John the Baptist is often called the precursor or forerunner of Christ because he prepared the way for the coming of Jesus. John invites sinners to repent knowing that sin kept people far from God. So he offered them the only remedy to help them receive Jesus which is repentance and forgiveness.
Thousands flocked to hear John. His words moved people to repent. Even more so however is his actions. People see him living in the desert without the comforts of the world, fasting on locusts and wild honey. By his actions people see he is truly a prophet and they come to believe. How many people are moved to believe in Jesus by our actions ?
During Advent we too are preparing for the coming of the Messiah, and that preparation should also include repentance. So let us be an example for our family and make it a point to get to Confession before Christmas. Repentance is powerful. God will use it not only to cleanse us but also soften our hearts and draw us closer to him. Filled with his abundant love and never ending mercy, we too can be a voice in the desert crying out, “Prepare the way of the Lord”!
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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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:
“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.