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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


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


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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


Advent Reflection - Day 9 - The Second Monday of Advent Watch

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Advent Day 9 - Second Monday of AdventWhy we need a Savior. At this time, the Daily Readings of the Church explain why we need a savior. ... 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 offer ... continue reading


How to Handle Christmas Stress Watch

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Christmas is a season full of joy and happiness. Families gather and spend special, meaningful time together. This should be a time where ... 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 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



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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 , so that in a sense we can lose the feeling of expectancy and joyful anticipation, because at the end of the season, everything seems to return to pretty much the same routine. If that is the case, then our preparation may have been lacking ... continue reading

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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."132 The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as "full of grace". In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace... continue reading


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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 born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah. continue reading


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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 26 - The Fourth Thursday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 26 - The Fourth Thursday of Advent This is the last day of this year's Advent preparations. Tonight, we greet the ... continue reading


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Reaching Out: 7 Steps to a Blessed Christmas

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Sending singing carols, sending Christmas cards, giving gifts...It's all tradition and fun, but perhaps this is a wonderful time to really ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 25 - The Fourth Wednesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 25 - The Fourth Wednesday of Advent Within Mary's womb, our Savior stirs. The moment is near! The Holy Family turns ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 24 - The Fourth Tuesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 24 - The Fourth Tuesday of Advent This time, more than two thousand years ago, the Holy Family was traveling to ... continue reading


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