John the Baptist is the very voice of Advent, the voice of the coming of the Lord Jesus to earth to intervene in the relationship between God and ourselves. What John said was not merely a word about Jesus, it was the gospel—It was the beginning of the Good News for the world.
St. Hubert Parish
Advent and Christmas Events 2014
|Wed., Dec. 3||Taize Prayer Service||7PM|
|Fri., Dec. 5||Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament||9AM-9PM|
|Mon., Dec. 8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day)|
|Morning Mass||8:15 AM|
|Thurs., Dec. 18||Advent Reconciliation||3-4:30 PM|
|Sat., Dec. 20||Santa Breakfast||9AM-11AM|
|Sun., Dec. 21||Lessons and Carols||4 PM|
|Wed., Dec. 24||Vigil of Christmas|
|Christmas Pageant||4:30 PM|
|Family Mass||5PM (incense)|
|Carol Sing-a-long||8:30 PM|
|Evening Mass||9 PM (incense)|
|Thurs., Dec. 25||Christmas Day|
|Morning Mass||10 AM (incense free)|
|Wed., Dec. 31||
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
|5 PM (incense)|
|Thurs., Jan. 1||Morning Mass||9 AM (incense free)|
With today’s instant and easy communication technology, we often know when company we are waiting for will show up. We know when their plane will land, or what ferry their car will be boarding and if the ferry line is long, we usually get a text from them guessing how long their ferry wait will be. While Christ won’t exactly text us the time of his arrival, we can see signs of his presence now if we are alert.
This is a wake up call for those of us who have grown complacent about our faith. We come to Mass every weekend and judge ourselves to be faithful followers of Jesus yet are we being faithful to his message when we leave here and venture into the world out there?
As with all of Jesus’ parables, it is very common for us to want to simply throw up our hands and say, “I don’t get it!” And, today’s parable is particularly difficult to understand. I can imagine his disciples saying, “what on earth are you talking about, Jesus?
This weekend, the Church celebrates the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Why all this fuss over a church located on a hilltop in Rome? This church is significant because of its place in history. When he freed the Christian faith from centuries of persecution by becoming one himself, Emperor Constantine built this church to serve as the cathedral of Rome. There has been a Catholic cathedral on this spot ever since it was dedicated on November 9, 324 by Pope Sylvester I.
The following is a video showcasing some of the ministries and people who make up St. Hubert Catholic Church.
God Bless Pope Francis! We give thanks for his faithfulness and guidance for our Church, and pray for him as he begins his papacy.
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