Thought for the day

(the thought for the day is taken from the Mass readings for the day) “All this multitude, too, shall learn that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves. For the battle is the Lord’s and he shall deliver you into our hands.” 1 Sm 17:47 We have so many battles to…

Evangelizing Moments

Evangelizing Moments Fourth Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 James 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-24 What? “…the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us”. (Matthew 1:23) What does it mean that “God is with us”? Why is Christmas disappointing to some “kids”? So…

Preparing for Mass

December 15, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Third Sunday of Advent Gospel Matthew 11:2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”  Jesus said to them in…