From the Pastor's Desk...
November 29th, 2015
First Sunday of Advent
Today, the first Sunday of Advent, marks the beginning of a period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ, our Savior, at Christmas. Advent is rightfully called a “new beginning” and all the readings in the Mass advise us most urgently to make ourselves ready, to be on the alert, to turn aside from our sinful ways, and give more time to God in our lives. We should answer especially to the invitation made in today’s second reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians to please God, it will help us to look into our own lives and, if need be, change them too.
“Be vigilant, stay awake,” the gospel warns, at any
moment we may be called upon to make an eternal choice.
The Lord calls us to let our hearts be inspired
once more by the message and spirit of the Gospel....