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Feast of Holy Family

31st December

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Sirach 3:2-5, 12-14 or Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3
Psalm – Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 or Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Reading 2 – Colossians 3:12-21 or Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19
Gospel – Luke 2:22-40

Gospel & Homily – Fr Douglas

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Solemnity of Christmas

 

Gospel & Homily – Fr Douglas

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Vigil Mass

Reading 1 Isa 62:1-5 The Lord takes delight in you.
Psalm Ps 88:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29 I will sing for ever of your love, Lord.
Reading 2 Acts 13:16-17, 22-25 Paul’s witness to Christ, the son of David
Gospel Acclamation Tomorrow there will be an end to sin in the world and the saviour of the world will be king.
Gospel Matt 1:1-25 The ancestry of Jesus Christ, the son of David.
shorter Matt 1:18-25 Mary will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus.

Mass during the Night

Reading 1 Isa 9:1-7 A son is given to us
Psalm Ps 95:1-2a, 2b-3, 11-12, 13 Today a saviour has been born to us; he is Christ the Lord.
Reading 2 Titus 2:11-14 God’s grace has been revealed to the whole human race.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 2:10-11 I bring you news of great joy: today a saviour has been born to us, Christ the Lord.
Gospel Luke 2:1-14 Today a saviour has been born to us.

Dawn Mass

Reading 1 Isa 62:11-12 Look, your saviour comes.
Psalm Ps 96:1, 6, 11-12 This day new light will shine upon the earth.
Reading 2 Titus 3:4-7 It was for no reason except his own compassion that he saved us.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 2: 14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy his favour.
Gospel Luke 2:15-20 The shepherds found Mary and Joseph and the baby.

Mass during the Day

Reading 1 Isa 52:7-10 All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Psalm Ps 97:1, 2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6 All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Reading 2 Heb 1:1-6 God has spoken to us through his Son.
Gospel Acclamation A hallowed day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, worship the Lord, for today a great light has shone down upon the earth.
Gospel John 1:1-18 The Word was made flesh, and lived among us.
shorter John 1:1-5, 9-14 The Word was made flesh, and lived among us.

4th Sunday of Advent

24th December

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 2 Samuel 7:1-16
Psalm – Psalm 89:2-29
Reading 2 – Romans 16:25-27
Gospel – Luke 1:26-38

Gospel & Homily – Fr Douglas

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3rd Sunday of Advent

17th December (Guadate Sunday)

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 61:1-11
Psalm – Luke 1:46-54
Reading 2 – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Gospel – John 1:6-28

Gospel & Homily – Mgr Newton; visiting St Columba’s

First ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

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2nd Sunday of Advent

10th December

 

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Psalm – Psalm 85:9-14
Reading 2 – 2 Peter 3:8-14
Gospel – Mark 1:1-8

Gospel & Homily – Fr Douglas

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Church’s new year Cycle B

1st Sunday of Advent

3rd December

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 63:16-19, 64:2-7
Psalm – Psalm 80:2-19
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Gospel – Mark 13:33-37

Gospel & Homily – Fr Douglas

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