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December 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

December 2030 is Year C in the Sunday liturgical cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in December 2030 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

December 2030 Liturgical Calendar

Click on the title for Mass readings for the day, resources, homilies, reflections, and more.

Sunday December 1, 2030

1st Sunday of Advent Year C

The readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent Year C warn us to get ready for the coming of our Lord, for change will come with him. These readings lead into a discussion of how we are going to prepare and grow and change during this Advent season.

Monday December 2, 2030

Monday of the 1st Week of Advent

In the gospel for Monday of the 1st week of Adventl, a Roman centurion asks Jesus to heal his servant. And he has the faith to know that Jesus can do it without even entering the house.

Tuesday December 3, 2030

Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent, Jesus prays to the Father in the Spirit. We hear Jesus praising the Father in this lovely outpouring.

St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was one of the first members of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. He and St. Ignatius of Loyala were roommates at the University of Paris. St. Ignatius was forming the new order, and St. Francis Xavier joined.

Wednesday December 4, 2030

Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent

In the Gospel for Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent from Matthew 15:29-37, we encounter the compassionate miracle of Jesus feeding the four thousand. This passage, set in the context of the first week of Advent, reminds us of the themes of anticipation and divine providence. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation, not just for the celebration of Jesus' birth but also for His second coming.

Thursday December 5, 2030

Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent, from Matthew 7:21, 24-27, Jesus presents a teaching on the importance of not only hearing His words but also acting upon them. This passage, situated in the early days of Advent, resonates with the season's call for preparation and introspection. Jesus emphasizes that it is not enough to simply profess faith verbally\; true discipleship is demonstrated through action.

Friday December 6, 2030

St. Nicholas

December 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas was a fourth century bishop who is the origin of the Santa Claus story. He was known for his generosity and his habit of secret gift giving.

Saturday December 7, 2030

St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

St. Ambrose was a 4th century bishop. He was known for his humility. He was instrumental in the conversion of St. Augustine and was the one who baptized him.

Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent, Matthew 9:3510:1, 5a, 6-8, we witness Jesus' deep compassion for the crowds and His call to His disciples to join in His mission of healing and preaching. This passage speaks powerfully to the Advent theme of preparation, as it illustrates the preparatory work of Jesus in establishing His ministry and the role of His followers in continuing that mission.

Sunday December 8, 2030

2nd Sunday of Advent Year C

The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year C tell us to hopefully look forward to the coming of Jesus Christ. God has planned this since the beginning of time. These readings lend themselves to a discussion of covenants, family, and salvation history. Here are some ideas.

Monday December 9, 2030

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This holy day is often misunderstood. It celebrates the conception of Mary, not Jesus.

Wednesday December 11, 2030

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

The Gospel reading for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Matthew 11:28-30, presents a profound and comforting message from Jesus: "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." In the midst of Advent, a season often marked by busyness and anticipation, these words offer a moment of solace and reflection. Jesus invites all who are weary and burdened to find rest in Him, which resonates deeply during this time of preparation for His birth.

Thursday December 12, 2030

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12 is the feast day of the Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She appeared to Juan Diego, a Native American, in1531 and her image miraculously appeared on his cloak.

Friday December 13, 2030

St. Lucy (or St. Lucia)

December 13 is the feast day of St. Lucy (or St. Lucia). Lucia means "light". St. Lucy is the patroness of the blind, martyrs,epidemics\; salesmen, throat infections, and writers.

Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent

In the gospel for Friday of the 2nd week of Advent, Jesus speaks of people who complain no matter what he is doing.

Saturday December 14, 2030

St. John of the Cross

December 14 is the feast day of St. John of the Cross. He was a sixteenth century mystic and poet who worked with St. Teresa of Avila to reform the Carmelite order.

Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent

In the gospel for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Jesus compares John the Baptist to Elijah, and comments that the people did not recognize him as a prophet.

Sunday December 15, 2030

3rd Sunday of Advent Year C

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year C (Gaudete Sunday) encourage us to rejoice at the new life being offered to us through Jesus Christ. This would be a good time to discuss the Incarnation. Why did God become man and what does that mean for us?

Wednesday December 18, 2030

Advent Weekday on December 18

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 18, Joseph is told in a dream that he should not divorce Mary because she is pregnant. He hears that she will bear "God with us" and he trusts in the message.

Thursday December 19, 2030

Advent Weekday on December 19

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 19, Zechariah learns from the angel Gabriel that he and Elizabeth will have a son, who will turn hearts and prepare the way of the Lord. But he doubts and is struck mute.

Friday December 20, 2030

Advent Weekday on December 20

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 20l, we hear how the angel Gabriel visits Mary and tells her she has be chosen to be the mother of the Son of God. She responds with her fiat, let it be done.

Saturday December 21, 2030

Advent Weekday on December 21

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 21, we hear of the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. John the Baptist leaps in the womb of Elizabeth when Mary, the bearer of our Lord, greets her.

Sunday December 22, 2030

4th Sunday of Advent Year C

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent Year C focus on hospitality, history, and family. These readings might lead into a discussion of what it means to welcome and greet another person. They also make us think about how events in our lives fit into a larger context.

Monday December 23, 2030

Advent Weekday on December 23

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 23, we hear of the birth of John the Baptist. Zechariah affirms the child's name, even though it is not a family name, and then he is able to speak of it. Those who witnessed this were amazed.

Wednesday December 25, 2030

Christmas - The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord

The Christmas season starts on December 25 and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. It includes the Feast of the Epiphany.

Thursday December 26, 2030

St. Stephen Protomartyr

December 26 is the feast day of St. Stephen, the first martyr. He was a deacon in the early Church. He was accused of blasphemy and stoned to death.

Friday December 27, 2030

St. John the Apostle and Evangelist

St. John the Apostle and Evangelist was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. He is the author of the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation. His feast day is December 27.

Saturday December 28, 2030

Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 28 is the feast day of the Holy Innocents. This day commemorates the children who were executed by Herod in fear that the newborn messiah would take his throne.

Sunday December 29, 2030

The Feast of the Holy Family Year C

The readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year C focus on consecration, holiness, and sacred spaces. This is a good time to think about our own sacred spaces - our church, our prayer space at home, and even the earth.

Monday December 30, 2030

6th Day in the Octave of Christmas

In the gospel for the 6th day in the Octave of Christmas, the prophetess Anna finally sees what she has been waiting for, the child who will redeem her people.

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