In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, today we deviate from the Lectionary to use the particular readings for our Patron Saint Francis Xavier. Saint Francis Xavier preached to India and other areas of India, bringing countless souls to Christ
Excerpt from the readings for St. Francis Xavier: "If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!" (1 Corinthians 9:17)
"Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15)
Reflection: Christ has sent you to preach to all people of the Earth as well - who is God asking you to preach to today? Who is in need of hearing from you about the good news that can only hear from you?
Advent hymn for the day: "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus"