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Third Sunday of Advent

DECEMBER 15 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT.
Creed, preface for Advent I (rose). 
Readings: 
Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; 
James 5: 7-10; 
Matthew 11:2-11.

DECEMBER 16 –  MONDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings: 
Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a; 
Matthew 21:23-27.

DECEMBER 17 – TUESDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings:
Genesis 49:2, 8-10; 
Matthew 1:1-17.

DECEMBER 18 – WEDNESDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings: 
Jeremiah 23:5-8; 
Matthew 1:18-24.

DECEMBER 19 – THURSDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings: 
Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a; 
Luke 1:5-25.

DECEMBER 20 – FRIDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings: 
Isaiah 7:10-14; 
Luke 1:26-38.

DECEMBER 21 – SATURDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings: 
Song of Songs 2:8-14; 
Luke 1:39-45.

December 2013  prayer intentions

General: 
That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.

Mission:
Prepare the Saviour’s coming. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Saviour’s coming.