You won’t be alone if your mind turns to the sacrament of marriage during Sunday’s second reading. This portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:31 to 13:13) is among the more popular of our wedding texts.
– Heart of the Matter – Faith, reason: Two wings on which human soul soars
– Matthew Kelly – Does God exist?
– Searching for God online and in life
– The ‘dark times’ are over – Nick VanHeel shares his journey from atheism to Catholic discipleship
– Speaker Series – First talk topic: God’s purpose for your life
In this Sunday’s epistle and Gospel reading, we are taught about the gift of discernment of spirits.
Have you been reading your copy of “Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose” that you received from your parish last month?
The good news of the birth of Jesus and the salvation he brings is intended not only for the people of Israel, but for all people everywhere. And, the appearance of the star to the Magi is one of the first Gospel indicators of the universality of salvation.
This Sunday, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The word “epiphany” literally means “revelation” or “manifestation.” It calls to mind the image of a curtain being yanked aside, unveiling a work of art to the public for the very first time. Or, it is like the world premiere of a highly anticipated film like “The Hobbit.”
Sunday, Dec. 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent