NOVEMBER 22-28: READINGS AND FEASTS.
NOVEMBER 22 Mon Saint Cecilia, Virgin Martyr Memorial Dn 1:1-6, 8-20/Lk 21:1-4
23 Tue Weekday [Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; USA: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr] Dn 2:31-45/Lk 21:5-11
24 Wed Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Memorial
Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28/Lk 21:12-19
25 Thu Weekday USA: Thanksgiving Day] Dn 6:12-28/Lk 21:20-28
26 Fri Weekday Dn 7:2-14/Lk 21:29-33
27 Sat Weekday [BVM] Dn 7:15-27/Lk 21:34-36
28 SUN FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Jer 33:14-16/1 Thes 3:12—4:2/Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
Thursday is ThanksgivingDay in the USA, a day we spend at home with family and friends. The readings for most of this week, from the Book of Daniel and the Gospel of Luke, describe a world turned upside down. Hardly readings for enjoying a family feast in the security of your home.
Three martyrs also are remembered this week.
But faith embraces a world upset and a world secure.
Next week Advent begins. Christ comes.