Advent

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December 3, 2017 – First Sunday of Advent

I remember the old house I grew up in.  It had green shag carpet, brown plaid couches, a three bedrooms and big back yard.  I remember the plastic shelves filled with toys in my bedroom, which I shared with my brother.  The bedroom—not always the toys.  I remember the wooden clock on the wall in […]

December 11, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Brothers and Sisters in Christ the key words for us today are rejoicing and prophecy.  We rejoice because Jesus is present, among us today, right now in this Holy Mass and as His disciples we are called to leave here today, strengthened and nourished to be His prophets. As we enter into this 3rd week […]

November 27, 2016 – 1st Sunday of Advent (A)

  Wake O wake and sleep no longer, brothers and sisters!  It’s a new year!  Happy new year, by the way.  As this Advent hymn states, “Awake, God’s own Jerusalem! … Zion hears the sound of singing; Our hearts are thrilled with sudden longing; She stirs, and wakes, and stands prepared.” It’s a beautiful hymn—one […]