Second Sunday of Advent

Central Idea: Even though as followers of Christ we are each undergoing a difficult but good transformation, we can feel a lot of joy in this life anticipating the joy of heaven. Doctrine: The Theological Virtue of Hope. Practical Application: Ways to activate hope. Read more »

First Sunday of Advent

We begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. The Lectionary readings for this day give us glimpses of our heavenly home, first in its earthly image as earthly Jerusalem and finally as heaven itself. Our readings exort us to live so as to be ready to […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is the encounter of Mary, Elizabeth, the unborn Christ, and the unborn John the Baptist. Two revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outlines which focus on the meaning of the Incarnation and how to draw greater fruit from it can be found here […] Read more »