Daily Prayer & Liturgy Thread - DECEMBER 2008


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http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/12_1.cfm

DECEMBER 2008

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

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 Holy Father’s Intentions
for the Month of December 2008

General: That in the face of a spreading of a culture of violence and death the Church through her apostolic and missionary activity may promote with courage the culture of life. **Missionary:**That especially in mission countries Christians may show with acts of fraternal love that the Child born in the stable at Bethlehem is the luminous Hope of the world.

Feasts for December

  1. Francis Xavier, Memorial4. John Damascene, *Opt. Mem.*6. Nicholas, *Opt. Mem.*7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday8. Immaculate Conception, Solemnity9. Juan Diego (USA), *Opt. Mem.*11. Damasus I, *Opt. Mem.*12. )Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA, Feast13. Lucy, Memorial14. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday21. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday23. John of Kanty, *Opt. Mem.*24. Christmas Eve, Sunday25.Christmas, Solemnity26. Stephen, Feast27. John, Feast28. Holy Family, Sunday29. Thomas Becket, *Opt. Mem.*31. Sylvester I, Opt. Mem..

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Highlights of the Month
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/12.cfm

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/12_mary.jpg

The liturgy of Advent focuses on remembering Christ’s first coming at Bethlehem which then directs our mind to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. The readings focus on the people of the Old Testament awaiting the Messiah, John the Baptist, heralding the way for Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and her maternal preparations.

The main Feasts of Advent are St. Francis Xavier (December 3), St. Nicholas (December 6),** Immaculate Conception** (December 8),** St. Juan Diego** (December 9), St. Damascus (December 11), Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12),** St. Lucy** (December 13), and St. John of the Cross (December 14). Christmastide begins with the First Vespers (Evening Prayer) of Christmas on December 24th and ends on the Sunday after Epiphany. Christmas and Easter are the only solemnities with octaves attached in the revised calendar. The Christmas octave differs from Easter in that it includes some major feasts: **St. Stephen **(December 26), St. John the Evangelist (December 27), Holy Innocents (December 28), **St. Thomas Becket **(December 29) and the feast of the Holy Family (December 30). The octave closes on January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
The feast of St. Ambrose (December 7), is superceded by the Sunday liturgy.

The Reason for the Season


http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/12_boy_christ.jpg The month of December is filled with expectation and celebration. Preparation is the key word for the first 24 days of December. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas — shopping and decorating, baking and cleaning. Too often, however, we are so busy with the material preparations that we lose sight of the real reason for our activity.
Christmas is a Christian feast — and we must reclaim it as such! In the same way that a family eagerly prepares for a baby, so in Advent should we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. We should keep Advent as a season of waiting and longing, of conversion and of hope and keep our thoughts on the incredible love and humility of our God in taking on the flesh of the Virgin Mary. Let us not forget to prepare a peaceful place in our hearts wherein our Savior may come to dwell.

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The best person we can turn to for help during Advent is Mary, Christ’s and our Mother. She awaited the day of His birth with more eagerness than any other human being. Her preparation was complete in every respect. Let’s crown our preparation and borrow something of Mary’s prayerfulness, her purity and whole-hearted submission to God’s will.

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Monday
1st December 2008

New Church Year has commenced
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1

1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
Violet
Expection -
Purification and Penance

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 4Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

IN WHAT PERFECTION CONSISTS here

Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Monday

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

invitatory

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only


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#4

.Monday 1st December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Mondays
dedicated
to
The Holy Spirit
**& **
The Souls in Purgatory

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Joyful

New!
The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions

Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

EXAM. OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES

DECEMBER 2008
3. Francis Xavier, Memorial4. John Damascene, *Opt. Mem.*First Friday 5th Dec - First Sat 6th Dec.


#5

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Tuesday
2nd December 2008

New Church Year has commenced
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1

1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
Violet
Expection -
Purification and Penance

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 4Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Lectio Divina for Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Tuesday

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only


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#6

.Monday 1st December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Tuesdays
dedicated
to
The Holy Angels

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Sorrowful

New!
The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions

Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

EXAM. OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES

DECEMBER 2008
Tomorrow
3rd December 2008
Memorial
Francis Xavier

  1. John Damascene, *Opt. Mem.***First Friday 5th Dec **[INDENT]6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem. First Saturday7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday8. [/FONT]Immaculate Conception, Solemnity[/INDENT]
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In future a link to this webpage will be included in the first post for each day (Two posts daily).

tinyurl.com/5f5y58

Chapter II-a. Liturgical Days

I. The Liturgical Day in General

  1. Each day is made holy through the liturgical celebrations of the people of God, especially through the eucharistic sacrifice and the divine office.
    The liturgical day runs from midnight to midnight, but the observance of Sunday and solemnities begins with the evening of the preceding day.
    II. Sunday

  2. The Church celebrates the paschal mystery on the first day of the week, known as the Lord’s Day or Sunday. This follows a tradition handed down from the apostles and having its origin from the day of Christ’s resurrection. Thus Sunday must be ranked as the first holyday of all. [3]

  3. Because of its special importance, the Sunday celebration gives way only to solemnities or feasts of the Lord. The Sundays of the seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter, however, take precedence over all solemnities and feasts of the Lord. Solemnities occuring on these Sundays are observed on the Saturdays preceding.

