CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 18 March 2017

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First Sunday of Advent

NOVEMBER 27 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT.
Creed, preface for Advent I, Gloria, Creed, preface of the solemnity (violet). 
Readings:
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2b-7;
1 Corinthians 1:3-9; 
Mark 13:33-37.

NOVEMBER 28 – MONDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 2:1-5;
Matthew 8:5-11.

NOVEMBER 29 – TUESDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 11:1-10; 
Luke 10:21-24.

NOVEMBER 30 – ST. ANDREW.
Mass of the feast, preface of the Apostles (red).
Readings: 
Romans 10:9-18; 
Matthew 4:18-22.

DECEMBER 1 – THURSDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 26:1-6;
Matthew 7:21, 24-27.

DECEMBER 2 – FRIDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 29:17-24; 
Matthew 9:27-31.

DECEMBER 3 – ST. FRANCIS XAVIER.
Mass of the feast, Gloria, preface of Pastors (white).
Readings: 
Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26; 
Matthew 9:35 – 10:1, 6-8.

General : 
That the nations of the earth, through knowledge and mutual respect, may grow in harmony and peace.

Missionary : 
That children and young people may be messengers of the gospel and that their dignity may always be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation.