November 2014

30 Sun. First Sunday of Advent. (Is 63:16b-17,19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37).

December 2014

Universal: That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.

For Evangelization: That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

1 Mon. Advent Weekday.

2 Tues. Advent Weekday.

3 Wed. St. Francis Xavier, priest; memorial

4 Thurs. Advent Weekday. St. John Damascene, priest-doctor; optional memorial.

5 Fri. Advent Weekday.

6 Sat. Advent Weekday. St. Nicholas, bishop; optional memorial.

7 Sun. Second Sunday of Advent. (Is 40:1-5,9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8).

8 Mon. Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; solemnity. (Gn 3:9-15,20; Eph 1:3-6,11-12; Lk 1:26-38).

9 Tues. Advent Weekday. St. Juan Diego; optional memorial.

10 Wed. Advent Weekday.

11 Thurs. Advent Weekday. St. Damasus, pope; optional memorial.

12 Fri. Our Lady of Guadalupe; feast.

13 Sat. St. Lucy, virgin-martyr; memorial.

14 Sun. Third Sunday of Advent. (Is 61:1-2a,10-11; 1Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28).

15 Mon. Advent Weekday.

16 Tues. Advent Weekday.

17 Wed. Advent Weekday.

18 Thurs. Advent Weekday.

19 Fri. Advent Weekday.

20 Sat. Advent Weekday.

21 Sun. Fourth Sunday of Advent. (2 Sm 7:1-5,8b-12,14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1: 26-38).

22 Mon. Advent Weekday.

23 Tues. Advent Weekday.

24 Wed. Advent Weekday.

25 Thurs. Nativity of the Lord, Christmas; solemnity. Holy Day of Obligation. (Vigil Mass – Is 62:1-5; Acts 13:16-17,22-25; Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25. Midnight Mass – Is 9:1-6; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14. Mass at Dawn – Is 62:11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20. Mass during the day – Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14).

26 Fri. St. Stephen, first martyr; feast.

27 Sat. St. John, apostle-evangelist; feast.

28 Sun. Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. (Sir 3:2- 7,12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40).

29 Mon. Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas. St. Thomas Becket, bishop-martyr; optional memorial.

30 Tues. Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas.

31 Wed. Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas. St. Sylvester, pope; optional memorial.

Observances:

St. Francis Xavier, missionary, Dec. 3; Sts. John Damascene, Ambrose, John of the Cross, Peter Canisius, doctors of the Church; Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; St. Juan Diego, Dec. 9; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12; Birth of our Lord, Dec. 25; St. Stephen, protomartyr, Dec. 26; St. John, apostle-evangelist, Dec. 27; Holy Family, Dec. 28.

Taken from the 2014 Catholic Almanac by Dr. Matthew Bunson