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Jesus asks: will you share your loaves and fishes?

Image of When we present the Lord with our loaves and fishes, He multiplies them and feeds the multitude.

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


Pope Francis' Message to Young People this Advent Season: 'Don't lose hope'

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Pope Francis told young adults and teens participating in a Christmas songwriting contest to hold onto the hope, beauty, and love present ... continue reading


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The Christmas Gift: Because Jesus is Born, We Can Be Born Again Watch

Image of That beautiful Child was born in a manger so that the world can be born again in Him. He became like us, so that we can become like Him. As sons and daughters in the Son, we can live for eternity in an intimate communion of love in, through and with Him. That reality begins today for all who say Yes to the gift being offered. Merry Christmas

On the day called Christ-Mass, the whole world pauses - at a manger, a crib, a creche. The Nativity of the Lord touches every man, ... continue reading


Full of Grace: We Learn to Live a Life of Yes from Mary Watch

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What came about in bodily form in Mary, the fullness of the godhead shining through Christ in the Blessed Virgin, takes place in a ... continue reading


Advent Reflection: The Manger and the Cross - Calvary Begins in Bethlehem Watch

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All the events surrounding His birth reveal to us how closely life and death, Christmas and Easter, Bethlehem and Golgotha, the Manger and ... continue reading


Advent: Dominus humilitate adveniet: The Lord Will Come by Humility

Image of To become humble is in reality to die to self. It is to become as a little child in abandonment to God, trusting completely in his goodness, power and divine providence. It is to give ourselves over unconditionally and without qualification to Christ. It is the humble who pray thus:

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw ... continue reading



Elf on the Shelf meet 'Mary on the Mantel'

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For the past 16 years, Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition, both hated and loved, for families in the days leading up to Christmas. ... continue reading


We Need Advent 2020

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If ever there was a year that needs Advent, 2020 is that year. We have seen tragic deaths from the China virus (though thankfully, far ... continue reading


The Advent Calendar Watch

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An Advent calendar has become a tradition for many families when celebrating Advent and the Christmas season. Young children are full of ... continue reading


Sinner or saint God loves you, Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve Watch

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Vatican City, (CNA) - A person's weakness and sin does not change Christ's love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the ... 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.'"
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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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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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#GivingTuesday is November 29th, a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. Give Now And, ... continue reading



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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 ... continue reading


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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


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


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


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