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Christmas Readings: Nativity of the Lord - Mass at Midnight
Christmas Readings: Nativity of the Lord - Mass at Dawn
Christmas Readings: Nativity of the Lord - Mass During the Day
Feast of Stephen: Dec. 26: Feast of Saint Stephen
Next Sunday's Readings: Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Jesus

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Advent and Christmas Links

+ Advent Story: Annunciation — Gospel of Luke 1:26 et seq.
+ Advent Story: Visitation — Gospel of Luke 1:38 et seq.

+ Christmas Story — Gospel of Luke 2
+ Christmas Story I — Gospel of Matthew 1:18 et seq.
+ Christmas Story II — Gospel of Matthew 2
+ "And the Word Became Flesh" — Gospel of John 1

+ Away in a manger: Saint Francis of Assisi and the first Nativity Scene, Father William P. Saunders, Arlington Catholic Herald, December 2002

+ Advent and Christmas Seasons — USCCB
+ Advent and Christmas Blessings and Prayers — USCCB
+ Advent 2009 — Vatican


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