FROM OUR EDITORS— December 1, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent
Happy New Year! We begin a new Liturgical Year on the First Sunday of Advent. You’ll notice that our Advent Gospel Weeklies lessons focus on joyful anticipation, which is the spirituality of the season of Advent. We delay the celebration of Christmas to, well, Christmas and the Christmas season. […] READ MORE
SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— December 1, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent
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The Church’s three-year cycle of Lectionary readings begins again on the first Sunday of Advent. We start reading from Year A, which is organized around Matthew’s Gospel. […] READ MORE
Happy New Year in the Church!
The first week of Advent also marks the first week of the new Liturgical Year in the Catholic Church. This week, the Church moves its focus from the Gospel of Luke to the Gospel According to Matthew. […] READ MORE
When Saint Ambrose became bishop of Milan, he had some catching up to do. In fact, at the time, Ambrose was not yet a priest, nor was he even baptized when the emperor decided that he would make an excellent bishop. […] READ MORE