Pour vous aider à prier avec la communauté ecclésiale cette semaine, les lectures liturgiques lues à toutes les messes du dimanche sont fournies ci-dessous, avec quelques suggestions des activités que vous et votre famille pouvait faire durant la semaine pour aider à soutenir les messages de l'Evangile du dimanche.
Merci de nous faire savoir si ces suggestions sont utiles pour vous ou votre famille
December 1, 2013, First Sunday of Advent
"The night is far spent; the day draws near. Let us cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." (Romans 13)
Isaiah 2: 1-5
Gospel of Matthew 24:37-44 Readings Here
On the first Sunday of Advent, which is the First Sunday of the Year in our Church calendar, all things seem new again. None of us are the same this Advent that we were in past Advents. Advent offers us an opportunity to stop and long and wait and pray for better things. May it not pass us by this year.
Lord, Jesus, so often we are asleep to your action in our lives. We remain numb to the message you so lovingly try to give. Wake us up to your presence and help us keep alert for your coming. Amen.
Place some decoration or symbols, such as the Advent wreath or Advent candle, on your table as a reminder of this season in the Church.
Tuesday: Plan with the children ways to celebrate Advent, such as an Advent calendar, an empty crib to fill with straws of good deeds.
Wednesday: Light an Advent candle and gather with family or friends to pray the rosary.
Thursday: Take time today to pray in silence, asking God to open your heart and mind to His presence.
Friday: During this season, do something special for the needy.
Saturday: Prepare for Sunday’s liturgy by reading and reflecting on the readings for the second week of Advent. Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-9, Matthew 3:1-12
Lord, here we are on the doorstep of Advent. May it be a time of renewal for us and a time of growth in the values that really matter. Amen.
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