November 29, 2015 - First Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

November 25th, 2015

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First Reading  Jeremiah 33:14-16
The Lord will fulfill his promises to Israel and Judah.

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 25:4-5,8-9,10,14
The Lord will teach us his paths.

Second Reading  1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2
Paul encourages the Thessalonians to be holy and to please God.

Gospel Reading
Luke 21:25-28,34-36
Jesus teaches his disciples to be vigilant so that they will be ready when the Son of Man comes in glory.

In this new liturgical year that begins this week, the Gospel of Luke will be the primary Gospel proclaimed (Lectionary Cycle C). This week we hear Jesus speak to his disciples about the need for vigilance and prayer as they wait for the coming of the Son of Man in glory. This passage marks the conclusion of a lengthy dialogue in which Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, warns about the persecution and tribulations to follow, and identifies the signs that will signal the coming of the Son of Man in glory