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Third Week of Advent

Posted by Lori Flanagan

The third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday, is celebrated with a rose candle on our Advent Wreath that symbolizes joy.  The candle is known as the “Shepherd’s Candle” reminding us of the joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus.

Jesus is near, ... Read More »

Second Week of Advent

Posted by Lori Flanagan

In our Advent wreath, the second Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.  Advent is a special time of spiritual journey for God’s people as we await the birth of the Messiah.  Pope Francis prayed, “O Jesus, help ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word (Part 6)

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in italics refer to the ... Read More »

First Week of Advent

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Advent is not Christmas.  Advent is a season of preparation.  How are you preparing your hearts for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas? 

As you can imagine, we receive a lot of mail at the parish office containing inspirational materials for Advent.  I currently have 13 different ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word (Part 5)

Posted by Lori Flanagan

LITURGY OF THE WORD

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word (part 4)

Posted by Lori Flanagan

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in italics refer to the ... Read More »

Advent

Posted by Lori Flanagan

ADVENT

Advent is coming … what does that mean?

Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church.  On the first day of Advent, which begins this year on November 29th, the Church celebrates its New Year's Day.  The date for the beginning of ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word (Part 3)

Posted by Lori Flanagan

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word, Part 2

Posted by Lori Flanagan

LITURGY OF THE WORD

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in ... Read More »

Explanation of the Mass - Liturgy of the Word

Posted by Lori Flanagan

LITURGY OF THE WORD

Through a series of informational articles, we will try to explain terms, prayers, and actions that happen at Mass and why they happen.  You will learn about the prayers the priest prays silently during Mass, as well as the people’s parts.  References to GIRM in ... Read More »