Mary, the Holy Mother of God.

Numb. 6:22-7; Gal. 4:4-7; Lk. 2:16-21

Today, as  the world celebrate the beginning of a new year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Mother of God. It is the oldest of all Marian feasts in our liturgy. It is also a feast appropriate to those of us concerned with new beginnings, with new resolutions, and renewed hopes.

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

1 Sam 1:11, 20-22, 24-28; 1 Jn 3:1-2, 21-24; Lk 2:41-52
Two brothers were playing on the sandbanks by a river. One ran after another up a large mound of sand. Unfortunately, the mound was not solid, and their weight caused them to sink in quickly.

Christmas Vigil

Is. 62:1-5; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt. 1:1-25
About a week before Christmas a family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the Baby Jesus. "Someone must have packed this wrong," the mother said, counting out the figures. "We have one Joseph, one Mary, three wise men, three

Cycle C 4th Sunday in Advent

Micah 5:1-4; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

Repeated prophecies about the coming of a messiah abound in the sacred writings. But these prophesies were shrouded in obscurity. A clear picture of the messiah is given in about 700BC by prophet Mica. We listened to his description in the First reading. 

Cycle C 3rd Sunday in Advent

Zeph 3:14-18; Phil 4:1-7; Luke 3:10-18

In today’s Gospel  John the Baptist tells  his listeners that “His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his  threshing floor and to gather  the  wheat into his  barn, but the chaff he will  burn  in a  fire that will  never go out.”


Pilgrim places are always filled with many people. Spiritually powerful person or place is an attraction to many. We like to depend on someone who can comfort us. A person of genuine love, strong principles, good character, attitudes, etc is an attraction to others.

Cycle C 2nd Sunday in Advent

Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6

In 539 BC   the streets of Babylon were echoed with a great declaration from Cyrus, the king of Persia. It announced freedom to Jews, allowing   Jews to return home. In 586 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II destroyed the Kingdom of Judah and took away Jews to Babylon