Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas: Nativity of the Lord: Mass During the Day (A, B, C) 16
Key Passage
"His own did not accept him." (John 1:10–11)
Questions
Adults: If Jesus were to be born today, do you think you would accept him and follow him? Why or why not?
Children: What could you and your family do for others during the next week to celebrate the birth of Jesus?

Readings

First Reading • The One Who Brings Glad Tidings
Isaiah 52:7-10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Psalm
Psalms 98:1, 2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • God Speaks Through His Son
Hebrews 1:1-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Gospel • In the Beginning Was the Word
John 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Christmas: Nativity of the Lord: Mass at Dawn (A, B, C) 15
Key Passage
Mary treasures these events in her heart. (Luke 2:19)
Questions
Adults: What will you do during this Christmas season to reflect in your heart, as Mary did, on God's gift of the Savior?
Children: What would you say to Jesus as you stand before the nativity scene in your church?

Readings

First Reading • Your Salvation Comes
Isaiah 62:11-12 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Psalm
Psalms 97:1+6, 11-12 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • The Loving Kindness of God Our Savior Appeared
Titus 3:4-7 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Gospel • The Birth of the Savior
Luke 2:15-20 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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