From Fr. Bill's Desk

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

The First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Church Year, will be upon us on the weekend of December 1 & 2.  With the new year comes a year—long focus on a different Gospel during our Sunday masses. 

For the year ahead we will be hearing from the magnificent Gospel of Luke. 


As is the case with all four gospels, Luke has a unique perspective on the mystery of Jesus Christ. It is Luke’s special “take” on God’s providential plan as it is revolved in Jesus that has given me the theme for this Advent’s Sunday homily series. The title of the series is: “A Lukan Advent. 


During the 4 Sundays of Advent and based on the Sunday Gospel readings, 

we will explore the mystery of Jesus under these four headings:

 

1st Sunday:  A Year of the Holy Spirit

2nd Sunday: Speaking Truth to Power 

3rd Sunday: The Way of Justice 

4th Sunday: Women Prophets 


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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.



Hamilton Spectator, October 19, 2018

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