MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WELCOME TO ADVENT!
A Column by the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde featured in the Arlington Catholic Herald
“Happy New Year!” If your response is, “Bishop, you are a month ahead of yourself!” you are correct in terms of a new calendar year. However, for us disciples of Christ, a new year is dawning! Why? Because the Season of Advent, which began this year on December 1, ushers in a new church or liturgical year. So, it is within that context that I can — and do — wish for you, indeed, for all of us, a new year filled with deepening growth in our union with the Lord Jesus and through Him with one another. If we do grow in this two-fold union, the year will be “happy” in the best sense of that word.
2013 ADVENT RETREATOn Dec. 14th, come to the San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post for our diocesan Advent Day of Prayer. The retreat provides a fruitful time of preparation for Our Lord's coming at Christmas and will be led by Father Sam Vaccarealla, T.O.R.
PRAYERS FOR THE HUNGRY
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at
noon, join Pope Francis’ Global Wave of Prayer to end hunger. The 24-hour
wave starts in Samoa and sweeps around the globe to ask God for food for all. Pray with us, and learn about the campaign of prayer and action at Catholic Relief Services.
DECEMBER RESPECT LIFE MASS AND ROSARY
Join Bishop Paul S. Loverde as he leads the faithful in the Respect Life Mass for the month of December. Add your witness in a Saturday morning Mass and prayer for the forgotten, the abandoned, the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
- Saturday, December 14th, 9 A.M., St. Charles Borromeo Church, Arlington
Recitation of the Holy Rosary follows each Mass. more ...
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