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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


'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


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How to bless your Advent Wreath at home Watch

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The Advent Season is upon us, and many of us have put up our Advent Wreaths. Did you know you can bless your Advent Wreath right at home? ... 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


Advent Reflection - Day 3 - The First Tuesday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 3 - First Tuesday of AdventA guest is coming! Are you ready?  For many people, Advent hardly exists. ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 2 - The First Monday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 2 - First Monday of AdventYou're going through trouble, but is it the right trouble?  Advent is a ... continue reading


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Giving Tuesday is once a year, make your donation count

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#GivingTuesday is November 30th, a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. Give Now And, ... continue reading


Jesus asks: will you share your loaves and fishes?

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All talents, all gifts of the earth, belong to God. We are given these things to equip us to work in the Lord's vineyard. The question is, ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 1 - The First Sunday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 1 - The First Sunday of AdventDo you know what Advent is really for?  We begin the season of Advent ... continue reading


If you want Christmas to be special, celebrate Advent! Watch

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Of all the seasons of the liturgical year, Advent seems to be the most overlooked. Overshadowed by Christmas, Advent is forgotten and ... 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



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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