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Be Patient and Prepare the way of the Lord

12-10-2017We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 43, No. 1

Waiting can be the most difficult thing to endure, especially when you wonder if it will ever end. Whether waiting for a bus in the middle of winter or waiting to find out whether you will get that promotion you want, the stress can be overwhelming. The writer of this section of Isaiah knows what this is like. He wrote during the period in which God’s chosen people lived in exile. But he brings comfort and hope. He foresees a time when God will move mountains to prepare a way out of the desert. And God will do so tenderly, for “in his arms he gathers the lambs, carrying them in his bosom” (Isaiah 40:11). The author of Second Peter wrote during another difficult time, about one hundred years after Jesus. Christians who believed that the Second Coming was imminent were losing faith. He reassured them that human understanding of time was not like God’s. In fact, our God is a patient God, giving time for people to be brought to repentance. God’s promise finds voice in John the Baptist “crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’” (Mark 1:3). He is coming. We just need patience.

When have you lost patience while waiting? What helps you persevere while you wait?

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm in the Chapel, Dec 8, 2017 - Nov 23, 2018

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Advent Evening Prayer
Dec 13 6:30pm

Every Wednesday during Advent at 6:30pm in the Chapel - Dec 13, 20

The priests will be available for confession after the Dec 6 and Dec 13 dates in the Chapel.

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Misas de Aguinaldo
Dec 16 - Dec 24 5:00am

Acompáñenos en las Misas de Aguinaldo del 16-24 de diciembre a las 5:00am en la Iglesia.

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Ministry Meetings
Dec 16

for members of the Lectors, Ministers of Hospitality, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

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