The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Mass (Saint Joseph’s Story)

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph.  He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But Joseph himself was not a great king.  No, he was a humble man, a carpenter, who worked hard and loved God. Joseph was to be married to a… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Mass (Saint Joseph’s Story)

The Nativity of the Lord: Mass During the Day

The CreationnIn the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.nnThen God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Today’s readings All during Advent, we have been yearning for the light.  Advent reminds us that the world can sometimes be a very dark place, that war and terrorism and crime and disease and sin and death can really give us a beating, that very often we experience life much differently than God intended us to,… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Mass During the Day

The Nativity of the Lord: At the Mass During the Day

Today’s readings A few years back, there was a great commercial out that has three senior ladies talking.  One of them, the hostess, has taped all kinds of photographs to her living room wall and says that it’s a really quick way to share these memories with her friends.  Just like her car insurance: it… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: At the Mass During the Day

The Nativity of the Lord: At the Mass During the Night

Today’s readings It’s all about the zeal of the Lord of Hosts! Because when you think about it, God doesn’t have to care about our welfare or our salvation.  He’s God, he’s not in need of anyone or anything, because he is all-sufficient.  He doesn’t need our love, he doesn’t need our praise, he doesn’t… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: At the Mass During the Night

The Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Day

Today’s readings There’s a great commercial out that has three senior ladies talking. One of them, the hostess, has taped all kinds of photographs to her living room wall and says that it’s a really quick way to share these memories with her friends. Just like her car insurance; it only took 15 minutes to… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Day

The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Night

Today’s readings http://www.npm.org/Chants/assets/xmasproclamation.mp3 It’s all about the zeal of the LORD of Hosts!  Because when you think about it, God doesn’t have to care about our welfare or our salvation. He’s God, he’s not in need of anyone or anything, because he is all-sufficient. He doesn’t need our love, he doesn’t need our praise, he doesn’t… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Mass During the Night

The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Vigil – Childrens Mass

In a town called Nazareth in Galilee, a long time ago, Mary lived with her parents, Joachim and Ann. Mary was only a young girl, maybe 14 years old. She came from a quiet little area of the world, and just looking at them, you’d have to say nothing about her family was very special.… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Vigil – Childrens Mass

The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

Today’s readings Mass for the children: Once upon a time, there was an old shepherd named Elias.  He had been a shepherd for his whole life long, just like his father, and his father’s father.  Being a shepherd was hard and lonely work.  He took care of a large group of sheep and did his… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass