Catholicism

Fourth Sunday of Advent (2018)

Gospel Reading: Luke 1:39-45   At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed:… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Advent (2018)

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The Third Sunday of Advent (2018)

Gospel Reading: Luke 3:10-18  “What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”  “Don’t collect any more than… Continue reading The Third Sunday of Advent (2018)

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Second Sunday of Advent (2018)

First Scripture Reading: Baruch 5:1-9 Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on forever the beauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting; for God will show your… Continue reading Second Sunday of Advent (2018)

Bereavement

Emmanuel: God With Us, God For Us, God Within Us

O Come Emmanuel – it’s a song we’ve all heard on the radio, sung at Mass, or recognized in popular movies and television shows. While we may be familiar with this phrase, how many of us have actually paused to contemplate its meaning? A quick Google search of “Emmanuel” will tell you that it means… Continue reading Emmanuel: God With Us, God For Us, God Within Us

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The First Sunday of Advent (2018)

First Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. “‘In those days and at that time     I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;     he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent (2018)