Readings: Saturday, December 1, 2018

First Reading


First Reading: Revelation 22:1-7

John said: 
An angel showed me the river of life-giving water, 
sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God 
and of the Lamb down the middle of the street, 
On either side of the river grew the tree of life 
that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; 
the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations. 
Nothing accursed will be found anymore. 
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, 
and his servants will worship him. 
They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 
Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, 
for the Lord God shall give them light, 
and they shall reign forever and ever. 
And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, 
and the Lord, the God of prophetic spirits, 
sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.” 
“Behold, I am coming soon.” 
Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.

Responsorial Psalm


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab

R./ Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus! 

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; 
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation. 
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; 
let us joyfully sing psalms to him. 
R./ Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus!

For the Lord is a great God, 
and a great king above all gods; 
In his hands are the depths of the earth, 
and the tops of the mountains are his. 
His is the sea, for he has made it, 
and the dry land, which his hands have formed. 
R./ Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus! 

Come, let us bow down in worship; 
let us kneel before the Lord who made us. 
For he is our God, 
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. 
R./ Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus!

Holy Gospel


Gospel Reading: Lk 21: 34-36

Jesus said to his disciples, "Be on your guard; let not your hearts be weighed down with a life of pleasure, drunkenness and worldly cares, lest that day catch you suddenly as a trap. For it will come upon all the inhabitants of the whole earth. But watch at all times and pray, that you may be able to escape all that is bound to happen and to stand before the Son of Man."