December 25, 2011, Mass at Dawn, Gospel

Luke 2: 15 – 20

2:15 And it happened that, when the Angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us cross over to Bethlehem and see this word, which has happened, which the Lord has revealed to us.”
2:16 And they went quickly. And they found Mary and Joseph; and the infant was lying in a manger.
2:17 Then, upon seeing this, they understood the word that had been spoken to them about this boy.
2:18 And all who heard it were amazed by this, and by those things which were told to them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told to them.