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We Will Bless Our Crosses

1st Sunday Of Advent 2019

The feast of St. Nicholas on Friday is a celebration of an heroic early bishop whose acts of charity have been carried on to our day in the figure of Santa Claus.  Advent and the new liturgical year begin today and the Introit of the Mass is an appeal to beg God to protect us from the devil.  The Epistle gives the plan for this season – cast out the works of darkness and put on the armor of light in preparation for Christmas.  The Gospel continues the warning from last week about the end of the world and our facing God’s judgment.  We will be thankful on that day for all the merit gained through our struggles for salvation.

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