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Irish priest: Christians should stop saying 'Christmas' and 'Easter' Watch

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An Irish Catholic priest has asked Christians to give up the words 'Christmas' and 'Easter,' because they have been hijacked by secular ... continue reading


Amazing pastor handles hilarious accident during Christmas service Watch

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In the middle of a Christmas Eve service at the Phoenix Christian Assembly church, one pastor taught his congregation how to handle ... continue reading


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Christology and Christmas: The Catholic Church guards Christology and Christmas

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Christians today often take the meaning of Christmas for granted. Unfortunately, the wonder and magnificence of the Incarnation and the ... continue reading


5 ways to celebrate the day after Christmas Watch

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The month of December is full of shopping, baking, entertaining and planning all for the sake of a perfect Christmas celebration! But what ... continue reading


The Church at Christmas: The Light of Truth Shines In The Darkness Watch

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"Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy ... continue reading


Fourth Sunday of Advent: Awaiting the Arrival of The Christ Child Who Fulfills Every Hope

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In America today, we often rush from the secular holiday of Thanksgiving right into Christmas, bypassing Advent altogether. The Christmas ... continue reading


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Pope Francis offers the hearing-impaired a special Christmas message - In sign language! Watch

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On Tuesday, December 13, YouTube user Joseph Matar posted a shockingly adorable video of Pope Francis sharing a Christmas message with the ... continue reading


Blasphemous 'Santa vs. Jesus' board game featuring Virgin Mary and racy pictures sparks controversy Watch

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Two actors joined forces to create a stunningly inappropriate board game in the name of fun - but many have hailed the game as ... continue reading


'We still continue living with love' - Heartsick Iraqi Christians in U.S. plan powerful midnight Mass Watch

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Iraqi Christians who relocated to the United States admit this Christmas will be difficult without their loved ones, who remain trapped ... continue reading


St. Nicholas: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Watch

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Nicholas is the patron saint of children, Russia, Greece, Sicily, sailors, prisoners, bakers, and pawnbrokers.  His image is second ... 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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The Christmas Gift: Because Jesus is Born, We Can Be Born Again Watch

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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


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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 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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