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Second Week of Advent

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LISTEN TO THE PROPHETS

Liturgical Colour: 

Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-4, 9-11 & Mt. 17: 10-13

In these weeks of Advent we hear a great deal about the prophets. The whole of Old Testament history was leading towards Christ's coming, and it is the prophets who tried to prepare His people to receive Him. Some like Isaiah, consoled the people with a vision of future happiness and peace. Others, like Elijah, exhorted them to repent and change their ways. In today’s first reading, we see how Elijah's preaching was like a torch, his words burning like fire into the consciences of his listeners.

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NEVER SAY NO TO GOD

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 48:17-19. & Mt. 11:16-19.

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HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 41:13-20 & Mt. 11:11-15

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GOD IS ALWAYS IN CHARGE OF HIS CREATION

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 40:25-31 & Mt.11:28-30

There are some people who say that God created the world and went to sleep, leaving it to run all by itself. When they look around at what is happening today, at the people starving, people homeless, people at war with each other, people suffering from disease, they assume that God is still asleep and completely unconcerned. If only God would awaken and be aware of our plight!

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THE JOY OF REAL RELIGION

Liturgical Colour: 

MT. 18:12-14

We Catholics believe in God. We have accepted the moral code of Jesus and make attempts to live it. We are involved in the Church and receive her Sacraments. We can recite the Creed. Do our lives radiate gladness, that joy, that shines forth from all the pages of the New Testament? If not it seems to me that herein lies one of the major differences between the faith we profess and the faith of the early followers of Jesus.

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A BETTER WORLD STARTS WITH YOU AND ME

Liturgical Colour: 

Mt. 3:1-12

Nelson Mandela died in 2013. At one time he was regarded as a terrorist but he become President of South Africa. After 27 years in prison he fought tirelessly to attain equality for every person regardless of their colour or faith. But what impressed me most about this great man was his spirit of peace and reconciliation in the later years of his life.

Father Francis's picture

LISTEN TO THE PROPHETS

Liturgical Colour: 

Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-4, 9-11 & Mt. 17: 10-13

In these weeks of Advent we hear a great deal about the prophets. The whole of Old Testament history was leading towards Christ's coming, and it is the prophets who tried to prepare His people to receive Him. Some like Isaiah, consoled the people with a vision of future happiness and peace. Others, like Elijah, exhorted them to repent and change their ways. In today’s first reading, we see how Elijah's preaching was like a torch, his words burning like fire into the consciences of his listeners.

Father Francis's picture

NEVER SAY NO TO GOD

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 48:17-19. & Mt. 11:16-19.

Father Francis's picture

HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 41:13-20 & Mt. 11:11-15

Father Francis's picture

GOD IS ALWAYS IN CHARGE OF HIS CREATION

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 40:25-31 & Mt.11:28-30

There are some people who say that God created the world and went to sleep, leaving it to run all by itself. When they look around at what is happening today, at the people starving, people homeless, people at war with each other, people suffering from disease, they assume that God is still asleep and completely unconcerned. If only God would awaken and be aware of our plight!

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