Life and Soul

The Week Ahead

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week I

Sunday, December 27: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-21
Monday, December 28: Holy Innocents
1 Jm 1:5 2:2; Ps 124; Mt 2:13-18
Tuesday, December 29: Fifth day in the Octave
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96; Lk 2:32; 2:22-35
Wednesday, December 30: Sixth Day
1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96; Lk 2:36-40
Thursday, December 31: Seventh Day
1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96; Jn 1:14; 1:1-18
Friday, January 1: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Heb 1:1-2; Lk 2:16-21
Saturday, January 2: Memorial of St Basil
1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-2; Jn 1:19-28

Extraordinary Form

Sunday, December 27: Sunday in the Octave of Christmas
Gal 4:1-7; Lk 2:33-40
Monday, December 28: Holy Innocents, martyrs
Apoc 14:1-5; Mt 2:13-18
Tuesday, December 29: St Thomas, bishop
Heb 5:1-6; Jn 10:11-16
Wednesday, December 30: Sixth day in the Octave of Christmas
Readings of Christmas Day Dawn Mass repeated
Thursday, December 31: Seventh day
Readings of Christmas Day Dawn Mass repeated
Friday, January 1: Octave Day of Christmas
Titus 2: 11-15; Lk 2: 21
Saturday, January 2: Our Lady’s Saturday
Titus 3: 4-7; Lk 2:15-20

Compiled by Gordon Dimon of the Latin Mass Society

Prayer of the Week

Father, help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Bring us to the joy and peace of your eternal home. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.