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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 …

Mass Intentions: December 9 – 15, 2017

Sat Dec 9     4:00 PM Dolores Rickman + Sun Dec 10    9:30 AM William Long + 11:30 AM A.C. Moser, Jr. Mon Dec 11 11:40 AM Phil Stout + 12:15 PM Intentions of Nora Theresa Gorman Tue Dec 12  11:40 AM Intentions of Robby Zablan 12:15 PM Adrian Reid …

First Sunday of Advent: December 3, 2017

Reading 1 – Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are named forever. Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes …

About Advent Wreaths

Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, …

Mass Intentions: December 2 – 8, 2017

Sat Dec 2 4:00 PM Intentions of Heather Friddle Sun Dec 3 9:30 AM Dorothy Wales + 11:30 AM Intentions of Susan Clopton Mon Dec 4 11:40 AM Intentions of Johnny and Amanda Gorman 12:15 PM Maggie Ruibal + Tue Dec 5 11:40 AM Intentions of Mary Riley …