Responding to The Psalms – December 2023

A project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Indeed, who could fail to be moved by those many passages in the psalms which set forth so profoundly the infinite majesty of God, his omnipotence, his justice and goodness and clemency, too deep for words, and all the other infinite qualities of his that deserve our praise? Who could fail to be roused to the same emotions by the prayers of thanksgiving to God for blessings received, by the petitions, so humble and confident, for blessings still awaited, by the cries of a soul in sorrow for sin committed? Who would not be fired with love as he looks on the likeness of Christ, the redeemer, here so lovingly foretold? His was the voice Augustine heard in every psalm, the voice of praise, of suffering, of joyful expectation, of present distress.”Pope St Pius X

We offer the Sunday Responsorial Psalm as a focus for prayer and reflection during the week ahead for yourself or share with others. You could note your own thoughts as a possible personal journal.


Excerpts from The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins.

Sunday 3 December 2023 First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 10 December 2023 Second Sunday of Advent 

Sunday 17 December 2023 Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 24 December 2023 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Monday 25 December 2023 CHRISTMAS – Mass at Midnight

Monday 25 December 2023 CHRISTMAS Mass at Dawn

Monday 25 December 2023 CHRISTMAS Mass during the DAY

Sunday 31 December 2023 The Holy Family