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Third Sunday of Advent

DECEMBER 11 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT.
Creed, preface for Advent I (rose or violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; 
John 1:6-8, 19-28.

DECEMBER 12 – 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 13 – ST. LUCY.
Mass of the memorial, preface for Advent I (red).
Readings:
Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13; 
Matthew 21:28-32.

DECEMBER 14 – ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS.
Mass of the memorial, preface for Advent I (white).
Readings: 
Isaiah 45:6b-8, 18, 21b-25; 
Luke 7:19-23.

DECEMBER 15 – THURSDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 54:1-10; 
Luke 7:24-30.

DECEMBER 16 – FRIDAY: THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet).
Readings:
Isaiah 56:1-3a, 6-8; 
John 5:33-36.

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

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.