December 31, 2013

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The Gospel Today  The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas John 1:1-18 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 to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be […]

December 30, 2013

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The Gospel Today  The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas Luke 2:36-40 There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the […]

December 29, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph MT 2:13-15, 19-23 When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going […]

December 28, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs Matthew 2:13-18 When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child […]

December 27, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist John 20:1A and 2-8 On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they […]

December 26, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr Matthew 10:17-22 Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they […]

December 25, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord John 1:1-18 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 to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through […]

December 24, 2013

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The Gospel Today Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent Luke 1:67-79 Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of […]

December 23, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent  Luke 1:57-66 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day […]

December 22, 2013

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The Gospel Today  Fourth Sunday of Advent  Matthew 1:18-24 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her […]