The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception

The feast is celebrated on December 8th.

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The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of December 2022

For volunteer not-for-profit organizations: We pray that volunteer

non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation

Feast Days for December

03. Francis Xavier, Memorial

04. SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, Sunday

06. Nicholas, Opt. Mem.

07. Ambrose, Memorial

08. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY, Solemnity

09. Juan Diego (USA), Opt. Mem.

11. THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, GUADETE SUNDAY, Sunday

12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast

13. Lucy, Memorial

14. John of the Cross, Ember Wednesday, Memorial

18. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, Sunday

21. Peter Canisius; O Dayspring, Opt. Mem.

23. John of Kanty; O Emmanuel, Opt. Mem.

25. NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Christmas), Solemnity

26. Stephen, Feast

27. John, Apostle, Feast

28. Holy Innocents, Feast

29. 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas; Thomas Becket , Opt. Mem.

30. Feast of the Holy Family, Feast

31. 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas; Sylvester I, Opt. Mem.

Focus of the Liturgy

The Gospels for the four Sundays in December 2022, are taken from St. Matthew are from Cycle A.


December 4th — 2nd Sunday in Advent

The Gospel is about John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness.


December 11th — 3rd Sunday in Advent

The Gospel today recounts the story of St. John the Baptist telling his followers about the coming Messiah.


December 18th — 4th Sunday of Advent

The Gospel is about the revelation to St. Joseph of Mary’s virginal conception.


December 25th — Solemnity of Christmas

The Gospel at Night recounts the birth of Christ in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds. The Weekday readings are from Year I.