Archive for December, 2017

Christian Obedience Is a Virtue

Dec 31, 2017: Feast of the Holy Family Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 Ps 105:1-9 Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 Lk 2:22-40 ____________________________________________________________________ Christian Obedience Is a Virtue. We all like to give orders, but obeying orders is another story. Ever since that conversation in the Garden of Eden when the Devil made Eve think that disobedience was […]

Rejoice, the Messiah is Already Here

Dec 17, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11 Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 First Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 _____________________________________________________________________ This Sunday is also called Gaudete Sunday (from the first Latin word of its entrance antiphon: Gaudete—Rejoice) and includes the first Glory to God we’ve prayed or sung on a Sunday since Advent began. […]

God Never Forgets about Us

Dec 10, 2017: 2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalms 85:9-14 Second Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 ______________________________________________________________________ All of us have experienced pessimistic moments. Sometimes we experience pessimism because no matter what we do we can’t seem to avoid suffering; painful things just keep happening to us and those we love. Sometimes we experience […]