December 6th – Second Sunday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God,’ (Luke 3:4,6).” Daily Advent Reflection Although sin is not a common word today, we all have responsibility for our actions, both the good and the bad. We all have a need for the love and […]

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December 5th – First Saturday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them,” (Matthew 9:36). Daily Advent Reflection In this short extract from today’s Gospel reading we have a glimpse of the compassion of Jesus. What is it like to imagine Jesus looking at me with compassion? Try to spend a few […]

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December 4th – First Friday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “‘Do you believe that I can do this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘Let it be done for you according to your faith.’ And their eyes were opened,” (Matthew 9:28, 29). Daily Advent Reflection We all have blind spots—areas in our individual and community lives that are perhaps […]

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The Struggles of an Imperfect World

Even though some people seem to live graced lives without little struggle, the truth is we all have struggles in life. Financial problems, health issues, emotions of fear and inadequacy, and even twists of fate are part of the human condition. The fact is that we are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. Click […]

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December 3rd – First Thursday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock, (Matthew 7:24).” Daily Advent Reflection What are the foundations on which my life is built? To what extent do I live by the Word of God? To what extent do […]

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December 2nd – First Wednesday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them, (Matthew 15:30).” Daily Advent Reflection The waiting in Advent gives us all time to stand back and take stock of our lives. Which parts of me […]

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December 1st – First Tuesday of Advent

Today’s Gospel “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it; to hear what you hear, but did not hear it, (Luke 10:23).” Daily Advent Reflection Advent is the season of waiting. Today’s gospel speaks of people who […]

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Painted glass image of St. John the Baptist, Prophet of the Most High.

The Prophetic Voice

For Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Advent John the Baptist is one of the towering figures in the Advent drama. Following in the tradition of the prophets, he closes out the Old Testament and heralds the New with his cry: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” While our popular culture […]

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Jesus is HERE!

It would certainly have been an honor to be in the physical presence of Jesus back in the 1st century. To see Him with our own eyes, touch Him with our own hands, and listen to His words with our own ears would be amazing. During Lent, we remind ourselves that one day we will actually […]

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Will You Say #iGiveCatholic This Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day to give generously to charity after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events. But this Giving Tuesday the Archdiocese of New Orleans is launching a massive 24-hour crowdfunding effort for churches, ministries and schools, inviting Catholics to say #iGiveCatholic. Click here to read the full post

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You’ve Got Beautiful Feet!

People sometimes think evangelization means being very forward about our faith and “preachy” as they say. Sometimes, a situation does call for a very direct and forthright message, but most of the time our call is to share the Gospel in simple yet profound ways. Click here to read the full post

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Fun Advent Activities and Resources for Your Family

Advent is that time of year where we long for the coming of our Lord, the arrival of something and someone bigger than ourselves. As we enter into Advent this coming Sunday, here are some ways to celebrate and enjoy the gift of the season: Activities for Families Read the Christmas story in the Bible […]

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