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St. Stephen's martyrdom shows 'true meaning of Christmas,' Pope Francis says Watch

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The death of St. Stephen, the Church's first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, part of the ... continue reading


Christmas Eve carolers for Cardinal Pell gathered at Melbourne prison Watch

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A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell, currently ... continue reading


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As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, offering joy and love, especially to the children in our lives, we know that so many children in the ... continue reading


Cardinal Sako orders muted Christmas celebrations in Iraq Watch

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Christmas celebrations among Iraqi Christians will be subdued this year in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters.  ... continue reading


Pope Francis blesses 100 nativity scenes near the Vatican Watch

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Pope Francis Monday stopped by the "100 Nativities in the Vatican" display to bless Christmas scenes from all over the world. Vatican City, ... continue reading


Pope Francis: Don't forget the real meaning of Christmas Watch

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Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will serve ... continue reading


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'They key is not to fight, but just to bear witness': How to preach Advent Watch

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The season of Advent, and the entire cycle of the liturgical year, is vital to remaining rooted in the true mission of the Church, ... continue reading


50 years later, a Christmas message from the heavens

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Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 1968) the crew of Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit and began circling the moon - the first time in ... continue reading


New Vatican Christmas Stamps feature beautiful artwork

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The artwork featured on the Vatican's postage stamps for Christmas 2018 were painted by a man serving a life-sentence in a Milanese ... continue reading


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Catholic Online Shopping has announced 40 Days of Deals. Catholic gifts will be discounted, allowing shoppers to get bargains on some of ... 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

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 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, ... 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 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 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 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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