Advent 2022 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle.. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in December 2022 here.
Saturday, December 3
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…
Sunday, December 4
The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Year A are a call to repentance. Am I ready to change or am I complacent and comfortable the way I am? Am I ready to ask God for help?
Tuesday, December 6
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
St. Ambrose was a 4th century bishop. He refuted Arianism, which proposed that Jesus Christ was not co-eternal with God the Father, and therefore was subject to the Father. He is also credited with antiphonal chant.
Thursday, December 8
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
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.
Sunday, December 11
The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent Year A help us consider the signs of our salvation. Faith is a clear topic here. Do I really believe in Jesus Christ as my savior? Here are some ideas for this…
Monday, December 12
December 12 is the feast day of the Our Lady of Guadalupe. She appeared to Juan Diego, a Native American, in 1531 and her image miraculously appeared on his cloak.
Tuesday, December 13
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
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
The readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent Year A challenge us to look beyond our own understanding and have faith. Do I rely on my own knowledge or am I willing to accept that there are things beyond my…
Sunday, December 25
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
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
St. John the 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
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
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
The readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year A give us a look at the life of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This is a time to consider how the actions of individual family members affects the others. How…