Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Dear Parishioners “Men who love are all alone.” Mary and Joseph look for an inn, but no inn will receive them. They are all alone. Mary is a “maiden” or a young unmarried virgin, who is all alone with the message of the angel. She knows that she has done nothing wrong, she knows that she has done nothing but love. Nevertheless, the reality of how she became pregnant is not known by anyone else, so she is terribly alone. Not even Joseph knows how she became pregnant. Joseph is terribly alone; he is a just man, a good man,
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Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Third Sunday of Advent or “Gaudete Sunday “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice” (Phil 4:4-5) Do you agree that we seem to be all very busy as Christmas is drawing near? We are running in many directions to get things done and prepare our various trips and family gatherings. Yet, the main person who is responsible for this so wonderful Christmas mystery and celebrations, may be the most forgotten one! Indeed, in the midst of all the commercial fuss and end of the year events, do we still hear the little voice of Jesus in our heart:
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Second Sunday in Advent (Year A)

Dear parishioners What is Christmas about?  Let us be clear!  Christmas is about encountering Christ.  Simply put, the faith will die in our hearts if we do not encounter Christ. As well as that, it will not be passed on to the next generation. This second Sunday of Advent is about getting ready.  John the Baptist calls us to make the path straight.  The first thing we are called to do, therefore, is to make an act of faith.  It could be a simple act, like that of the centurion in the Gospels saying: “I believe Lord, help my unbelief”. 
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First Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Dear Parishioners,  “The hour has come for you to arise from your sleep… the night is almost over, it will be daylight soon. Let us cast aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light!” In the second reading St Paul describes the whole of human history as a long night to be succeeded by an eternal day. The world at large conceives of this night as all there is, and as such it sleeps. But while living in this night Christians have received in Christ a light that enables them to begin to awake. They can
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