Ahem… today is Dec. 5. That means tomorrow morning is Dec. 6, the Feast Day of St. Nicholas. Now you know. You are welcome.
On that day it will be said: “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!” For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus was sent for Jew and Gentile alike. We all wait in happy anticipation.
Brothers and sisters: You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light;
Our Sunday and daily readings will bring us to from the promises of the Old Testament and through the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. I urge you to take the daily journey through Advent. I will be posting links to the daily readings and highlighting certain passages as we go. Invite your friends, your children, and your fellow parishioners to take this journey with us. Share this page or the Advent reading passages that we will post. Don’t feel like you are too much of a sinner or too meek to be able to evangelize and share the good news - Jesus was born in a cave to humble parents and the first to hear of His birth were shepherds sleeping in the cold.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian hoteliers fined for refusing a single room to two homosexual men in September 2008, have lost their appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court.
The court ruled that their company policy was “discriminatory.” Despite the fact that the couple proved that their policy applied equally to any unmarried couples, and not just homosexuals.