This Week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, December 1st is from Matthew 24:37-44. “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.”
“Jesus warns his disciples that the Son of Man will come ‘at an hour you do not expect’ (Matthew 24:44). If we are honestly preparing our hearts to receive Jesus, we must stop doing things that injure or demean others and ‘put on the armor of light’ (13.12). If we wouldn’t want it ‘brought to light,’ that’s a sign we shouldn’t do it.”
Source: Pastoral Patterns, Winter 2019-2020
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday Isa 4:2-6; Matt 8:5-11
Tuesday Isa 11:1-10; Luke 10:21-24
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest (Memorial) – Canonized in 1602, he is the patron of all foreign missions.
Wednesday Isa 25:6-10a; Matt 15:29-37
Thursday Isa 26:1-6; Matt 7:21, 24-27
Friday Isa 29:17-24; Matt 9:27-31
Saturday Isa 30:19-21, 23-26; Matt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-8
Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Memorial) – He excelled as a preacher, teacher and pastor and influenced the conversion of Saint Augustine.