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The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas - December 30, 2017

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Greta Stokes Tucker, Diocese of Pittsburgh
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Lectionary: 203
Reading 1 1 JN 2:12-17

I am writing to you, children,
because your sins have been forgiven for his name's sake.

I am writing to you, fathers,

The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas - December 29, 2017

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Deacon Mike Pawelek, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 202
Reading 1 1 JN 2:3-11

Beloved:
The way we may be sure that we know Jesus
is to keep his commandments.
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments

Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs - December 28, 2017

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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
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Lectionary: 698
Reading 1 1 JN 1:5—2:2

Beloved:
This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ
and proclaim to you:
God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist - December 27, 2017

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Jem Sullivan, PHD, Author, "The Beauty of Faith"
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Lectionary: 697
Reading 1 1 JN 1:1-4

Beloved:
What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands

Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr - December 26, 2017

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Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, STD, Diocese of Buffalo
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Lectionary: 696
Reading 1 ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59

Stephen, filled with grace and power,
was working great wonders and signs among the people.
Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) At the Vigil Mass - December 25, 2017

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Msgr. James C. Vlaun, TelecareTV.org
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Lectionary: 13
Reading 1 IS 62:1-5

For Zion's sake I will not be silent,
for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,
until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
and her victory like a burning torch.

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 24, 2017

Rev. Chris Lemieux, Archdiocese of Toronto

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Lectionary: 11
Reading 1 2 SM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16

When King David was settled in his palace,
and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,
he said to Nathan the prophet,
"Here I am living in a house of cedar,

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent - December 23, 2017

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Rev. Thomas Sparacino
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Lectionary: 199
Reading 1 MAL 3:1-4, 23-24

Thus says the Lord GOD:
Lo, I am sending my messenger
to prepare the way before me;
And suddenly there will come to the temple
the LORD whom you seek,

Friday of the Third Week of Advent - December 22, 2017

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Deacon Clinton Couch, Archdiocese of San Antonio
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Lectionary: 198
Reading 1 1 SM 1:24-28

In those days,
Hannah brought Samuel with her,
along with a three-year-old bull,
an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine,

Thursday of the Third Week of Advent - December 21, 2017

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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, FranciscanMedia.org
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Lectionary: 197
Reading 1 SG 2:8-14

Hark! my lover–here he comes
springing across the mountains,
leaping across the hills.
My lover is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Here he stands behind our wall,