First Sunday of Advent

Sunday Gospel Reading

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.27Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory.28 Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

34“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly,35like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth.

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Advent Notes

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  ADVENT AS PILGRIMAGE OF HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE   The biblical figures of Isaiah, Joh the Baptist and Mary synthesize advent.  Isaiah represents the Old Testament with the promise and vision of the future Messiah inspiring us to hope despite great odds and the seeming adverse twists and turns of history. John the Baptist represents … Read more