.6

R/. "The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy."
Saint Nicholas, Bishop


Monday, December 7th

II  Week of Advent Time
Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Is 35, 1-10 / Lk 5, 17-26
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 84, 9ab-10. 11-12. 13-14  
R/. "Our God will come to save us!"

Tuesday, December 8th
II  Week of Advent Time
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
Gen 3, 9-15. 20 / Eph 1, 3-6. 11-12  / Lk 1, 26-38

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 97, 1. 2-3ab. 3cd-4  

R/.  "Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds"


Wednesday, December 9th
II  Week of Advent Time
Saint Juan Diego, hermit
Is 40, 25-31 / Mt 11, 28-30
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 102, 1-2. 3-4. 8 y 10  

R/.  "O bless the Lord, my soul"


Thursday, December 10th
II  Week of Advent Time
Is 41, 13-20 / Mt 11, 11-15
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 144, 1 y 9. 10-11. 12-13ab  
R/. "The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness."

Friday, December 11th

II  Week of Advent Time
Saint Damasus I, Pope
Is 48, 17-19 / Mt 11, 16-19
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 1, 1-2. 3. 4 y 6  
R/. "Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life"


Saturday, December 12th
II  Week of Advent Time

Our Ldy of Guadalupe

Zec 2:14-17 or Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Lk 1:26-38 o 1:39-47
Responsorial Psalm: Jdt 13: 18 bcde, 19
R.- "You are the highest honor of our race"

Saint Ambrose


The Immaculate Conception

Saint Juan Diego

Our Lady of Guadalupe


Third Week of Advent
Sunday, December 13th
III Week of Advent Time 
 Zep 3, 14-18a / Phil 4, 4-7/ Lk 3, 10-18
Responsorial Psalm: Is. 12, 2-3. 4bcd, 5-6
R/. "Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel."
Saint Lucy, Virgin and martyr


Monday, December 14th
III Week of Advent Time
Saint John of the Cross, priest and Doctor of the Church
Nm 24, 2-7. 15-17 / Mt 21, 23-27 
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 24, 4-5ab. 6-7bc. 8-9
  
R/. "Teach me your ways, O Lord."


Tuesday, December 15th
III Week of Advent Time
Zep 3, 1-2. 9-13 / Mt 21, 28-32
Responsorial Psalm: Psl 33:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23
R/. "The Lord hears the cry of the poor"

Wednesday, December 16th
III Week of Advent Time
Is 45, 6-25 / Lk 7, 19-23
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 84: 9ab and 10,11-12, 13-14
R/. "Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior."


Thursday, December 17th
III Week of Advent Time
Gen 49, 2.8-10 / Mt 1, 1-17
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 71, 1-2. 12-13. 18-19  
R/. "Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever."
 


Friday, December 18th

III Week of Advent Time
Jer 23,5-8 / Mt 1, 18-25
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 71: 1-2, 12-13, 18-19
R/. 
"Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever." 

Saturday 19th
III Week of Advent Time
Jgs 13,2-7. 24-25a / Lk 1, 5-25
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 70: 3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17
R/.  "My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!"

 Saint Lucy

 Saint John of the Cross


Fourth Week of Advent
Sunday, December 20th
IV  Week of Advent Time  
Mi 5, 1-4a / Heb 10, 5-10 / Lk 1, 39-45
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 79, 2ac and 3b. 15-16. 18-19  
R/.  "Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved"


Monday, December 21st
IV  Week of Advent Time  

Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Sg 2,8-14 / Lk 1, 39-45
Responsorial Psalm: Sal 32: 2-3, 11-12, 20-21
R/.  "Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song."


Tuesday, December 22nd
IV  Week of Advent Time  
1 Sm 1, 24-28 / Lk 1, 46-56
Responsorial Psalm: 1Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7,8abcd
R/.  "My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior"

Wednesday, December 23rd
IV  Week of Advent Time  
Saint John Cantius, priest
Mal 3, 1-4.23-24 /Lk 1, 57-66
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 24: 4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14
R/.  "Lift up your heads and see; your redemption in near at hand."

Thursday, December 24th
IV  Week of Advent Time    
2 Sm 7, 1-5.8b-12.14a.16 / Lk 1, 67-79
Responsorial Psalm: Sal 88: 2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29
R/.  "
Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord"

At the Vigil Mass
Is 62, 1-5 / Acts 13, 16-17. 22-25 / Mt 1, 1-25
Responsorial Psalm: Sal 88, 4-5. 16-17. 27 y 29
R./ "Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord."

Friday, December 25th 
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Mass at Midnight
Is 9, 1-3.5-6 /Ti 2, 11-14 / Lk 2, 1-14
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 95: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
R/.  "Today is born our Savior, Christ he Lord"

Mass at Dawn
Is 62, 11-12 /Ti 3, 4-7 / Lk 2, 15-20
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 96: 1, 6, 11-12
R/.  "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us"

Mass during the day
Is 52, 7-10 / Heb 1, 1-6 / Jn 1, 1-18
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 97: 1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
R/.  "All the ands of the earth have seen the saving power of God"


Saturday, December 26th
Saint Stephen, First Martyr
Acts 6, 8-10: 7, 54-60 / Mt 10, 17-22
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 30: 3cd-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17

R/. "Into your hans , O Lord, I commend my spirit"
 
Saint Peter Canisius

 Saint John Cantius

 
Saint Stephen


Holy Family
Sunday, December  27th
Holy Family
Sir 3,12-21 / Col 3: 12-21 / Lk 2, 41-52
Responsorial Psaml: Ps 127, 1-2. 3. 4-5
R/. " Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways"
Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist


Monday, December 28th

Fourth Day in the Octave of Christmas
The Holy Innocents, martyrs
1 Jn 1, 5-2,2 / Mt 2, 13-18
Responsorial  Psalm: Ps 123: 2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8 
R/.  "Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler's snare."

Tuesday, December 29th
Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop and martyr
1  Jn 2, 3-11 / Lk 2, 22-35
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 95: 1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6
R/.  "Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!"

Wednesday, December 30th
Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas
1 Jn 2, 12-17 / Lk 2, 36-40
Responsorial Psaml: Ps 95: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
R/.  "Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice"

Thursday, December 31st
Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas
Saint Sylvester I, Pope

1 Jn 2, 18-21 / Jn 1, 1-18
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 95: 1-2, 11-12, 13
R/.  "Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!"

Saint John Apostle

Saint Thomas Becket

Saint Sylvester I








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