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Advent
December 22, 2019

4th Sunday of Advent

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. […]

December 15, 2019

3rd Sunday of Advent

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to [Jesus], “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and […]

December 8, 2019

2nd Sunday in Advent

1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make […]

December 1, 2019

1st Sunday of Advent

[Jesus said] “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying […]

December 16, 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent

Obviously the followers of Jesus observed Easter – Jesus’ death and resurrection – it was the story they told everyone – as the first of the commemorations that evolved into the Church Year. That is understandable. However we might be forgiven for being surprised that Advent – these four weeks – welcome to the 3rd […]

December 9, 2018

2nd Sunday in Advent

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who […]

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

We are here today not playing first century Church where the apostles and disciples gathered around Mary each December to hear again the story of Jesus’ birth. Back then if there was going to be talk about Jesus it would be about his ministry, his death, and most importantly of all, his resurrection. That’s what […]

December 17, 2017

3rd Sunday in Advent

If you did a random survey about what Christmas is about, what would you predict the replies to be? I don’t have specific data but I think that there is a general view – based on anecdotes of children’s conversations about Christmas – based on a general feeling as gleaned from newspapers and columnist’s ruminations […]

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday in Advent

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘ Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing […]

December 18, 2016

4th Sunday of Advent

The Signs Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too […]

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