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The commercialism of Christmas can easily tempt us to become spiritually sidetracked. A barrage of commercials tries to sell the illusion ... continue reading


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



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


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


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: 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.'"
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.

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Epiphany

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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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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


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 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


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


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


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