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Friday, December 4

Friday of the First Week of Advent

As we wait for the Lord with patient anticipation. As we prepare our hearts for the Incarnation to dwell in our midst. As we wait for the one who will bring justice and peace, let us sing:

Thursday, December 3

​Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier | Delia Schadt​

Today is the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, the first follower of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He is considered one of the greatest missionaries since St. Paul. He traveled all over the world, from Paris to Rome, and from Japan to India to China, bringing Christianity to the far corners of the world during dark and troubling times.

Wednesday, December 2

Wednesday First Week of Advent | Ginger Galvez

Today would have been my father’s 98th birthday had he been given a very long life. Although he passed into eternal life 22 years ago, his example continues to influence me. Today’s reading from Psalm 23, “I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life”, reminds me of my father.

Tuesday, December 1

Tuesday First Week of Advent | Christy Cabaniss

Our faith is the constant juxtaposition of paradox, and as we prepare for the Incarnation of Christmas, today’s readings lay that out for us! Isaiah’s prophecy speaks of a peace and grace that we cannot even begin to understand.

Monday, November 30

Feast of St. Andrew | Ximena DeBroeck

Have you ever wondered why people believe some things but not others, or why some people believe in God’s Word while others might not be so sure? Believing is a very complex process, which begins with a message that is communicated with words or actions.

Sunday, November 29

The First Sunday of Advent | Chris McCullough

We have once again turned the page to a new church year. We have entered into Advent the season of waiting. And yet today’s gospel is a bit alarmist with Jesus’ warning to be watchful and alert. As we enter into these grey dreary days of December darkness, for what are we on alert? For what are we watching?