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Prepare for the Lord: Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus Watch

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During Advent, we should prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus like we joyfully prepare our homes for a visit from a family member or ... continue reading


An Advent Story: A Man Who Loved Christ to Tears

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After a long pause, John told me about a terrible fire-fight he'd experienced in the war. He didn't describe any of the details. There was ... continue reading


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On the True Spirit of Advent Watch

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Last Sunday, we Catholics began a new liturgical year, entering once again into the season of Advent, which is a period of preparation for ... continue reading


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


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


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



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Advent & Christmas 2023

Begins Sunday December 3, 2023

Ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

"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 26, 2023

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Advent 2023 starts on Sunday December 3, 2023

Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas every year.

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Advent 2023 ends on Sunday December 24, 2023

Advent ends on Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas, every year.

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Epiphany

Saturday January 6, 2023

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Advent Reflections

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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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Feast of the Epiphany - A Sunday Letter by Deacon Keith Fournier

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My friends, brothers, and sisters in the Lord,On Sunday January 7, 2024 in the United States and many other Nations, we celebrate the Feast ... continue reading


The Deacon Saint Stephen the Proto-Martyr is a Model for all Christians

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In the Catholic Church, Christmas is celebrated for eight days (Octave, from the Latin Octava) and opens up into a wonderful liturgical ... continue reading


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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 22- The Fourth Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 22 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent  This is the last day of this year's Advent preparations. Tonight, we greet the ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 21 - The Third Saturday of Advent Within Mary's womb, our Savior stirs. The moment is near! The Holy Family turns ... continue reading


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