Happy Advent!

It has been a while since I have been able to publish my homilies, but what better time for resolutions than the new year.  And, since this is the first Sunday of Advent, we begin a new Church year, a liturgical year of grace.  sacramental language, the church and the calendar or about Space and time. The church makes space holy.the liturgical calendar next time holy. Both are invitations to help us to recognize the presence of God in our lives and to be more fully open to his grace.

Just a couple of notes as we begin these reflections. First of all, the Sunday readings come from Year C of  the lectionary. Weekday readings come from year one.  On the weekends, in Year C we hear from the Gospel of Luke. Year C is the third year of the three-year lectionary cycle. On weekdays,we are in year one of the two year cycle of weekday readings. Here’s hoping that this liturgical year of grace will be an opportunity to become closer to God and more united with the community of faith.