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First Sunday of Advent

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Reading 1 and//usccb.org/bible/jeremiah/33:14 JER 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD,when I will fulfill the promiseI made to the house of Israel and Judah.In those days, in that time,I will raise up for David a just shoot he shall do what is right and just in the land.In those days Judah shall be safeand Jerusalem shall dwell securethis is what they shall call herand The LORD our justice.” Responsorial Psalm and//usccb.org/bible/psalms/25and4 PS 25and4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 R. (1b)To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. Your ways, O LORD, make known to meteach me your paths,Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my savior,and for you I wait all the day. R.To you, O Lord, I lift my soul .Good and upright is the LORDthus he shows sinners the way.He guides the humble to justice,and teaches the humble his way. R.To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancytoward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him,and his covenant, for their instruction. R.To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. Reading 2 and//usccb.org/bible/1thessalonians/3:12 1 THES 3:12—4and2 Brothers and sistersandMay the Lord make you increase and abound in lovefor one another and for all,just as we have for you,so as to strengthen your hearts,to be blameless in holiness before our God and Fatherat the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. Amen.Finally, brothers and sisters,we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,as you received from ushow you should conduct yourselves to please Godand as you are conducting yourselvesyou do so even more.For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. Alleluia and//usccb.org/bible/psalms/85and8 PS 85and8 R.Alleluia, alleluia.Show us, Lord, your loveand grant us your salvation.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//usccb.org/bible/luke/21:25 LK 21:25-28, 34-36 Jesus said to his disciplesand There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,and on earth nations will be in dismay,perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.People will die of frightin anticipation of what is coming upon the world,for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.And then they will see the Son of Mancoming in a cloud with power and great glory.But when these signs begin to happen,stand erect and raise your headsbecause your redemption is at hand. Beware that your hearts do not become drowsyfrom carousing and drunkennessand the anxieties of daily life,and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.For that day will assault everyonewho lives on the face of the earth.Be vigilant at all timesand pray that you have the strengthto escape the tribulations that are imminentand to stand before the Son of Man.”

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