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Catholic Daily Readings for December 19 2024, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
1st Reading Judges 13:2-7, 24-25A
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 71:3-4A, 5-6AB, 16-17
Gospel Luke 1:5-25

Daily Mass Readings for December 19 2024, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

1st Reading – Judges 13:2-7, 24-25A

2 Now there was a certain man from Zorah, and of the stock of Dan, whose name was Manoah, having a barren wife.

3 And an Angel of the Lord appeared to her, and he said: “You are barren and without children. But you shall conceive and bear a son.

4 Therefore, take care that you do not drink wine or strong drink. Neither shall you eat anything unclean.

5 For you shall conceive and bear a son, whose head no razor shall touch. For he shall be a Nazirite of God, from his infancy and from his mother’s womb. And he shall begin to free Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”

6 And when she had gone to her husband, she said to him: “A man of God came to me, having the countenance of an Angel, exceedingly terrible. And when I had inquired of him, who he was, and where he was from, and what name he was called, he was not willing to tell me.

7 But he responded: ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. Take care that you do not drink wine or strong drink. And you shall not consume anything unclean. For the boy shall be a Nazirite of God from his infancy, from his mother’s womb, even until the day of his death.'”

24 And so she bore a son, and she called his name Samson. And the boy grew up, and the Lord blessed him.

25A And the spirit of the Lord began to be with him.

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 71:3-4A, 5-6AB, 16-17

R. (See 8) My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!

3 Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
4A O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
R. My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!

5 For you are my hope, O LORD;
my trust, O God, from my youth.
6AB On you I depend from birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
R. My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!

16 I will treat of the mighty works of the LORD;
O God, I will tell of your singular justice.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
R. My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Luke 1:5-25

5 In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

6 Both were righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.

7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren and both were advanced in years.

8 Once when he was serving as priest in his division’s turn before God,

9 according to the practice of the priestly service, he was chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord to burn incense.

10 Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering,

11 the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense.

12 Zechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him.

13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John.

14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb,

16 and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

17 He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord.”

18 Then Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”

19 And the angel said to him in reply, “I am Gabriel, who stand before God. I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news.

20 And behold, you shall be dumb, and shall not be able to speak until the day wherein these things shall come to pass, because you have not believed my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time.

21 But now you will be speechless and unable to talk until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper time.” Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and were amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary.

22 But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He was gesturing to them but remained mute.

23 Then, when his days of ministry were completed, he went home.

24 After this time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she went into seclusion for five months, saying,

25 “So has the Lord done for me at a time when he has seen fit to take away my disgrace before others.”

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