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December 14, 2014

The Third Sunday of Advent

 

                   At this point in our Advent journey, we are invited to rejoice! Known as Gaudete Sunday, today marks our close proximity to the Birth of the Savior. I rejoice heartily in the Lord Isaiah proclaims in the first reading. Rejoice always, St. Paul exhorts us and the Thessalonians in the second reading. What is all this about?! What if I don't resonate with 'rejoicing' in my life right now? Perhaps we have financial concerns, struggles in health or strains in the family. Maybe we feel isolated, trapped or simply bored. What if I hate the Black Friday commercialism and the crass disparagement of the Season (can anyone tell me why an atheist would be offended by a Crèche? No one has ever been able to explain this to me. Perhaps they're not atheists. Perhaps they're just mean people.)? The antidote to these stressors is the Season itself. Christmas is about a Child and our own childhood. You are a child at heart! To recall this is to remember why we must have a feast! Joy is the core of a humanity that is saved by God. Christmas tells us there is more to life than our concerns. The deeper truth is that we are the primary concern of God. This is good news. Rejoice and celebrate with impunity. The Child to be born is the Savior of the World.

 

 

God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

12/14

7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am Masses

(Fr. Dillon 7:30/ Fr. O’Mullane at 9am)

10:00am Religious Education

12:00pm Catholic Daughters Christmas Party

5:00pm 9th Grade Confirmation Class

7:00pm 10th Gr. Confirmation Class

Monday

12/15

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

7:00pm ESL Hinds Room

Tuesday

12/16

8:00am Mass

7:30pm Reconciliation Service

Wednesday

12/17

8:00am Mass

4:00pm Children’s Choir Rehearsal

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thursday

12/18

8:00am Mass

7:30pm  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Friday

12/19

8:00am Mass

8:30am Eucharistic Adoration

3:00pm Benediction

Saturday

12/20

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass

Sunday

12/21

7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am Masses

10:00am Religious Education

5:00pm 9th Grade Confirmation Class

7:00pm 10th Gr. Confirmation Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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