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Rejoice. Always. Rejoice.

On this third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, we light the pink candle and the Mass readings emphasize our joyous anticipation of the Lord’s coming. We are reminded of the joy that surrounds us, even in the midst of great… Continue Reading →

Advent Present

Thanksgiving Day, I posed the annual question: “When shall we put up the Christmas tree?” Our son answered, “How about Monday?” “Monday?!? You’ll be gone by then.” “Exactly……” “Why do I even bother?” I asked. “I don’t know…why do you?”… Continue Reading →

How Can This Be?

Advent Readings for Sunday of the Fourth Week of Advent (Year B) 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Psalm 89:2-5, 27-29/Romans 16:25-27/Luke 1:26-38 One moment, life is going along swimmingly and we have not a care in the world–we imagine¬†that¬†we are… Continue Reading →

God is With Us

Advent Readings for Thursday of the Third Week of Advent (Year B) Jeremiah 23:5-8/Psalm 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19/Matthew 1:18-25 We have heard the story so many times we forget to listen: This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about…. Continue Reading →

Empty Promises

Advent Readings for Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent (Year B) Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13/Psalm 34: 2-3, 6-7, 17-19, 23/Matthew 21:28-32 We have all heard Jesus’ Parable of the Two Sons…but often, we do not truly listen to the words… Continue Reading →

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