Second Sunday of Advent

Our gospel passage for today begins with these words: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.” The word “gospel” literally means “good news.” So we are reading the beginning of the good news of Jesus, the Anointed One, the Son of God. It is...

First Sunday of Advent

A blessed new liturgical year to all! Since the current calendar year has been marked by a catastrophic pandemic, our hearts are bursting with a most hopeful anticipation of a new and better future. Hopeful anticipation is what the season of Advent is all about. In...

Fourth Sunday of Advent

As we approach the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ, today’s readings give us a clear prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, explain to us the great gift of redemption which Christ was sent into the world to accomplish, and show us how his mission had already begun...

Third Sunday of Advent

The Church invites us to begin this third week of Advent in a spirit of joy. However, we may find ourselves becoming anxious with all the preparations still left to be completed in order to be ready for Christmas Day with family and friends. Our to-do list is growing...