  4. By its nature, Sunday excludes any other celebration’s being permanently assigned to that day, with these exceptions:
    a. Sunday within the octave of Christmas is the feast of the Holy Family;
    b. Sunday following 6 January is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord;
    c. Sunday after Pentecost is the solemnity of the Holy Trinity;
    d. the last Sunday in Ordinary Time is the solemnity of Christ the King.

  5. In those places where the solemnities of Epiphany, Ascension, and Corpus Christi are not observed as holydays of obligation, they are assigned to a Sunday, which is then considered their proper day in calendar. Thus:
    a. Epiphany, to the Sunday falling between 2 January and 8 January;
    b. Ascension, to the Seventh Sunday of Easter;
    c. the solemnity of Corpus Christi, to the Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
    III. Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials

  6. As it celebrates the mystery of Christ in yearly cycle, the Church also venerates with a particular love Mary, the Mother of God, and sets before the devotion of the faithful the memory of the martyrs and other saints. [4]

  7. The saints of universal significance have celebrations obligatory throughout the entire Church. Other saints either are listed in the General Calendar for optional celebration or are left to the veneration of some particular Church, region, or religious family. [5]

  8. According to their importance, celebrations are distinguished from each other and named as follows: solemnities, feasts, memorials.

  9. Solemnities are counted as the principal days in the calendar and their observance begins with evening prayer I of the preceding day. Some also have their own vigil Mass for use when Mass is celebrated in the evening of the preceding day.
    The celebration of Easter and Christmas, the two greatest solemnities, continues for eight days, with each octave governed by its own rules.

  10. Feasts are celebrated within the limits of the natural day and accordingly do not have evening prayer I. Exceptions are feasts of the Lord that fall on a Sunday in Ordinary Time and in the Christmas season and that replace the Sunday office.

  11. Memorials are either obligatory or optional. Their observance is integrated into the celebration of the occurring weekday in accord with the norms set forth in the General Instructions of the Roman Missal and the Liturgy of the Hours.
    Obligatory memorials occurring on Lenten weekdays may only be celebrated as optional memorials.
    Should more than one optional memorial fall on the same day, only one may be celebrated; the others are omitted.

  12. On Saturdays in Ordinary Time when there is no obligatory memorial, an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary is allowed.
    IV. Weekdays

  13. The days following Sundays are called weekdays. They are celebrated in different ways according to the importance each one has.
    a. Ash Wednesday and the days of Holy Week, from Monday to Thursday inclusive, have precedence over all other celebrations.
    b. The weekdays of Advent from 17 December to 24 December inclusive and all the weekdays of Lent have precedence over obligatory memorials.
    c. All other weekdays give way to solemnities and feasts and are combined with memorials.


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Wednesday
3nd December 2008
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1

1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

White
Joy and Triumph

[quote]
Memorial
Francis Xavier

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LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 4Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Reading

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Lectio for Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Wednesday
Hours of The Saint

Memorial
Francis Xavier

Common of Pastors

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only
+
Short biog. St. Francis X.


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#9

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Wednesday 3rd December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Wednesdays
dedicated
to
St. Joseph

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Glorious Mysteries Today

New!
The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
4th December 2008
Optional Memorial([FONT=Arial]here) [/FONT]
John Damascene

[INDENT]

[/INDENT]5th December - First Friday
[INDENT]6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem. First Saturday7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday8. [/FONT]Immaculate Conception, Solemnity[/INDENT]
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Thursday
4th December 2008
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

Violet
Purification, Expectation or Penance
or (John Damascene)
White
Joy and Triumph

Optional Memorial
John Damascene

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 7th Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today’s Lectio

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Thursday

Optional Memorial
John Damascene

Common of Doctors of The Church

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only
+
Short biog. John Damascene


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#11

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Thursday 4th December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Thursdays
dedicated
to
The Blessed Eucharist

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Luminous


The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
5th December - First Friday


[INDENT]6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem. First Saturday7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday8. [/FONT]Immaculate Conception, Solemnity[/INDENT]
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#12

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Friday
5th December 2008

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http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/images/sacredheart/sacredheart1.jpg

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First Friday
For First Friday Devotion details
see next Post

Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

Violet
Purification, Expectation or Penance

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 7th Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today’s Lectio

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Friday

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only


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#13

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Friday 5th December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Friday
dedicated
to
The Passion of The Lord
&
His Sacred Heart

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Luminous

The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
Saturday 6December 2008
Optional Memorial
Nicholas
also
First Saturday


[INDENT]7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday8. [/FONT]Immaculate Conception, Solemnity[/INDENT]
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#14

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**Saturday **
6th December 2008

Optional Memorial
Nicholas
and
First Saturday
For First Saturday Devotions see next Post
http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/images/catalog/detail/ST900K.jpg

Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

Violet
Purification, Expectation or Penance
or
(St. Nicolas)
White
Joy and Triumph

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 7th Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Saturday

Optional Memorial
Nicholas
Common of Pastors

Evening Prayer 1 or Vespers of
Second Sunday of Advent

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only
+
Biog. St. Nicholas


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#15

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Saturday 6th December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Saturday
dedicated
to
Our Lady
&
Her Immaculate Heart

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Joyful

The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
Second Sunday of Advent

[INDENT]8. [/FONT]Immaculate Conception, Solemnity
[INDENT]9. Juan Diego (USA), *Opt. Mem.*11. Damasus I, *Opt. Mem.*12. [/FONT]Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA[FONT=Arial Black], Feast[/INDENT][/INDENT]
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#16

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**Saturday **
6th December 2008

Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
1st Week Advent

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

Violet
Purification, Expectation or Penance
or
(St. Nicolas)
White
Joy and Triumph

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 7th Dec 2008
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week One - Saturday

Optional Memorial
St. Nicholas
Common of Pastors

Evening Prayer 1 or Vespers of
Second Sunday of Advent

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only
+
Biog. St. Nicholas


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#17

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Sunday
7th December 2008
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
Second Week Advent

[quote]
Second Sunday of Advent

[/quote]

Our Sunday Obligations
here

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

Violet
Purification, Expectation or Penance

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 10th December
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week Two - Sunday
Hours of The Sunday
Te Deum

Second Sunday of Advent

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-NONE
Readings Only


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#18

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Sunday 7th December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Sunday
dedicated
to
The Resurrection
&
The Blessed Trinity

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE

First Fri - 5th Dec
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary
Glorious
or optionally
Joyful

The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
8th December 2008
Immaculate Conception

[INDENT][INDENT]9. Juan Diego (USA), *Opt. Mem.*11. Damasus I, *Opt. Mem.*12. [/FONT]Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA[FONT=Arial Black], Feast[/INDENT][/INDENT]
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#19

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Monday
8th December 2008
Year B - Weekday Cycle 1
Second Week Advent

Solemnity
of
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/pictures/12_8_immaculate.jpg

Immaculate Conception

White
Joy and Triumph

Liturgical rank for Sundays here
NEW! Explanation of Liturgical terms for feasts etc. here

LOCAL CALENDARS
Some localities have their own liturgical
calendar (feastdays) -

To 10th December
here

  • or phone your local
    diocesan or parish offices.

Dedication
December 2008
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/images/immaculate_highlight.jpg
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.

Readings and Meditation
Readings

Meditation

Lectio Divina

TRUST IMPLICITLY IN GOD’S GUIDANCE

Today

Divine Office
1st Week Advent
Psalter - Week Two- Monday
Hours of The Solemnity
Te Deum

Solemnity
of
Immaculate Conception

Common of Blessed Virgin Mary

**To Pray **
The Hours Online

INVITATORY

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer |
Night Prayer

TERCE-SEXT-N0NE
Readings Only
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Commentary on Solemnity


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Monday 8th December 2008

Live Webcam Eucharistic Adoration
here

Mondays
dedicated
to
The Holy Spirit
&
The Souls in Purgatory

Fri & Sun Obligations
here
& here

**First Fri & Sat **Devotions
HERE
First Sat - 6th Dec

Enrolment in Scapular
inc. Enrollment procedure
HERE

Online Rosary

Joyful

The Angelus
Traditionally prayed at 6am -12noon - 6pm
HERE

Online Stations of The Cross
here

Divine Mercy Devotions
Memorial of St. Faustina - 5th. October

Index/Diary - St. Faustina here
Pray Online - Chaplet of Divine Mercy here
Divine Mercy Novena here

**EXAMINATION **
OF
CONSCIENCE

  1. Give thanks to God for the favors received
  2. Ask Grace to know your sins
  3. Examine how you have lived today
  4. Ask pardon for any faults
  5. Resolve to amend with God’s Grace

For Those Who Have No Sins
nor
[FONT=Arial]faults and imperfections [/FONT]
here

COMING DATES
Tomorrow
Optional Memorial
Juan Diego (USA)

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