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Logs are burning in the fireplace and a sweet holiday tune escapes from the stereo. Christmas is here and it's time to break out those eggs ... 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  Today is the last Sunday before Christmas! We light the fourth and final ... continue reading


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And so we wait

Image of Advent offers us a wonderful opportunity to learn how to wait patiently, prayerfully and trustingly on the Lord.

Waiting is a natural part of life. But it's often hard to wait. And in our modern world which pampers us in so many ways with instant ... 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 Our spiritual preparations are important, but of course, we must make worldly ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 20 - The Third Friday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 20 - The Third Friday of Advent Today we reflect upon our worthiness to receive the Lord. We should take stock of ... continue reading


Redeemer in the Womb: Jesus was an Embryonic Person

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Tomorrow we commemorate the Nativity of the Lord. Let us always remember the incredible truth revealed in the Mystery which we celebrate, ... continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 19 - The Third Thursday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 19 - The Third Thursday of Advent John the Baptist was born to Zachariah and Elizabeth when they were advanced in ... continue reading


Learning from Elijah in the Advent Season of Life Watch

Image of Elijah under the broom tree- The question we can ask ourselves today is whether we are responding to that invitation.   Then, we should quiet ourselves and listen - for the voice of the Lord, under the broom tree, in the whisper of the wind, where He still speaks.

I spend a lot of time under the broom tree as I grow older. I see it as a holy place, a place of invitation, in the unfolding loving ... continue reading


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 & Christmas 2022

Begins Sunday, November 27, 2022

Ends on Saturday, December 24, 2022

"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 20, 2022

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Advent 2022 starts on Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas every year.

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Advent 2022 ends on Saturday, December 24, 2022

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

Image of ChristmasBirth of Our Lord Jesus[holy day of obligation]

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Epiphany

Friday, January 6, 2023

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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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Advent Reflection - Day 8 - The Second Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 8 - The Second Sunday of AdventWe recall the prophets, who foretold Christ's coming.  The first and larger ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 7 - The First Saturday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 7 - First Saturday of Advent Why we talk about reconciliation during Advent.  Many parishes ... continue reading


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'Observe Advent': What does it really mean? Watch

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With the first Sunday of Advent behind us, the liturgical season of preparing for Christmas is well underway.  Denver, Colo. (CNA) - ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 6 - The First Friday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 6 - First Friday of AdventA clever person once calculated how long it would take to walk from Egypt to ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 5 - The First Thursday of Advent

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 5 - First Thursday of AdventAdvent is a mini what? Why is it so important to treat Advent as a ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 4 - The First Wednesday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 4 - First Wednesday of AdventWhat do kids know about Advent that we don't? Advent is a period of ... continue reading


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