THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

(GAUDETE "REJOICING" SUNDAY)

DECEMBER 17, 2017

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GOSPEL: John 1:6-8, 19-28

A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.

And this is the testimony of John.
When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests
and Levites to him
to ask him, "Who are you?"
He admitted and did not deny it,
but admitted, "I am not the Christ."
So they asked him,
"What are you then? Are you Elijah?"
And he said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No."
So they said to him,
"Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us?
What do you have to say for yourself?"
He said:
"I am the voice of one crying out in the desert,
'make straight the way of the Lord,'"

as Isaiah the prophet said."
Some Pharisees were also sent. 
They asked him,
"Why then do you baptize
if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?"
John answered them,
"I baptize with water;
but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me,
whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie."
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan,
where John was baptizing.

 

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We, the parish family of Saint Peter Claver, are a Catholic faith community within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Universal Church. Firm in the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspired by the example of our patron, we proclaim the kingdom of God to embrace everyone in love without discrimination of any kind. We are devoted to worship, to witness, and joyful service in the Spirit.

Mass and Confession Times

Saturday: 5:00 pm Vigil 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Sunday: 8:00 am 10:00 am 12 noon 5:00 pm

Weekdays
Monday - Friday 7:30 am

Holy Days
Vigil 5:00 pm
Holy Day 7:30 am 12 Noon 7:00 pm

CONFESSIONS
Saturday: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm

First Thursday of the month: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Advent and Lent Only
Monday: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Rectory:
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(Closed from Noon to 1:00 pm)

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(Closed from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

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Daily Mass Readings

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Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17

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Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Reading 1 Is 35:1-10

The desert and the parched land will exult;

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