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Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16

  • The days are coming when the Lord will fulfill the promise to the house of Israel
  • The Lord will bring justice through the shoot of David.

Psalm – 25:4-5,8-9,10,14

  • “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.”
  • The psalmist invites the people to seek the Lord, who offers kindness and goodness.

2nd Reading – 1st Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

  • Paul blesses the people with an increase in love for one another.
  • He then exhorts the people to conduct themselves in a manner pleasing to God.

Gospel – Luke 21:25-28,34-35

  • Jesus tells his disciples about the end times and encourages them to be vigilant at all times.
  • The Lord further reminds the disciples to pray that they have strength to face their tribulations.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Be ready, vigilant and prepared. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches his disciples to be ready – vigilant and prepared – so that we can respond immediately when God calls us to offer our lives for service in the world.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 29th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Be present to the gift of today! Catholic Inspiration

The Lord exhorts the disciples to be ready and prepared.  Each day is a precious gift, calling us to be present to the people in our lives as we strive to take care of any unfinished business.  That way, when the Master calls, we will be quick to respond.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 29th Week of the Year

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