Wednesday, 2nd Week of Advent (Weekday, Cycle – I)


Saint of the Day: Our Lady of Guadalupe

First Reading:

Zech 2: 10-13 (Is 40: 25-31) (I shall dwell among you)

Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! For lo, I will come and dwell in your midst, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in your midst. And you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem. Be silent, all people, before the Lord; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

Responsorial Psalms:

Jdt 13: 18abcde, 19

Responsorial Antiphon:

“You are the highest honour of our race.”

Gospel Reading:

Lk 1: 39-47 (Mt 11: 28-30) (Mary visits Elizabeth)

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.”

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