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Gaudete Sunday: “Rejoice, the Lord is nigh”

“Rejoice: the Lord is nigh.” As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. The great joy of Christians is to see the day drawing nigh when the Lord will come …

Third Sunday of Advent: December 17, 2017

Reading 1 Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce …

Mass Intentions: December 16 – 22, 2017

Sat Dec 16 4:00 PM Daniel Fogelberg + Sun Dec 17 9:30 AM Edward Vallejo + 11:30 AM Louis Eduardo Ponce. Mon Dec 18 11:40 AM Christine Dickson+ 12:15 PM In Thanksgiving – Cicily Bruno Tue Dec 19 11:40 AM Mitchell Summers + 12:15 PM Beth Clark + …

20 Christmas Movies Rated by the USCCB

The following movies have been evaluated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCCB rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie. Browse your TV listings or your movie service …

How to Prepare our Own Heart to Receive Jesus

Our readings today give us hope that Jesus is coming, but also offer a challenge to prepare the way before Him. John the Baptist’s words in today’s Gospel point us to Jesus while challenging us to repent. In order to prepare the way and make straight his paths, …

Second Sunday of Advent: December 10, 2017

Reading 1 – Is 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her …