Not every pastor has a place as beautiful as Walden Pond in his parish -- or a FB friend (Winslow Pettingell) who takes such beautiful photographs of Thoreau's famous venue. This is Walden at 6:51 this morning, January 20, with a beautiful moon still hanging in the sky...
Click on the bible for the readings for the SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT along with some notes to help you understand them.
The blessing of Christ whose coming we celebrate, whose Advent we await...
NOT "Happy Holidays!"
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Day is done, Lord
The sun has set on this day's joys and troubles and on tasks undone, waiting for tomorrow... For this day's best I give you praise; for this day's sins I pray for pardon... Grant me blessings for a peaceful night of deep, refreshing sleep, of dreams to hold me safe... Send angels, Lord, to sweep away my worries: fears that fill my thoughts and haunt my soul... Stand guard with all who through this night keep watch to hold the world in safety and in peace... Now day is done: be with me, Lord, and those I love, 'til the sun rise yet again... Amen.
The best place to start is always one of your local Catholic churches. Drop in some Sunday and see what's going on. Then you might speak to the pastor or someone on the parish staff about how they can help you and respond to your questions.