Saturday 8 December 2018 (other days)
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Joint Principal Patron of the Diocese
Let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. Let us adore her Son, who is Christ the Lord.
Year: C(I). Psalm week: 1. Liturgical Colour: White.
|The Feast of the Immaculate Conception|
About the author of the Second Reading in today's Office of Readings:
|Second Reading: St Anselm (1033 - 1109)|
|Liturgical colour: white|
|Mid-morning reading (Terce)||Ephesians 1:4 ©|
Before the world was made, he chose us: he chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence.
|Noon reading (Sext)||(Ephesians 1:10-12) ©|
It is in Christ that we were claimed as God’s own, under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things as he decides by his own will; we were chosen for his greater glory.
|Afternoon reading (None)||(Ephesians 5:25-27) ©|
Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy, so that when he took her to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless.
Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. For on-line information about other Random House, Inc. books and authors, see the Internet web site at http://www.randomhouse.com.
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