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Advent Reflection - Day 18 - The Third Wednesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 18 - The Third Wednesday of Advent The Prophet Jeremiah referred to Christ as an "upright branch," proclaiming that ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 17 - The Third Tuesday of Advent Watch

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Advent - Day 17 - The Third Tuesday of Advent Today, we contemplate how close we are to the arrival of Jesus. We will begin adding the "O ... continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 16 - Third Monday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 16 - Third Monday of Advent On this day, we remember that Joseph and Mary sought shelter before Christ was born. ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 15 - The Third Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 15 - The Third Sunday of Advent This Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday. On this day, we recognize the ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 14 - The Second Saturday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 14 - The Second Saturday of Advent Today is the second Saturday of Advent. If needed let us obtain the Sacrament of ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 13 - The Second Friday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 13 - The Second Friday of Advent One of the ways God made Himself known to all the people of the world is through ... continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 12 - The Second Thursday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 12 - The Second Thursday of Advent The prophet Zechariah said this to the people of Israel: "Sing, rejoice, ... continue reading


ADVENT CONVERSION: Is it Possible to Stop Sinning? 5 Ways we can Sin Less

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The Sacred Liturgy for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and also for the holy season of Advent points us to stop sinning. Make ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 11 - The Second Wednesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection Day 11 - The Second Wednesday of Advent. The prophet Isaiah plainly stated that Christ would come. In Chapter 7, verse ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 10 - The Second Tuesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Day 10 - Second Tuesday of AdventReliance on God is what will save us. One of the great Old Testament prophets was Isaiah. God ... continue reading



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Advent & Christmas 2023

Begins Sunday December 3, 2023

Ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

"And the angel answered her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.'"
Luke 1:35

Christ the King

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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Advent 2023 starts on Sunday December 3, 2023

Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas every year.

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Advent 2023 ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

Advent ends on Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas, every year.

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Epiphany

Saturday January 6, 2023

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Advent Reflections

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Advent Calendar

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Advent Candle

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Advent? What is it all about

What is Advent? The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming... continue reading

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role." The angel Gabriel at the moment of... continue reading

Advent Daily Readings

Daily Scripture Readings for Advent The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby... continue reading


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Feast of the Epiphany - A Sunday Letter by Deacon Keith Fournier

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My friends, brothers, and sisters in the Lord,On Sunday January 7, 2024 in the United States and many other Nations, we celebrate the Feast ... continue reading


The Deacon Saint Stephen the Proto-Martyr is a Model for all Christians

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In the Catholic Church, Christmas is celebrated for eight days (Octave, from the Latin Octava) and opens up into a wonderful liturgical ... continue reading



Love is Born on Christmas Morn, and the World is Born Anew Watch

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The Gospel passages proclaimed at the Vigil and the Midnight Mass of Christmas root the Nativity of the Lord, in the family history and ... continue reading


5 Ways to keep Jesus in your Christmas celebrations this year

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Christmas is a magical time of year when decorations line the streets, children are suddenly behaving and the Post Office struggles to keep ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 22- The Fourth Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 22 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent  This is the last day of this year's Advent preparations. Tonight, we greet the ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Within Mary's womb, our Savior stirs. The moment is near! The Holy Family turns ... continue reading


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