PART 1 Advent: How it all Began By Letty Jacinto-Lopez

At a recent celebration of the Holy Eucharist, there was a new commentator who was visibly overtaken by nervousness. Instead of announcing that the Church was already on its first week of Advent, she stuttered, “Today, um, ah, hmm, we’re on the third week in Ordinary Time!” (Ordinary Time is made up of 34 weeksContinue reading “PART 1 Advent: How it all Began By Letty Jacinto-Lopez”

PART 2: Thoughts and Themes for the Year 2015 By Letty Jacinto-Lopez

In all the toing and froing accompanying Christmas and the New Year, let us give a thought that, 1) The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father) is actually an Advent prayer. “….Thy kingdom come….Adveniat renum tuum (May your kingdom come….) 2) We focus on Year B – The Gospel of Mark. 3) We have 9 years toContinue reading “PART 2: Thoughts and Themes for the Year 2015 By Letty Jacinto-Lopez”

A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM

Our pilgrim church is a strategist. Why so? Let’s take a look. Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, which declares that our Lord Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. This really means Christ rules the world and the universe and the Controller of our lives and Mother Earth. Today we celebrate the First SundayContinue reading “A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM”