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4th Sunday of Advent - C, 23rd December 2018

4th Sunday of Advent - C, 23rd December 2018

Today’s readings remind us that Jesus is reborn every day in our lives, who have the willingness to respond to God’s call and the openness to do God’s will. They suggest that Christmas should inspire us to carry out God’s word as Mary and Jesus did, in perfect obedience to His will, in cheerful kindness and unselfish generosity….

3rd Sunday of Advent - C, 16th December 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent - C, 16th December 2018

A theme of joy always runs through the liturgy of the Third Sunday of Advent. The joy of this day springs from our anticipation and excitement that the Lord’s coming is very near. We ask the Lord to remove any sadness from our hearts that may hinder us from embracing the peace and hope which his presence will bestow on us this Christmas…..

2nd Sunday of Advent - C, 9th December 2018

2nd Sunday of Advent - C, 9th December 2018

The Second Sunday of Advent challenges us to prepare a royal highway in our hearts for Jesus so that we may receive Him as our saving God during Christmas. We should also be prepared for Christ’s daily coming….

4th Sunday of Advent - B, 24th December 2017

4th Sunday of Advent - B, 24th December 2017

The unfolding of God's plan of salvation though history has contained many surprises. Today’s Gospel surprises us by telling us that this final King would be born to an ordinary virgin, not by means of sexual relationship, but through the Holy Spirit, and that this Son of God, Jesus, would become a descendant of David....

3rd Sunday of Advent - B, 17th December 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent - B, 17th December 2017

Today’s Gospel tells us that John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus as the Light of the world. The Baptizer wants all the Jews to rejoice because the long expected Messiah, as the light of the world, will remove the darkness of sin from the world. We rejoice at the humility of John the Baptizer...

2nd Sunday of Advent - B, 10th December 2017

2nd Sunday of Advent - B, 10th December 2017

Homecoming is the central theme of the Scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. All three readings focus on the absolute necessity of our getting ready for Christ’s “Homecoming” into our hearts and lives by true repentance, reparation, prayer and the renewal of our lives. They also remind us that the past coming of Jesus 2000 years ago .....

1st Sunday of Advent - B, 3rd December 2017

1st Sunday of Advent - B, 3rd December 2017

The central theme of today’s readings is Jesus’ warning to us to be alert, watchful and prepared because Christ’s Second Coming, coinciding with the end of the world, can occur at any time. People, in general, used to have a paranoid fear about the end of the world....

4th Sunday of Advent - A, 18th December 2016

4th Sunday of Advent - A, 18th December 2016

When Joseph found out that Mary was pregnant he acted in accord with the cultural norms of his society: he decided to divorce her. But he tempered his decision with compassion, deciding to divorce her informally so as not to publicly shame her, even though he would have been deeply hurt....