Family Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Dear Family of Families,As we entered into a new liturgical year, here’s a reflective Advent Examination of Conscience for you as you prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas and his Second/ Final Coming:1. Hopeful Anticipation:- Have I cultivated a spirit of hopeful anticipation for the coming of Christ...

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The Season of Advent

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent is the season encompassing the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent has a twofold benefit; as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered as well as a season when that remembrance directs our minds...

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FAMILY BLESSINGS OF THE ADVENT WREATH

We tend to think of Advent only as the season in which we prepare for Christmas, or the First Coming of Christ, but as the General Norms point out, it is important that we also remember it as a celebration in which we look forward to the Second Coming of...

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Advent preparation

Greetings, Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.” Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of preparation, much like Lent. Prayer, penance and...

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Reflection On Synodality and Advent.

We have been introduced to Synodality, the journey we make together hand in hand to meet Christ on our final day. All are equal, having the same goal. However, as we journey together, through the straight and narrow road, we look after one another. If your brother is falling, we reach out...

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