3rd Friday of Advent

Presents & Stocking Stuffers Luke 1:46-55 46 Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord! 47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. 48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored 49... Continue Reading →

3rd Thursday of Advent

Crèche  1 John 4:7-14 7 Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. 8 The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has... Continue Reading →

3rd Wednesday of Advent

12 Days of Christmas Leviticus 23:38-44 38 This is in addition to the Lord’s sabbaths and in addition to your presents, all the payments for solemn promises, and all the spontaneous gifts that you give to the Lord. 39 Note that on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered the land’s... Continue Reading →

3rd Tuesday of Advent

Χ-Mass Philippians 2:5-11 5 Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus: 6 Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. 7 But he emptied himself by taking the form of a slave and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in... Continue Reading →

3rd Monday of Advent

Ember Days  Matthew 9:14-17 14 At that time John’s disciples came and asked Jesus, “Why do we and the Pharisees frequently fast, but your disciples never fast?” 15 Jesus responded, “The wedding guests can’t mourn while the groom is still with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom will be taken... Continue Reading →

3rd Sunday of Advent

The Joy Candle Zephaniah 3:14-20 14 Rejoice, Daughter Zion! Shout, Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem. 15 The Lord has removed your judgment; he has turned away your enemy. The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst; you will no longer fear evil. 16 On that day, it will... Continue Reading →

2nd Saturday of Advent

O Antiphons   Isaiah 11:1-10 1 A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout[a] from his roots. 2 The Lord’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord. 3 He will delight... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: A Season for Joy

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20 14 Rejoice, Daughter Zion! Shout, Israel!        Rejoice and exult with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem.15 The Lord has removed your judgment;        he has turned away your enemy.The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst;        you will no longer fear evil.16 On that day, it will be said to Jerusalem:        Don’t fear, Zion.        Don’t let your hands fall.17 The Lord... Continue Reading →

2nd Friday of Advent

Las Posadas Luke 2:1-7 1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 4 Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up... Continue Reading →

2nd Thursday of Advent

Holly & Mistletoe Hebrews 9:11-22 11 But Christ has appeared as the high priest of the good things that have happened. He passed through the greater and more perfect meeting tent, which isn’t made by human hands (that is, it’s not a part of this world). 12 He entered the holy of holies once for... Continue Reading →

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