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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

We Are In The Novena Of The Virgin

2nd Sunday of Advent

“Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”Ps. 85

Every year, we celebrate our patronal feast of the Immaculate, also the patroness of many of our countries, while we are in the midst of the novena of the Virgin of Guadalupe, empress of the Americas, pioneer of the evangelization of this continent; And also in the midst of Advent, ideal to help us prepare for her second coming, as she has been doing in her various manifestations throughout the world. It is a privilege to know ourselves as children of our heavenly mother, the Virgin Mary, in her numerous advocations through which she has appeared and approached us in many ways to show us her company and maternal love.

Let us always count on her in our daily pilgrimage towards the Father’s house, and let us pray to her daily, so that we may not live as orphans but as the children of God that we are. Christ gave her to us as a mother and entrusted us to her maternal care.

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church! You, who manifest your mercy and compassion to all who seek your protection from this place; hear the prayer that we address to you with filial confidence and present it to your Son Jesus, our only redeemer.

Mother of mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, to you who come to meet us, sinners, on this day, we consecrate our entire being and all our love. We also consecrate to you our life, our work, our joys, our illnesses, and our pains.

Grant peace, justice, and prosperity to our peoples; as everything we have and are, we place under your care, Lady and our mother. We want to be entirely yours and walk with you on the path of complete fidelity to Jesus Christ in His Church: do not let go of our loving hand.

Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we ask you for all the bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love, and humble service to God and souls.

Behold this vast harvest and intercede so that the Lord may instill a hunger for holiness in all the People of God, and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, strong in faith, and zealous dispensers of the mysteries of God.


Readings for the Week

Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11/Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (8)/2 Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
Monday: Is 35:1-10/Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14/Lk 5:17-26
Tuesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/Jdt 13:18bcde, 19/Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47
Wednesday: Is 40:25-31/Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10/Mt 11:28-30
Thursday: Is 41:13-20/Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab/Mt 11:11-15
Friday: Is 48:17-19/Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6/Mt 11:16-19
Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11/Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 8-19/Mt 17:9a, 10-13
Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11/Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 (Is 61:10b)/1 Thes 5:16-24/Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

Observances for the Week

Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Tuesday: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday: St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
Thursday: St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Next Sunday: 3rd Sunday of Advent

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