Today, this weekend, marks the beginning of our Liturgical year, starting with the season of Advent. During this liturgical year we will be reading from the Gospel of St. Mark, which is considered the first and shortest of the four gospels.
You will notice that the church environment is quite different as you enter the church. The Advent wreath, which is suspended from the ceiling, calls us to watch for the light; each week a different candle will be lit, representing our pilgrimage to encounter Jesus, at his birth.
Please consider participating in the parish Advent Reconciliation service, which is being celebrated this Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Many priests, from around the area, will be present and available for individual confession. This is a fine way to prepare for the coming of Jesus in our hearts and home, anew! Also, keep the children in prayer as they look forward to their First Reconciliation.