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Positivity Throughout the Holidays

The Holidays can be complicated. While for some, it is reminder of everything they have, for others it is a reminder of everything they don’t. While people are celebrating and giving each other presents, others may feel lonely and helpless that they cannot join in on the festivities. 522 more words

Reflection for Gaudete Sunday

Mark well what the Apostle has written to the Thessalonians: “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” (1 Thes. 1,029 more words


Sunday, Third Week of Advent (O Wisdom)


Blessed Gaudete Sunday!

Gaudete means “Rejoice!”,
and when the Mass was still done in Latin, that was the first word,
the word that set the theme, of the entire celebration for this Sunday of Advent. 840 more words

O Antiphons

Filling the World with Hope

This is a brutal time of the year for many people.  Reduced daylight.  The stress of the holidays and seasonal spending which can exacerbate financial woes.  119 more words

Inaugurate Light

Receive Great Joy

Today is the third Sunday of Advent. Did you notice that the color of the third candle of the Advent wreath lit today was pink? The pink candle is a combination of the purple of the liturgical season mixed with white, which symbolizes joy. 687 more words