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Mass readings

(Courtesy John Aron)

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week IV

Sunday, December 22: The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Is 7:10-1; Ps 24; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24
Monday, December 23: Weekday of Advent, St John of Kanty
Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps 25; Lk 1:57-66
Tuesday, December 24: Weekday of Advent
2 Sm 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16; Ps 89; Lk 1:67-79
Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18
Thursday, December 26: St Stephen
Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31; Mt 10:17-22
Friday, December 27: St John the Apostle
1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97; Jn 20:1A and 2-8
Saturday, December 28: The Holy Innocents
1 Jn 1:5 – 2:2; Ps 124; Mt 2:13-18

Extraordinary Form

Sunday, December 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent
1 Cor 4:1-5; Lk 3:1-6
Monday, December 23: Feria
Readings of Sunday repeated
Tuesday, December 24: Vigil of Christmas
Rom 1:1-6; Mt 1:18-21
Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Midnight Mass Titus 2:11-15; Lk 2:1-14
Dawn Mass Titus 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20
Day Mass Heb 1:1-12; Jn 1:1-14
Thursday, December 26: St Stephen
Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-60; Mt 23:34-39
Friday, December 27: St John the Apostle
Ecclus 15:1-6; Jn 21:19-24
Saturday, December 28: Holy Innocents
Apoc 14:1-5; Mt 2:13-18

Compiled by the Latin Mass Society

Prayer of the week

O Glorious St John, you were so loved by Jesus that you merited to rest your head upon his breast, and to be left in his place as son to Mary. Obtain for us an ardent love for Jesus and Mary. Let me be united with them now on earth and forever after in heaven.