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Rev. Mr. Peter L. Gill
Rev. Mr. Ronald E. Blank
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John the Baptist
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on
December 8 (the feast has been transferred to December 9 this year). The first 24 days of December
fall during the liturgical season known as Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple.
The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold — a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of December are:
1. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
3. Francis Xavier, Memorial
6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem.
7. Ambrose, Memorial
8. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday
9. Immaculate Conception, Solemnity
11. Damasus I, Opt. Mem.
12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast
13. Lucy, Memorial
14. John of the Cross, Memorial
15. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
21. Peter Canisius, Opt. Mem.
22. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
23. John of Kanty, Opt. Mem.
24. Christmas Eve, Sunday
25. Christmas, Solemnity
26. Stephen, Feast
27. John, Feast
28. Holy Innocents, Feast
29. Holy Family, Feast
31. Sylvester I, Opt. Mem.
The Gospels for the Sundays in December are taken from St. Matthew and are from Year A,
Cycle 2 of the readings.
December 1st - 1st
Sunday in Advent
In this Gospel Jesus reveals what events will transpire at the end of the world.
December 8th - 2nd Sunday in Advent
The Gospel is about St. John the Baptist proclaiming repentance.
December 15th -3rd Sunday in Advent
The Gospel today recounts the story of St. John the Baptist telling his followers about the coming Messiah.
December 22nd - 4th Sunday in Advent
The Gospel is about the revelation to St. Joseph of Mary's virginal conception.
December 29th - Holy Family
This Gospel recounts the Holy Family's flight into Egypt.