SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths’. Luke 3:4-5
Christmas preparations seem to start earlier each year- at least they do in the commercial world. Whilst anticipating the events, the visitors, the gifts, the feasts, let’s not get so caught up in ‘festive busy-ness’ that we neglect our Christian preparation.
The season of Advent is a time for the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. Consider what you could do:
Attend an extra Mass during the week
- Sign up for Adoration on Saturday morning
- Follow your own Advent calendar. See the Irish Bishops’ novel online Advent calendar at catholicbishops.ie/advent-calendar. It includes Mass readings, video, prayers, music and other resources
- Do some spiritual reading
- Give to charity, a food bank, offer your time.
‘Let us seek to live in a way that is always worthy of our Christian vocation’ Papal tweet 20 November 2014
Fr Philip Sainter