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Gospel for the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas)

Luke 2:15-20

For Mass at Dawn (Dec 25 at early morning)

Summary: After the angels' departure, the shepherds hurried to Bethlehem, finding Jesus in the manger with Mary and Joseph. They shared the angelic message about the child, amazing all listeners. Mary pondered these events in her heart. The shepherds returned, praising God for the truth of the wondrous news they had witnessed.

Shepherds Visit Jesus

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”

So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.

Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

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