Saint Stephen / Fiesta de san Esteban

St. Francis at Prayer

Keeping the Season for Monday, December 26, 2022


Today is special for permanent deacons as they celebrate the feast of their patron, St. Stephen, the first martyr. Acts recount how the saint was stoned after he performed “great wonders and signs among the people.” While being stoned, Stephen called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Psalm 31 echoes the suffering of Jesus on the cross and the cry, “Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.” May we allow St. Stephen’s courage to inspire us as we seek to live as disciples of Christ.

Today’s readings: Acts 6:8–10, 7:54–59; Psalm 31:3cd–4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17; Matthew 10:17–22.

Esta semana en casa, 26 de diciembre de 2022

Fiesta de san Esteban, protomártir

Muy especialmente, los diáconos permanentes celebran a su santo patrono, san Esteban, el primer mártir. Hechos de los Apóstoles relata cómo Esteban fue lapidado. Mientras lo apedreaban, gritó: “Señor Jesús, recibe mi espíritu”, que es un eco Salmo 31 y que escuchamos de labios de Jesús en la cruz: “En tus manos, Señor, encomiendo mi espíritu”. Permitamos que el valor de san Esteban nos inspire a vivir como discípulos fieles de Cristo.

Lecturas del día: Hechos 6:8–10, 7:54–59; Salmo 31:3cd–4, 6 y 8ab, 16bc y 17; Mateo 10:17–22.

Archive / Archivo

Celebrate this Christmas!
As you enjoy some quiet time for prayer or dinner this week as a family, use this week’s booklet HOW TO SAVE THE SEASON to bring Advent and the seasons to life in your home. The gifts of joy and hope given to us by the Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus offer something for everyone!

¡Celebra esta Navidad!
Mientras disfruta de un momento tranquilo para orar o cenar esta semana en familia, use el folleto de esta semana CÓMO SALVAR LA TEMPORADA para que el Adviento y las estaciones cobren vida en su hogar. ¡Los dones de alegría y esperanza que nos da el Nacimiento, la Muerte y la Resurrección de Jesús ofrecen algo para todos!


© 2022 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Text by Patricia J. Hughes, DMIN. Scripture quotations are from the New American Bible, revised edition. Permission to publish is granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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