Readings -Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe-12 December 2016

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

800px-virgin_of_guadalupe_-_google_art_project

Virgin of Guadalupe circa 1700s featuring a novelty crown on the Virgin’s head, later removed on 23 February 1888.

Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17

Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion!
See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.
Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,
and they shall be his people,
and he will dwell among you,
and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,
and he will again choose Jerusalem.
Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!
For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling.

Or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

God’s temple in heaven was opened,
and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars….

Responsorial Psalm Jdt 13:18bcde, 19

  1. (15:9d) You are the highest honor of our race.
    Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God,
    above all the women on earth;
    and blessed be the LORD God,
    the creator of heaven and earth.
    R. You are the highest honor of our race.
    Your deed of hope will never be forgotten
    by those who tell of the might of God.
    R. You are the highest honor of our race.

Alleluia

  1. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise;
    from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary…
Or Lk 1:39-47

Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,…

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