First Week of Advent
December 3, 2023 Sunday
Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, priest
First Reading : ISAIAH 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7
Responsorial Hymn: PSALM 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
R. (4) Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Second Reading : 1 CORINTHIANS 1:3-9
Gospel Reading : +MARK 13:33-37
December 4, 2023 Monday
First Reading : ISAIAH 2:1-5
Responsorial Hymn: PSALM 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Gospel Reading : +MATHEW 8:5-11
December 5, 2023 Tuesday
First Reading : ISAIAH 11:1-10
Responsorial Hymn: PSALM 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
R. (see 7) Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
Gospel Reading : +LUKE 10:21-24
December 6, 2023 Wednesday
First Reading : ISAIAH 25:6-10a
Responsorial Hymn: PSALM 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
R. (6cd) I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Gospel Reading : +MATHEW 15:29-37
December 7, 2023 Thursday
Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
First Reading : ISAIAH 26:1-6
Responsorial Hymn : PSALM 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
R. (26a) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Gospel Reading : +MATHEW 7:21, 24-27
December 8, 2023 Friday
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading : GENESIS 3:9-15, 20
Responsorial Hymn : PSALM 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
R. (1) Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.
Second Reading : EPHESIANS 1:3-6, 11-12
Gospel Reading : +LUKE 1:26-38
December 9, 2023 Saturday
First Reading 1: ISAIAH 30:19-21, 23-26
Responsorial Hymn : PSALM 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
R. (see Isaiah 30:18d) Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.
Gospel Reading : + MATHEW 9:35–10:1, 5a, 6-8
St. Anthony’ Church, Sithalapakkam
1st Tuesday of the month – 6.00pm Walk-of-the faithful, Car Procession, Rosary, Holy Mass and Adoration of the Eucharist.
Special Confession: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
1st Friday of the month – 6.00pm Rosary, Holy Mass and Adoration of the Eucharist. Special Confession: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
2nd Sunday of the month – Special Confession for Catechism & Alter Students after 8.00am mass
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month : Baptism will be given after 8.00am mass.
Arockia Malai Madha Church, Perumbakkam
2nd Saturday of the month – 06.00pm Holy Mass, Adoration of the Eucharist and Anointing with Holy Oil
*All Masses are served in Tamil Only