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December 2

 

Friday of the First Week in Advent

  • Learn about the national collections for special causes. Consider making donations to these collections in the name of family members or friends instead of giving material gifts.A candle is lit on an Advent wreath at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. CNS photo/illustration/Bob Roller

  • At Christmas, many inactive and less-active Catholics return to church. How are you preparing to welcome these men and women to your parish during the holidays? Take time to discern and reflect on how you can be welcoming to visitors and infrequent churchgoers at Christmas.

  • Thought for the day:
    "What is the meaning of 'Prepare the way of the Lord'? It means: make ready for the reception of whatever Christ may wish to do."---St. Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on Luke, 6


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