Encounter Jesus
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Encounter Jesus

As Christmas draws ever near, let us help each other keep our sights set squarely on Jesus and come to encounter the Living God who eagerly awaits us.  

December 22, 2018March 28, 2019by
Making Difficulties Opportunities
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Making Difficulties Opportunities

Every event each day is given to us as an opportunity to grow in grace and draw closer to Jesus. In times of temptation, Jesus is present asking us to grasp this chance of imitating Him by following His counsels. Throughout Advent, let difficulties become opportunities to attain greater union with our blessed Lord. He...

December 5, 2018March 28, 2019by
Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses
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Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses

First the Magi see a star. They recognize God’s light and then they set out after it. And it’s not easy. However, the difficulties ahead of them on their journey will remain only what they are – difficulties; that is, they will not morph into excuses why their journey to Jesus has to end or...

December 3, 2018March 28, 2019by
Keeping Watch for God (11/28)
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Keeping Watch for God (11/28)

Advent means “arrival”. An important question follows: for whom are you waiting? Well, Christians await no less than the coming of God. When we anticipate the arrival of someone, we ready ourselves for the meeting. We look and listen and pay closer attention especially as the time draws nearer to when we expect a friend to...

November 28, 2016November 28, 2016by
Advent Begins (11/26)
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Advent Begins (11/26)

Today ADVENT begins. The Church offers this special four-week period of preparation so we can ready ourselves to celebrate Christmas more wholeheartedly. Now is time to rid ourselves of everything that threatens to compromise our Catholic Christian identity and mission. Now is the time to take note of the things that separate us from God. God...

November 26, 2016November 26, 2016by
Preparing Well for Jesus (12/18)
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Preparing Well for Jesus (12/18)

Every circumstance in daily living is packed full with possibilities for doing good. The closer we draw to Jesus the easier it becomes to good things. It comes to feel more natural. During these final days of Advent, sincerely commit to seeing and serving Jesus. Expect to meet Him. Make your heart a crib for...

December 18, 2015December 18, 2015by
Second Sunday of Advent [C] 12/6/15
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Second Sunday of Advent [C] 12/6/15

From the Latin “adventus”, the word ADVENT means arrival. We await no less than the arrival of the Holy One of God. The Church gives us a the gift of this special time to prepare ourselves, to get ourselves ready so that when the Lord Jesus arrives at Christmas everything will be in order and...

November 30, 2015December 7, 2015by
Always Begin With the End in Mind (11/30)
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Always Begin With the End in Mind (11/30)

It always is encouraged to begin with the end in mind. God is coming to us. It is for us, however, to get ready for Him, to prepare ourselves for His arrival. We want Him to find things in order and our soul fit to receive Him. Make whatever adjustments are required to ensure a...

November 30, 2015November 30, 2015by
First Sunday of Advent (11/29)
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First Sunday of Advent (11/29)

Sometimes it can be very difficult to judge distances accurately. The light that at first may seem close can be miles away. How hard it must have been for the prophets of old as they eagerly anticipated the redemption of their people! They did not know when their deliverance actually would arrive, only that God...

November 30, 2015November 30, 2015by