Saturday, December 1 — World AIDS Day’s theme Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise calls on governments to meet their pledges in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Sunday, December 2 — First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a time of preparation for the Feast of the Nativity. A suggested reading Matthew 24: 37-44.
Wednesday, December 5 — Hanukkah the Jewish Festival of Lights begins. Special readings focus on liberty and freedom. One additional candle on the eight-candle Menorah is lit each day.
Thursday, December 6 — Saint Nicolas, patron of children and role model for gift giving, is remembered.