The senior care facility welcomes the public to check out its angel collection all year-round, but Christmas angels come out of storage to take a prominent spot during Advent.
In a message sent Dec. 1, the pope said to foster vocations, the church must trust young people who, “despite belonging to the ‘selfie’ generation, look for full meaning in their lives, even when they do not always look for it where it can be found.”
First Sunday of Advent
First reading: Is 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7
Second reading: 1 Cor 1:3-9
Gospel: Mk 13:33-37
The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical “New Year” is tied to special traditions at home.
What are the rules of fasting before receiving Communion and can a funeral Mass be held in a funeral home.
First Century FEAST November 30 In the synoptic Gospels, Andrew is a Galilean fisherman grouped with his brother, Peter, and with James and John in the inner circle of apostles; in John’s Gospel, he is the disciple of John the Baptist who is the first to follow Jesus and who brings his brother to the […]
Fourth Century Feast Date: December 6 From the ninth century in the East and the 11th century in the West, Nicholas has been one of the most popular saints in Christendom and art, and the patron of many countries, dioceses, churches and cities. He was bishop of Myra in Lycia (now Turkey). According to folklore, […]
1681-1742 FEAST November 29 Giovaniello Fasani’s foster father sent him for his education to the Franciscans in Lucera. At fifteen he joined the order and took the name Francis Anthony after the great sainted friars. In 1705, he earned a doctorate in theology. Then he began to teach at the Franciscan college in Lucera, where […]