For your assistance in praying with the Church community this week, the liturgical Sunday readings read at all the masses are provided below, with some suggestions of activities that you and your family might do during the week to help sustain the messages of the Sunday gospel.
Please let us know if these suggestions are helpful for you or your family.
December 8, 2013, Second Sunday of Advent
"May God, the source of all patience and encouragement, enable you to live in perfect harmony." (Romans 15)
Isaiah 11: 1-10
Gospel of Matthew 3:1-12 Readings Here
REFLECTION: This Advent may our waiting be for more than presents and parties. May our hearts and vision expand to include the good of all creation, and may we long for justice and for the new heaven and the new earth which God has promised through his prophets.
PRAYER: Come! Lord Jesus. Come!
Remember today especially all those who have given their lives in the war with Iraq.
Tuesday: Pray and remember today all the families of those waiting for loved ones to return from the war in Iraq.
Wednesday: During this waiting time of Advent, pray especially for World Peace and peace in families. Pray today that all those involved in the war in Iraq will receive comfort from Mary.
Thursday: Pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary Video Here, especially for those without work.
Friday: Use your Advent wreath this evening for prayer.
Saturday: Give spiritual or material gifts today to the needy.
Lord Jesus, come again and make all things new. The world needs your life and light. We all need the warmth of Your Presence. Help us to welcome you and to love one another by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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