24 November 2020, SS. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and companionsmemorial; Lit colour: Red.

  • 1st Reading: Rev 14:14-19; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 95:10,11-121, 12b-13; Gospel: Lk 21:5-11.
  • Audio of Readings above.

[Ref. Daily Readings: Universalis.com; Bible Quotes: oremus Bible Browser;  Reflections (1): CatholicCulture.org; (2) OMPH Spiritual Health]

29 November 2020, First Sunday of Advent; Lit Colour: Purple.

  • 1st Reading: Is 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2b-7; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 79:2ac, 3bc, 15-16, 18-19; 2nd Reading: 1 Cor 1:3-9; Gospel: Mk 13:33-37.

Make Her Known

ORDINARY TIME: After the feast of Pentecost which fell on May 31, the Church’s liturgical calendar changed from the Season of Easter to Ordinary Time. Many people might have missed this fact because the liturgical colour for Ordinary Time – green – is not used on the first two Sundays of this phase of the season.

The Easter colour of white is continued because two solemnities – Holy Trinity and The Body and Blood of Christ – are celebrated on the Sundays following Pentecost.

The name “Ordinary Time” for that part of the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter is perhaps rather an unfortunate term. The word “ordinary” commonly means something that is unexceptional or uninteresting. However, the word “ordinary” as used in “Ordinary Time” means that the Sundays after the seasons of Christmas and Easter are counted in order, using ordinal numbers.

It is best to think of Ordinary Time as one of the liturgical seasons – the longest season of the church year. Its liturgical colour of green points to our Christian hope and life, entering into the mystery of Christ in all its fullness.

Ordinary Time enables us to devote ourselves to exploring the mystery of Christ in all its aspects and to celebrate the presence of God in the ordinary patterns of human life.

(Ref. "Liturgy Brisbane")

Ordinary Time: 9th Week after the Easter Season (from Monday, 1 June 2020) to 34th Week, end of Year A (on Saturday, 28 November 2020).

"Dear St. Andrew Dung-Lac and companions, pray for us. You suffered deprivation, hunger, pain, and illness for the love of God. Help us to love Jesus, to love our enemies, to possess a faith so strong that we shall not weaken — by God’s grace — when challenged, but love perseveringly to the end of our lives. ’"

- Prayer to SS. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions (prayer from "The Wanderer")

"Glorious Saint Catherine, virgin and martyr, help me to imitate your love of purity. Give me strength and courage in fighting off the temptations of the world and evil desires."

- Prayer to St. Catherine (from "Integrated Catholic Life")

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26 November 2020, Thursday, Last Week in Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green.

  • 1st Reading: Rev 18:1-2, 21-23, 19:1-3, 9a; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 99:2, 3, 4, 5; Gospel: Lk 21:20-28.

Advent: The Church's new Liturgical year, Year B, starts with Advent, which lasts 26 days, commencing 29 November, Sunday, to 24 December, Thursday. 

Mass Readings

27 November 2020, Friday, Last Week in Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green.

  • 1st Reading: Rev 20:1-4, 11- 21:2; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 83:3, 4, 5-6a, 8a; Gospel: Lk 21:29-33.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh, Malaysia

25 November 2020, Wednesday, Last Week in Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green; OR Red: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr, memorial.

  • 1st Reading: Rev 15:1-4; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 97:1-2, 3ab, 7-8, 9; Gospel: Lk 21:12-19.
  • Audio of Readings above.

"The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the 'Prophet’s Candle.' The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival."

- (from "Crosswalk.com")

28 November 2020, Saturday, Last Week in Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green; OR White OR Green: Saturday Mass pf Our Lady.

  • 1st Reading: Rev 22:1-7; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 94:1-2, 3-5, 6-7; Gospel: Lk 21:34-36.