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Most of our world has already started to celebrate Christmas, and I admit I already put up my Christmas tree and outdoor lights. As Christians however we are still waiting. We are in the season of Advent. We are not jumping ahead, but we are preparing our hearts to receive him when he comes.
 
During this Advent season we seek to know him better. I would say however this can be difficult. It is so hard for us finite humans to truly comprehend an infinite God. We can spend long hours reading about him only to conclude we haven’t understood much of his plan. True knowledge of Christ and God comes only when we can learn to quiet our souls in prayer. We need to be like that little child who falls to the ground, cries, and then runs to his mother to be lifted up in a loving embrace. Jesus tells us that only when we surrender to God’s loving embrace, like a child, will we truly know him.
 
So let us continue our Advent journey with “childlike “ trust knowing that God has a plan for each of our lives. We may not see the “big” picture, but trust in him and don’t try to yank the “remote control” out of his loving hands !
 
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass: https://us.magnificat.net/free
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.

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