THE WORD OF THE LORD
Feast of Sto Niño
First reading: Is 9:1-6
Responsorial Psalm :
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
Second Reading: Eph 1:3-6,15-18
Gospel Reading: Mk 10:13–16
And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.