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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 • 14:38 PM Tue Dec 8, 2015
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Reading 1 and//usccb.org/bible/genesis/3and9 GN 3and9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, Where are you?”He answered, I heard you in the gardenbut I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, The woman whom you put here with meCshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”The LORD God then asked the woman, Why did you do such a thing?”The woman answered, The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.”Then the LORD God said to the serpentand Because you have done this, you shall be bannedfrom all the animalsand from all the wild creatureson your belly shall you crawl,and dirt shall you eatall the days of your life.I will put enmity between you and the woman,and between your offspring and hershe will strike at your head,while you strike at his heel.”The man called his wife Eve,because she became the mother of all the living. Responsorial Psalm and//usccb.org/bible/psalms/98and1 PS 98and1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4 R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds. Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deedsHis right hand has won victory for him,his holy arm. R.Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds. The LORD has made his salvation knownandin the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel. R.Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds. All the ends of the earth have seenthe salvation by our God.Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you landsbreak into song sing praise. R.Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds. Reading 2 and//usccb.org/bible/ephesians/1and3 EPH 1and3-6, 11-12 Brothers and sistersandBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who has blessed us in Christwith every spiritual blessing in the heavens,as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,to be holy and without blemish before him.In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,in accord with the favor of his will,for the praise of the glory of his gracethat he granted us in the beloved.In him we were also chosen,destined in accord with the purpose of the Onewho accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,we who first hoped in Christ. Alleluia and//usccb.org/bible/luke/1:28 SEE LK 1:28 R.Alleluia, alleluia.Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with youblessed are you among women.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//usccb.org/bible/luke/1:26 LK 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from Godto a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,of the house of David,and the virgin’s name was Mary.And coming to her, he said, Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”But she was greatly troubled at what was saidand pondered what sort of greeting this might be.Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary,for you have found favor with God.Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,and you shall name him Jesus.He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”But Mary said to the angel, How can this be,since I have no relations with a man?”And the angel said to her in reply, The Holy Spirit will come upon you,and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.Therefore the child to be bornwill be called holy, the Son of God.And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,has also conceived a son in her old age,and this is the sixth month for her who was called barrenfor nothing will be impossible for God.”Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.May it be done to me according to your word.”Then the angel departed from her.

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