FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT — Year C

First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16

A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah.

The days are coming, says our God, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.  In those days, at that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot who shall do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure; this is what they shall call it: “The Most High our justice”.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Jeremiah.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25

R: To You, O God, I lift up my soul.

Make me know Your ways, Adonai.

Teach me Your paths.

Lead me in Your truth and teach me,

for You are the God of my salvation.

For You I wait all the day long.

R: To You, O God, I lift up my soul.

Good and upright is Adonai,

instructing sinners in the way,

Leading the humble in what is right,

and teaching the humble the way.

R: To You, O God, I lift up my soul.

All the paths of Adonai are steadfast love and faithfulness

For those who keep God’s covenant and decrees.

The friendship of Adonai is for those who fear God

and make known to them the covenant.

R: To You, O God, I lift up my soul.