Sunday Reflections, Mary, the Holy Mother of God; Years ABC; 2nd Sunday After the Nativity, Years ABC
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord
This is a Holyday of Obligation in the Philippines, the USA and some other countries.
Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland)
Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Gospel Luke 2:16-21 (English Standard Version Anglicised: India)
The shepherds went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
54th World Day of Peace
1 January 2021
Here is the message of Pope Francis for World Day of Peace 2021, the them of which is A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace.
Extraordinary Form of the Mass
Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)
Octave Day of the Nativity
The complete Mass in Latin and English is here. (Adjust the date at the top of that page to 1-1-2021, if necessary).
In this first Angelus of the new year, let us ask Mary Most Holy, the Mother of God, to bless us, just as the mother blesses her children who must leave on a journey. A new year is like a journey: with the light and grace of God, may it be a path of peace for every person and for every family, for every country and for the entire world (Benedict XVI, 1 January 2013).