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1st Sunday of Advent - Be prepared!

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 11/27/2016

Daily Mass: The Lord is our rock of protection show art Daily Mass: The Lord is our rock of protection

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Both Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew use the strength of rock to illustrate God's powerful protection.

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Daily Mass: The mercy of Christ wipes away our tears show art Daily Mass: The mercy of Christ wipes away our tears

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The pity and mercy of Jesus are echoed in the prophecy of Isaiah who tells us that "the Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces." May this compassion inspire us to respond to Christ's call today.

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Daily Mass: Christ fulfills God's plan of salvation show art Daily Mass: Christ fulfills God's plan of salvation

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Both the prophecy of Isaiah and the proclamation of Jesus reveal how the Lord fulfills the great plan of God's salvation.

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Monday Conversation: Advent Reflection show art Monday Conversation: Advent Reflection

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This Advent Reflection was livestreamed on the Cathedral Facebook Page on November 29, 2020. May all of us use the gift of this holy season to prepare our hearts to welcome Christ!

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Feast of St. Andrew: We share the faith we have received show art Feast of St. Andrew: We share the faith we have received

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The call of St. Andrew inspires us to reflect on how Christ calls us by name to share the Good News with the people in our lives today.

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1st Sunday of Advent: Be watchful and alert! show art 1st Sunday of Advent: Be watchful and alert!

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Mark's Gospel offers an exhortation from Christ to be watchful and alert, always ready to respond to the Lord's call.

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Daily Mass: Vigilance is crucial in the spiritual life show art Daily Mass: Vigilance is crucial in the spiritual life

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We bring the Liturgical Year to a close with a poignant reminder to remain vigilant at all times as we follow Jesus Christ through this life.

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Daily Mass: The new heaven and earth show art Daily Mass: The new heaven and earth

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The first reading from the Book of Revelation sums up the end time with judgment and the fullness of God's glory.

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Gratitude is a precious spiritual medicine which helps us truthfully and positively engage the gift of our lives, drawing us closer to the Lord and one another. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord! show art Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord!

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The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.

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All of the Scripture readings evoke a call to action; we are invited to get ready, be prepared, and attentive to the Lord and one another.  May this Advent season - a gift of the Church - help us all to get our hearts and minds ready for the birth of Jesus Christ!

November 27, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com