The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings [This weekend, I am not preaching at the regular Church Masses. We are having a special appeal, and the priest associated with that ministry is ginving the homily. But I do have two youth Masses that day: one at a retreat, and the other a Mass for one of our High School Religious… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent: Manger Scene #2

The second in my series of Manger Scene photos is from my parents’ house. This one currently sits under the Christmas tree there. Dad bought this for Mom a few years ago, several months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Everything was so uncertain in those days, and I think he wanted Mom to have… Continue reading First Sunday of Advent: Manger Scene #2