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'That God was Man in Palestine / And lives to-day in Bread and Wine.' Christmas Day

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Adoration of the Shepherds Murillo, painted 1646-50 [ Web Gallery of Art ] The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord  has four different Mass formularies, each with its own prayers and readings. Any of the four fulfils our obligation to attend Mass. These are: Vigil Mass , celebrated 'either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Nativity'; that means starting between 5pm and 7pm. Mass During the Night , known before as 'Midnight Mass'. Mass at Dawn . Mass During the Day . The readings from the Jerusalem Bible for the four Masses are all on one page but with links to each individual Mass. When you click on 'Readings' below from the New American Bible you will find links to the readings for each of the four Masses.   Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Gospel   (Mass During the Night)  Luke 2:1-14  ( English Standard Ve

'What I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.' Sunday Reflections, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

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  Young Jew as Christ , Rembrandt  [ Web Gallery of Art ] Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Mark 13:33-37 ( English Standard Version Anglicised: India). Jesus said to his disciples: “Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.   It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.     Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning—   lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.   And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.” Léachtaí i nGaeilge Liam Whelan   (1 April 1935 - 5 February 1958) If this is the end, then I'm ready for it .  These were the last words of Liam Whelan who died in a plane crash at Munich A

'Everything is mercy, believe me.' Sunday Reflections, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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    Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Johann Christian Brand [ Wikipedia ] Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Matthew 20:1-16 ( English Standard Version Anglicised) Jesus said to his disciples: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard.   After agreeing with the labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.   And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market-place,   and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’   So they went.   Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same.   And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’   They said to him, ‘Becaus