Proper Of The Time

First Sunday of Advent

Thought for today: It is now the hour for us to rise from the sleep of sin and of religious indifference. Let us start our preparation for the blessing of Christmas with great confidence in Jesus, for “no one who waits for (Him) shall be put to shame (Psalm 25:3).”

Bible and Liturgy: The church sees Christ’s coming to us at Christmas and at the end of the world in one perspective. What matters is Christ’s coming in Grace.

READ: Genesis 12:1-9; Genesis 17:1-8; Exodus 19:1-8; Jeremiah 31:31-33; Galatians 3:7-9


1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.[a]

5 They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]

7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.


Memorial Day

Thank you to each and every service member, past and present who has willingly sacrificed for their country and their families to maintain our American sovereignty. May we truly memorialize our fallen patriots and support our men and women who are currently serving. God Bless You All!


To Him be the Glory - and Mary's Response

This world will tell you that you are unworthy. That you are lacking the family heritage or the qualifications to allow your spirit to flourish. This is not so with our Lord Jesus Christ! What the world devalues, our Lord values exponentially. And why? Indeed to display HIS glory in all things, and to bestow mercy and grace where HE alone chooses to do so.