Monday, November 26, 2018

Fr. Chuck's Column, November 25, 2018

First of all, a VERY BIG THANK YOU to all who helped last week to make our remembrance of Kristallnact such a MOVING and IMPORTANT event. The participation of the St. Austin School students, the parishioners, the visitors, was all so impressive. A very special thank you goes to Lynn Hayden and to her wonderful team who did such a great job. You are truly a blessing to this parish. Thank You!
This is the last week of the Liturgical Year. Next Sunday, Dec 2, is the First Sunday of Advent, and that marks the beginning of a new year of grace, a new liturgical year.
Advent has an aspect of yearning and longing, not just for Christmas to come, but more importantly for God’s Kingdom to come on earth. It begins in our hearts, and every one of us is able to make greater room for the Lord in our hearts during the holy season of Advent.
Advent has some of the best liturgical music. It is almost a shame Advent is less than a month long, since we hardly have an opportunity to use all the wonderful Advent music that exists. Advent is a great time to sing. If God has blessed you with musical talent and a good voice, then you can sing along with Fr. Rich. If not, then you can join me singing with enthusiasm and volume! Either way, God will be praised!
I wish you all a joyful and holy Advent. Come Lord Jesus! Maranatha!

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