2nd Sunday of Advent Year B
First reading Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Isaiah prophesies that the coming of the Messiah will bring consolation and peace.
Second reading 2 Peter 3:8-14 Like Isaiah, Peter awaits the return of the Lord; what we hope for necessarily affects how we live.
Gospel Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist announces the imminent coming of the Lord
The music may be found here.
Especially in our prayers — those who have died recently: Jacques Browne; Jeff Rohen (father of Michele Rohen-Foley; Sir John Mason; Rex Garton; Joseph Carroll;
Those whose anniversaries we keep, and whose memory we honour: Brigid Blake (mother of Denise Blake).
We remember them, and all the faithful departed; may they rest in peace. Amen.