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December 2033: Mass Readings and Resources

December 2033 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in December 2033 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

December 2033 Liturgical Calendar

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

Thursday December 1, 2033

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.

Saturday December 3, 2033

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.

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.

Sunday December 4, 2033

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 5, 2033

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 6, 2033

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.

Wednesday December 7, 2033

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 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 8, 2033

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.

Friday December 9, 2033

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.

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 10, 2033

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 11, 2033

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?

Monday December 12, 2033

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.

Tuesday December 13, 2033

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.

Wednesday December 14, 2033

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.

Sunday December 18, 2033

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 19, 2033

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.

Tuesday December 20, 2033

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.

Wednesday December 21, 2033

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.

Thursday December 22, 2033

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.

Friday December 23, 2033

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.

Sunday December 25, 2033

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.

Monday December 26, 2033

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.

Tuesday December 27, 2033

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.

Wednesday December 28, 2033

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.

Thursday December 29, 2033

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.

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.

Friday December 30, 2033

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.

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.

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