Sunday

28 Nov 2021

First Sunday of Advent, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle First Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Jeremiah 33:14-16  The days are coming when the promises of God will be fulfilled.

Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14  God’s friendship is available to those who wait on the divine presence.

1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2  Continue to conduct yourselves in anticipation of the coming of Jesus and his holy ones.

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36  Some will die of fright, and others will see redemption at hand when the Son of Man comes.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

How have you seen God’s justice at work in the world?

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Exploring the word

What are we waiting for?

Years ago, I attended an Advent retreat in which the retreat leader challenged us to consider what it is we are waiting for in this season. “The most disastrous answer you can give is nothing!” he declared. I blinked at the vehemence with which he made this pronouncement.

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Homily stories

Worrying doesn't stop the rain

When our first-born daughter was ready to celebrate her sixth birthday, we promised she could have a party and invite all of the girls in her kindergarten class. From the beginning, I worried about hosting a party for 20 in our small home.

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Homily stories

Dance before the Lord

It had been a very difficult day at work, a day filled with anxieties and conflicts and much uncertainty. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. All I wanted to do was go home, lie on the couch, and watch TV. Maybe I’d pull a blanket up over my head and go to sleep.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we begin our preparation for the birth of the Lord, we ask God to forgive us for the times we have turned away from God.

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Quotes

The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all in us that is not yet Christ.

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