The Nativity of the Lord (Vigil Mass): Joseph’s Story

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Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph.  He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But since Israel hadn’t been a great nation in a long … Continued

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Today’s readings Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, remembering that the birth of Jesus was foretold to Mary through the messenger of God, the archangel Gabriel. We celebrate it deliberately on this day, the 25th … Continued

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” Those words, spoken by St. Elizabeth to Mary, summarize what is so important about celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin … Continued