Preparing to prepare the way of the Lord: Advent!

Been busy the last couple of days? Traveling? Cooking? Eating and drinking? Visiting?

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

But it's time to prepare for the season for preparing for Christmas, Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord!

The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new year of grace on the church calendar. That puts us, liturgically, on the eve of a new year - and a New Year's Resolution might be in order!

As you've read on this page many times: one of the best ways to prepare for Sunday Mass is to ponder and pray over the scriptures for that day.

So, repeat after me:

For the new year of grace,
I resolve to prepare for Sunday Mass
by reading, studying and praying over the scriptures
ahead of time!

Happy New Year!

For this weekend's scriptures, background material on them and hints for helping young folks prepare to hear the Word of the Lord - check out this earlier post.

And at the top of the sidebar, you'll find a widget of Music for Advent, to which I'll add as the season progresses.



  1. I love Godspell! Hearing that song has brightened my morning. :)

  2. I also love Godspell. I wish I had a turn table so I could play my record of Godspell that I saved since College !!!

    Looking forward to Advent and the coming of jesus.


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