It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the 3rd Sunday of Advent. It seems early – because in a sense, it is. With Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, we observe Advent for the longest possible period – 28 days from the first Sunday till the birth of Christ. (Coincidentally, next year will be the shortest version, with advent only lasting 22 days because Christmas will happen on a Monday. You’ll want to pray for our priests on December 24th, 2017, who’ll begin the morning with two or three Masses for the 4th Sunday of Advent, and then continue in the late afternoon with Christmas eve Masses…)
The long and short of it is that we’re still two weeks – fourteen days – three hundred and thirty six hours away from Christmas day, and the reading we’ll hear at Mass will bring up a most appropriate theme: the need for patience… to keep on waiting.
Because I’m a bit under the weather today, I’m writing up this Mass reflection rather than making a video. As always, make sure you read the full text of the readings for Mass on the USCCB website, by clicking here.Continue Reading