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FRI-SAT-SUN      December 11-13, 1998      SECTION TWO       vol 9, no. 240

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LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND

      This weekend, after commemorating the Second Friday of Advent and Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I, we celebrate the glorious Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a festive occasion of prayer and fiesta throughout the western hemisphere, especially in Hispanic circles. Sunday we celebrate with joyful cause Gaudete Sunday or the Third Sunday of Advent which supersedes the Feast of the virgin and martyr Saint Lucy. Monday we celebrate the Feast of the religious Carmelite reformer and Doctor of the Church Saint John of the Cross. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the above feasts for this weekend, click on LITURGY

Friday, December 10, 1998

December 10: Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I

Saturday, December 12, 1998

December 12: Feast of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

SUNDAY, December 13, 1998

Though it is superseded by Gaudete Sunday, Sunday is the feast of Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr:

December 13: Feast of Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr

Monday, December 14, 1998

December 14: Feast of Saint John of the Cross, Carmelite priest and Doctor of the Church


PRAYER & DEVOTIONS

      In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe we bring you the Opening Prayer from the Mass in honor of this feast:

God of Power and Mercy, You blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through Your justice present in our hearts may Your Peace reign in the world.

      For the special Novena Prayers for Friday, Saturday and Gaudete Sunday for this time of preparation during Advent, click on ADVENT

ADVENT NOVENA PRAYER

PRAYER for December 11: Second Friday of Advent

PRAYER for December 12: Second Saturday of Advent - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

PRAYER for December 13: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - GAUDETE SUNDAY



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December 11-13, 1998 volume 9, no. 240   DAILY CATHOLIC