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FAMILY MASS PREPARATION Saturday, December 12, 2021 Third Week of Advent


Saturday, December 12, 2021

Third Week of Advent

English: 4:00 PM. Spanish 6:00 PM

FAMILY CATECHESIS: Our Lady of Guadalupe @5:00 PM But one more powerful than I will come. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire! Luke 3:16

Family Group Leader:

Let’s begin with prayer. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


COLLECT or Gathering Prayer


O God, who sees how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us we pray, to attain the JOYS of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever….AMEN

Responsorial Psalm. Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6.

Everyone: R.

(6) Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.

Family Group Leader:

God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation.

Everyone. R.

Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.

GOSPEL: Luke 3:10-18. John the Baptist tells about Jesus.

Family Group Leader assigns the reading:

10 “Then what should we do?” the crowd asked.

11 John answered, “Anyone who has extra clothes should share with the one who has none. And anyone who has extra food should do the same.”

12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” John told them.

14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”

John replied, “Don’t force people to give you money. Don’t bring false charges against people. Be happy with your pay.”

15 The people were waiting. They were expecting something. They were all wondering in their hearts if John might be the Messiah.

16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I am will come. I’m not good enough to untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

17 His pitchfork is in his hand to toss the straw away from his threshing floor. He will gather the wheat into his barn. But he will burn up the husks with fire that can’t be put out.”

18 John said many other things to warn the people. He also announced the good news to them.


  1. What do we learn about Jesus in this story?

    1. Jesus is more powerful than John the Baptist

    2. Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire

      1. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do Good

      2. Fire cleans out the parts of us not from God.

  2. What do we learn about John the Baptist?

    1. He was a prophet who told others about Jesus

    2. When people asked him: What should we do, he told them to do good.

    3. He prepared the people to receive the power of the Holy Spirit to continue God’s work in the world.

  3. What can you do in your every day life to be fully prepared for the coming of Jesus?

  4. Who will you share this story with this week?


  1. Before the MASS, Circle 1 or 2 areas from the Interactive Mass Book to carefully listen to and observe during the Eucharist:

    1. Prayer before Mass (p.1)

    2. Order of the Mass

    3. Color of the Vestments

    4. Confession (p.5 and 6)

    5. Readings and Psalm

    6. Gospel

    7. Articles of the Mass (p. 10-11)

    8. Homily (The teaching about the readings and the Gospel)

    9. The Nicene Creed

    10. The Prayers of the People

    11. Offer the Gifts

    12. The Consecration

    13. Holy Communion

    14. Final Blessing

  2. Share what you observed or heard from God:

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