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Download Mass Readings – December 2023

1 December 2023 – Friday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: Daniel 7: 2-14
Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3: 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
Alleluia: Luke 21: 28
Gospel: Luke 21: 29-33
2 December 2023 – Saturday
Ordinary Weekday/ Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading: Daniel 7: 15-27
Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3: 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
Alleluia: Luke 21: 36
Gospel: Luke 21: 34-36
3 December 2023 – Sunday
First Sunday of Advent
First Reading: Isaiah 63: 16b-17, 19b; 64: 2-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 80: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Second Reading: First Corinthians 1: 3-9
Alleluia: Psalms 85: 8
Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37
4 December 2023 – Monday
Advent Weekday / John of Damascus, Priest, Religious, Doctor
First Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122: 1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
Alleluia: Psalms 80: 4
Gospel: Matthew 8: 5-11
5 December 2023 – Tuesday
Advent Weekday
First Reading: Isaiah 11: 1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Gospel: Luke 10: 21-24
6 December 2023 – Wednesday
Advent Weekday/ Nicholas, Bishop
First Reading: Isaiah 25: 6-10a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Gospel: Matthew 15: 29-37
7 December 2023 – Thursday
Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Isaiah 26: 1-6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118: 1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
Alleluia: Isaiah 55: 6
Gospel: Matthew 7: 21, 24-27
8 December 2023 – Friday
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity
First Reading: Genesis 3: 9-15, 20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
Second Reading: Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12
Alleluia: Luke 1: 28
Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
9 December 2023 – Saturday
Advent Weekday/ Juan Diego, Hermit
First Reading: Isaiah 30: 19-21, 23-26
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Alleluia: Isaiah 33: 22
Gospel: Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 1, 5a, 6-8
10 December 2023 – Sunday
Second Sunday of advent
First Reading: Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Second Reading: Second Peter 3: 8-14
Alleluia: Luke 3: 4, 6
Gospel: Mark 1: 1-8
11 December 2023 – Monday
Advent Weekday/ Damasus I, Pope
First Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85: 9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14
Gospel: Luke 5: 17-26
12 December 2023 – Tuesday
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast
First Reading: Zechariah 2: 14-17 or Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab
Responsorial Psalm: Judith 13: 18bcde, 19
Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38 or Luke 1: 39-47
13 December 2023 – Wednesday
Lucy, Virgin, Martyr Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Isaiah 40: 25-31
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103: 1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10
Gospel: Matthew 11: 28-30
14 December 2023 – Thursday
John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Isaiah 41: 13-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145: 1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab
Alleluia: Isaiah 45: 8
Gospel: Matthew 11: 11-15
15 December 2023 – Friday
Advent Weekday
First Reading: Isaiah 48: 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 1: 1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Gospel: Matthew 11: 16-19
16 December 2023 – Saturday
Advent Weekday
First Reading: Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 80: 2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19
Alleluia: Luke 3: 4, 6
Gospel: Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13
17 December 2023 – Sunday
Third Sunday of Advent (O Sapientia)
First Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11
Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1: 46-48, 49-50, 53-54
Second Reading: First Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Alleluia: Isaiah 61: 1
Gospel: John 1: 6-8, 19-28
18 December 2023 – Monday
Advent Weekday (O Adonai)
First Reading: Jeremiah 23: 5-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72: 1-2, 12-13, 18-19
Gospel: Matthew 1: 18-25
19 December 2023 – Tuesday
Advent Weekday (O Radix Jesse)
First Reading: Judges 13: 2-7, 24-25a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 71: 3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17
Gospel: Luke 1: 5-25
20 December 2023 – Wednesday
Advent Weekday (O Clavis David)
First Reading: Isaiah 7: 10-14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 24: 1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
21 December 2023 – Thursday
Advent Weekday (O Oriens)/ Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor
First Reading: Songs 2: 8-14 or Zephaniah 3: 14-18a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33: 2-3, 11-12, 20-21
Gospel: Luke 1: 39-45
22 December 2023 – Friday
Advent Weekday (O Rex Gentium)
First Reading: First Samuel 1: 24-28
Responsorial Psalm: First Samuel 2: 1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd
Gospel: Luke 1: 46-56
23 December 2023 – Saturday
Advent Weekday (O Emmanuel)/ John of Kanty, Priest
First Reading: Malachi 3: 1-4, 23-24
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25: 4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14
Gospel: Luke 1: 57-66
24 December 2023 – Sunday
Fourth Sunday of Advent
First Reading: Second Samuel 7: 1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89: 2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Second Reading: Romans 16: 25-27
Alleluia: Luke 1: 38
Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
25 December 2023 – Monday – Vigil
The Nativity of the Lord Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation/ Vigil
First Reading: Isaiah 62: 1-5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89: 4-5, 16-17, 27, 29
Second Reading: Acts 13: 16-17, 22-25
Gospel: Matthew 1: 1-25
25 December 2023 – Monday – Midnight
The Nativity of the Lord Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation/ Midnight
First Reading: Isaiah 9: 1-6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
Second Reading: Titus 2: 11-14
Alleluia: Luke 2: 10-11
Gospel: Luke 2: 1-14
25 December 2023 – Monday – Dawn
The Nativity of the Lord Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation/ Dawn
First Reading: Isaiah 62: 11-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97: 1, 6, 11-12
Second Reading: Titus 3: 4-7
Alleluia: Luke 2: 14
Gospel: Luke 2: 15-20
25 December 2023 – Monday – Day
The Nativity of the Lord Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation/ Day
First Reading: Isaiah 52: 7-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98: 1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Second Reading: Hebrews 1: 1-6
Gospel: John 1: 1-18
26 December 2023 – Tuesday
Stephen, Protomartyr Feast
First Reading: Acts 6: 8-10; 7: 54-59
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31: 3cd-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17
Alleluia: Psalms 118: 26a, 27a
Gospel: Matthew 10: 17-22
27 December 2023 – Wednesday
John, Apostle, Evangelist Feast
First Reading: First John 1: 1-4
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97: 1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Gospel: John 20: 1a and 2-8
28 December 2023 – Thursday
Holy innocents, Martyrs Feast
First Reading: First John 1: 5 – 2: 2
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 124: 2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
Gospel: Matthew 2: 13-18
29 December 2023 – Friday
Christmas Weekday/ Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr
First Reading: First John 2: 3-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96: 1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6
Alleluia: Luke 2: 32
Gospel: Luke 2: 22-35
30 December 2023 – Saturday
Christmas Weekday
First Reading: First John 2: 12-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
Gospel: Luke 2: 36-40
31 December 2023 – Sunday
Holy Family Feast
First Reading: Genesis 15: 1-6; 21: 1-3 or Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 105: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 or Psalms 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5
Second Reading: Hebrews 11: 8, 11-12, 17-19 or Colossians 3: 12-21
Alleluia: Hebrews 1: 1-2 or Colossians 3: 15a, 16a
Gospel: Luke 2: 22-40 or Luke 2: 22, 39-40
The readings on this page are taken from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible. You can also read the Mass Readings taken from the New Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. (References, Copyrights).

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