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FRI-SAT-SUN      December 18-20, 1998      SECTION TWO       vol 9, no. 245

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LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND

     This weekend, after commemorating the Third Friday and Third Saturday of Late Advent, we commemorate the Fourth and final Sunday of Advent before heading into the stretch run to Christmas at the end of the week. For the liturgies, readings and meditations for this weekend, click on LITURGY

Friday, December 18, 1998

Saturday, December 19, 1998

SUNDAY, December 20, 1998

Monday, December 21, 1998


PRAYER & DEVOTIONS

      For the special Novena Prayer for the days covered in this issue during this time of preparation in Late Advent and for the Christmas Novena, coinciding with the Third, Fourth and Sixth Days of Las Posadas in preparation for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Jesus, click on ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS NOVENA

ADVENT NOVENA PRAYER

PRAYER for December 18: Third Friday of Advent

PRAYER for December 19: Third Saturday of Advent

PRAYER for December 20: FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

CHRISTMAS NOVENA (LAS POSADAS) PRAYERS

The earliest ecclesiastical novena of which the Church has on record is the Christmas novena, which commemorates the nine months during which the Christ-child was carried in the womb of His Mother and coincides with the 16th century Mexican tradition of Las Posadas. This Christmas Novena carries an Indulgence of 7 years once on any day as taken from the "Blessed Be God" Prayer Book, 1959.

PRAYER for December 18: THIRD DAY OF LAS POSADAS

PRAYER for December 19: FOURTH DAY OF LAS POSADAS

PRAYER for December 20: FIFTH DAY OF LAS POSADAS


"Be not afraid. I am with you... Cling to Me by means of My Cross, by My True Presence in the Holy Eucharist."

      The reassuring words above were conveyed by the Risen Christ to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on the Easter Sunday, 1993 in which Our Lord reiterates that His Blessed Mother's apparitions and messages are His gift of Mercy to His children because of Mary's asking. She also asks that all adore her Divine Son on bended knee in the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady prefaces this in Message 322 on Holy Saturday in which she calls for Hope and equates her Divine Son's in the sepulchre to the Holy Mother Church residing in a "tomb" because of the heresies that are so prevalent. For messages 322 and 323 from Our Lady and Our Lord, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Twenty-two and Three Hundred-Twenty-three

Message Three Hundred-Twenty-two, April 20, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(HOLY SATURDAY)

Message Three Hundred-Twenty-three, April 21, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(EASTER SUNDAY)

Events this weekend in Church History

     On December 18th of 1935 Pope Pius XI could see the rumblings on the horizon in Europe with Adolf Hitler making waves and thus, he issued his 14th encyclical entreating the faithful for prayers for world peace, just as Pope John Paul II calls for today between the US and mideast countries, specifically Iraq. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on December 18th through December 20th, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 18:

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 19:

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 20:



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December 18-20, 1998 volume 9, no. 245   DAILY CATHOLIC