The Advent season, which begins another liturgical year, is almost with us. As it is proclaimed during the Sundays of Advent, God’s Word has a special quality; notes of hope, of patient anticipation, of light in the darkness and joy in the silence echo through the Sunday readings. Over and over, the Spirit of God whispers in our hearts “God is coming”, “Jesus is coming”, “Come Lord Jesus!”
This Advent I would like to invite you to spend some time in meditation with Mary and the saints. Firstly, Dino Mustafa will be delivering four presentations on the four mysteries of the Advent/Christmas season (Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity and Epiphany as seen through the eyes of Mary). Some of you may recall, Dino presented a four-part lecture series on the Catholic Mass earlier this year. The venue will be in the large meeting room. Each lecture will last about 40 minutes, from 10:10a.m until 11a.m. during each of the four Sundays of Advent.
As well, I will be presenting a Sunday Homily series entitled “Advent Saints.” Looking to Sts Augustine and Monica, Louis and Elizabeth, Maximillian Kolbe; Joseph and Mary and John the Baptist, we will reflect on how God’s message of hope speaks from palaces and prisons, sinners and saints. Come Lord Jesus!
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE: We invite you to write in Our Book of Remembrance, the names of your loved ones who have left us to be with Our Lord. During the month of November we will pray for those whose names are listed in the book. May our dearly departed rest in the arms of Our Lord.
This beautiful prayer may be prayed at any time; however, it is particularly efficacious when prayed just after receiving Holy Communion:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever, Amen.
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