Category Archives: Advent

Advent 4: Year A

Name the child “Emmanuel” Isaiah 7:10-17 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew’s story of the birth of Jesus includes a quotation from Isaiah, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year A

The promised day of God is dawning Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:4-9 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Advent is also a desert time. But soon joy shall come, as written in this Hebrew traditional song: Joy shall come even to the wilderness, … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Year A

A voice in the wilderness crying Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 During Advent we are called to prepare the way of the Lord. Through repentance we are able to prepare our hearts to accept the gift … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Year C

Pregnancy and Promise Micah 5:2-5a Psalm 80:1-7 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) “Advent is the waiting season, hoping to be rediscovered. She is seasoned waiting, wishing wisdom and pregnant with promised life. She is a season conceived each day.” Joseph … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year C

Rejoice! Zephaniah 3:14-20 Canticle 9 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 The Advent season combines a sense of joyous hope in God’s coming with the power in the fullness of time, as well as the radical call for repentance (a life turned … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Year C

Repent! Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Canticle 4 or 16: The Song of Zechariah Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 “You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.” … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year C

Behold the signs Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 As we begin a new Church Year, preparations to celebrate the first Advent of Christ in history are balanced with anticipation of his second Advent in the unknown future. In Year C, … Continue reading

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