Second Sunday of Advent Jesus, you came among us with the irresistible power of a baby, requiring both our hands and captivating our whole hearts. Help us to cast aside the fear and brokenness clings to us, so we might hold you with tenderest care in holding one another. #prayforrefugees #prayforukraine ... See MoreSee Less
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DEDICATE TIME TO PRAYER, MEDITATING IN THE LIGHT OF THE WORD OF GOD, SO THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO INHABITS IT MIGHT ILLUMINATE THE PATH TO FOLLOW AND TRANSFORM OUR HEARTS, AS WE AWAIT THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS. - Pope Francis II SUNDAY ADVENT ... See MoreSee Less
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Sunday, Dec 04, 2022 Peace to all who enter here
The holiday season can be full of exciting plans and activities. It can also be stressful, as social demands increase. Shopping and seasonal food preparation take time—a thing always in limited supply. And as families and communities gather, opportunities for harmony or conflict arise. Francis de Sales offers advice for the harried: "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Commit to Isaiah's peaceable kingdom, where calf and lion share the field and childhood innocence leads the way.
TODAY'S READINGS: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12. “The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them.” #takefiveforfaith ... See MoreSee Less
Brothers and sisters: Whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:4-8 🎨Bro. Mickey McGrath OSFS #dailyingodsword ... See MoreSee Less
“Every man and every woman, in whatever condition they find themselves, is the bearer not only of rights that must be recognized and guaranteed, but also of even deeper needs, such as the need to belong, to relate and to cultivate his/her spiritual life to so as to experience it to its fullness and bless the Lord for this unique and wonderful gift.” ... See MoreSee Less
Second Sunday of Advent Week Two: *light the first and second purple candles The old testament prophets - The Candle of Peace. ... Scripture Reflection: "And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." Luke 2:4-7 *pause for reflection Advent Wreath Prayer: Dear Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to welcome you more fully, fill us with a deep and abiding peace. Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less