4th Sunday of Advent

At the end of a year no one will ever forget we come today to the final Sunday before Christmas and hear a Gospel promise about God’s fidelity to his people—something we can all appreciate in these challenging times. In fact, we hear similar promises made in the first reading from the Second Book of […]

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Third Sunday of Advent

On the Third Sunday of Advent we are more than halfway through the Advent Season. This Sunday is also known as Gaudete Sunday for the Latin “rejoice.” The prayers and readings today call us to rejoice because the day of the Lord is near. In Isaiah we hear the prophet say; “I rejoice heartily in […]

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2nd Sunday of Advent

The prophet Isaiah begins our readings this week pleading: “Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God” (Isa 40:1). For many people alive today, if we have ever had a season in which we could use some honest comfort it is this year. COVID-19, racial strife, election year politics, and a powerful economic downturn […]

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Christ the King

As we celebrate the feast of Christ the King it is interesting to note that the scriptures express the nature of his Kingship in terms that borrow as much from the pastoral language of the Good Shepherd as from the expected regal imagery of royal courts. We indeed hear that the Lord will be seated […]

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