CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 15 September 2018

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Octave of Christmas

DECEMBER 27 – HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH.
Gloria, Creed, preface for the feast (white).
Readings:
 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52.

DECEMBER 28 – HOLY INNOCENTS.
Mass of the feast, Gloria, preface for Christmas (red).
Readings: 
1 John 1:5—2:2; Matthew 2:13-18.

DECEMBER 29 – TUESDAY: FIFTH DAY within octave of Christmas.
Mass of the day, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white).
Readings: 
1 John 2:3-11; Luke 2:22-35.

DECEMBER 30 – WEDNESDAY: SIXTH DAY WITHIN OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS.
Mass of the day, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white).
Readings: 
1 John 2:12-17; Luke 2:36-40.

DECEMBER 31 – THURSDAY. SEVENTH DAY WITHIN OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS.
Mass of the day, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white).
Readings: 
1 John 2:18-21; John 1:1-18.

JANUARY 1 –  THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD.
Mass of the solemnity, Gloria, Creed, preface for the BVM (white).
Readings: 
Numbers 6:22-27; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21.

JANUARY 2 –  ST. BASIL AND ST. GREGORY NAZIANZEN.
Mass of the memorial, preface for Christmas (white).
Readings: 
1 John 2:22-28; John 1:19-28.