CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 13 January 2018

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Fourth Sunday of Advent; Christmas; Octave of Christmas

DECEMBER 24 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 
Creed, preface for Advent II, Mass of the Sunday (violet).  
Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38.
 
DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS. 
Mass of  Christmas, Gloria, Creed, preface for Christmas (white). 
Readings (Christmas Eve): Isaiah 9:1-6; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14. 
Readings (Morning): Isaiah 62:11-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20; 
Readings (Day): Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18.
Christmas is a holy day of obligation
 
DECEMBER 26 – ST. STEPHEN. 
Mass of the feast, Gloria, preface for Christmas (red). 
Readings: Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Matthew 10:17-22.
 
DECEMBER 27 – ST. JOHN. 
Mass of the feast, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white). 
Readings: 1 John 1:1-4; John 20:2-8.
 
DECEMBER 28 – HOLY INNOCENTS. 
Mass of the feast, Gloria, preface for the feast (red). 
Readings: 1 John 1:5 – 2:2; Matthew 2:13-18.
 
DECEMBER 29 – FRIDAY: FIFTH DAY IN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS. 
Mass of the day, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white). 
Readings: 1 John 2:3-11; Luke 2:22-35.
 
DECEMBER 30 – SATURDAY: SIXTH DAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS. 
Mass of the day, Gloria, preface for Christmas (white). 
Readings: 1 John 2:12-17; Luke 2:36-40.