Friday, the last week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Charles de Foucauld
Readings for today’s Mass
Maybe you have even gotten caught up in all the hype planning and preparing to make this a holiday filled with magic. Perhaps you have a vision about what you want this season too look like. We know that with the busyness of life, work, school, final exams and so much more, our ideas of what SHOULD take place this season may fall short and leave us sad and disappointed.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with celebrating and enjoying Christmas, we must remember what the season is truly about as we begin to prepare our hearts during the three weeks of Advent BEFORE the Christmas season. The image of a glorious King coming in splendor to rule the heavens and the Earth is wonderful and exciting but the reality is the King came quietly in the night, as a tiny baby in a manger.
A majestic tree sparkling with lights and a pile of presents underneath is beautiful and joyful but our souls are in need of much more than gifts and glitter. Let us turn inward this Advent season. Let us examine the areas in our life that are in need of a Savior. Let this tiny babe who came to Earth heal the hurts of our hearts. Let us prepare to welcome this humble King more deeply into our lives so we can better live HIS Kingdom here on Earth.