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December 2032: Mass Readings and Resources

December 2032 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in December 2032 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

December 2032 Liturgical Calendar

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

Wednesday December 1, 2032

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 2, 2032

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 3, 2032

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.

Saturday December 4, 2032

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 5, 2032

2nd Sunday of Advent Year B

The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year B tell us of John the Baptist and his call to repentance. Some possible topics for this weekend are baptism, reconciliation, or the sacraments in general. Here are some ideas.

Monday December 6, 2032

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.

Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent

In the gospel for Monday of the 2nd week of Advent, some men help a friend by lowering him through the roof so Jesus can heal him.

Tuesday December 7, 2032

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.

Wednesday December 8, 2032

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.

Thursday December 9, 2032

St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

St. Juan Diego was a native American peasant who is known for telling the world about Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was the first saint who was indigenous to the Americas.

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Matthew 11:11-15, Jesus speaks highly of John the Baptist. Advent, a season of preparation and anticipation, mirrors Johns mission. Johns life and message encourage us to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ.

Friday December 10, 2032

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 11, 2032

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 12, 2032

3rd Sunday of Advent Year B

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year B (Gaudete Sunday) encourage us to rejoice because our salvation is near. Some possible topics for this weekend are hopeful waiting, humility, and joy. Here are some ideas.

Monday December 13, 2032

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.

Tuesday December 14, 2032

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 December 18, 2032

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.

Sunday December 19, 2032

4th Sunday of Advent Year B

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent Year B speak of the original Ark of the Covenant and of the Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary, the new Ark of the Covenant. So perhaps talk about Mary and her role in our salvation. And think about how we can also be a dwelling place for our Lord.

Monday December 20, 2032

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.

Tuesday December 21, 2032

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.

Wednesday December 22, 2032

Advent Weekday on December 22

In the gospel for an Advent weekday on December 22, Mary praises God in her beautiful prayer, the Magnificat. She sings of God's mercy, especially for the lowly and those without power.

Thursday December 23, 2032

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.

Saturday December 25, 2032

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.

Sunday December 26, 2032

Feast of the Holy Family Year B

The readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B focus on the importance of family. So the topics for this weekend could include what it means to be a member of God's family. Different types of families - biological families, faith families, intentional families - could also be discussed.

Monday December 27, 2032

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.

Tuesday December 28, 2032

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.

Wednesday December 29, 2032

St. Thomas Becket

December 29 is the feast day of St. Thomas Becket, Martyr. He was the chancellor of King Henry II and was later appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury.

5th Day in the Octave of Christmas

On the 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas, the Gospel reading from Luke 2:22-35 invites us to contemplate the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. This event is not only a fulfillment of Jewish law but also a profound moment of revelation and prophecy. Simeon, guided by the Holy Spirit, recognizes Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Israel. His words encapsulate the universal significance of Christ's coming, reaching beyond the boundaries of Israel to all nations.

Thursday December 30, 2032

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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