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Advent- Be Vigilant in Love! MOUNT CARMEL - November 27, 2016 ... liturgical year turns its page to a new season- the Season of Advent- which begins this Sunday. We traditionally celebrate our New Year on the 1st of January, but our church calendar actually starts its new year in the evening hour of the last Saturday of the 34th week in Ordinary Time. Prior to this, the reading at Masses were pointed towards the "end times." The readings were ominous in character, apocalyptic, and speak of the end of the world as ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/cXPL6sWRE28/advent-be-vigilant-in-love.html

First Sunday of Advent COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - November 27, 2016 ... with my position: that Advent should not be seen as the same as Lent. I agree: the two are different. Advent is a time of joyous preparation for the coming of Our Lord (memories of his first coming, and looking forward to his second, of course). But both of these considerations naturally lead us to listen to the words of St John the Baptist: Repent! We think it important to keep our Advent Celebrations quite distinct from our Christmas Celebrations - though ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2016/11/first-sunday-of-advent.html

What Are You Doing for Advent? THE WANDERING FRIAR - November 25, 2016 Advent Wreath When Lent begins we often get asked, "What are you doing for Lent?" We respond be telling of the things we are giving up as well as the positive actions we are taken. I would like to suggest that the same question be asked for Advent, though the answer should be much different. In Lent we focus on our personal conversion as ...http://frjohnsblog.blogspot.com/2016/11/what-are-you-doing-for-advent.html

MERCY WITH MISERY: Pope Repeats Abortion Is a Grave Sin; But Lifts Restriction, Permits Priests to Grant Absolution SEASONS OF GRACE - November 21, 2016 http://seasonsofgrace.net/mercy-with-misery-pope-repeats-abortion-is-a-grave-sin-but-lifts-restriction-permits-priests-to-grant-absolution/

Fast, Pray, Give: Saint Philip's Fast Begins Tomorrow, November 15th FEAR NOT LITTLE FLOCK - November 14, 2016 The Nativity/Christmas Fast begins tomorrow for Byzantine Catholics and Orthodox Christians on the Gregorian and revised Julian calendars. We prepare for the nativity of Our Lord by fasting, praying and almsgiving. it might not feel as rigorous as Great Lent before Pascha (Easter), but we do try and live a quiet, repentant season of preparation and save the Christmas parties for the Christmas season that begins on ...http://remnantofremnant.blogspot.com/2016/11/fast-pray-give-saint-philips-fast.html

Irish Dioceses Mark Conclusion of Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 12, 2016 ... Mercy and to cross its threshold. Crossing the threshold of a Holy Door is a sign of the passage from sin to grace. Irish dioceses embraced the Holy Father's Year of Mercy and offered many opportunities for people to be part of the Jubilee Year and to share what Pope Francis referred to as the 'balm of mercy'. There were celebrations for the '24 Hours for the Lord' in which the faithful had opportunities to avail of the Sacrament of reconciliation anytime during this 24 hour period. Archbishop ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/irish-dioceses-mark-conclusion-of-pope.html

All Souls Day November 2nd BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 2, 2016 ... largest protestant church to celebrate the holy day. Most protestant denominations do not recognize the holiday and disagree with the theology behind it. According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-souls-day-november-2nd.html

Year C Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Καθολικός διάκονος - September 25, 2016 Readings: Amos 6:1a.4-7; Ps 146:7-10; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Through these weeks of Ordinary Time, we continue our journey in St. Luke's Gospel with Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem. The word "Ordinary" in "Ordinary Time" does not mean ho-hum. It is not used to contrast it with "extraordinary time," such as Easter, Christmas, Lent and Advent. It is derived from the word ordinal. Ordinal refers to the position of something in a series. During Ordinary ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/09/year-c-twenty-sixth-sunday-in-ordinary.html

100th Anniversary of the Wrigley Field Church BYZANTINE, TEXAS - September 15, 2016 ... where the church stands today is not the original structure from 1916 as it was demolished in 1942. In 1943 the cornerstone for the building that still stands today was laid and many parishioners wanted to build the church in steel. Due to the war effort there was a shortage of steel, so several parishioners traveled to Washington DC to speak to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The story goes that Roosevelt said: "I can't get you steel. We need it to save our troops." So the church's ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/09/100th-anniversary-of-wrigley-field.html