Happy new year! This is the first week of advent, the short four week season that precedes Christmas. This year we will again be reading from Matthew's gospel; please consider taking some time these next several weeks to read and reflect on these rich and beautiful scriptures.
Advent is a time to prepare ourselves to welcome the Lord Jesus into our homes and hearts. One great way to prepare is through the sacrament of reconciliation, which will be offered on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm. Advent also offers us wonderful opportunities; lighting an Advent wreath, sponsor a disadvantaged family and to invite a loved one to the Christmas celebrations