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Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

| Father John Paul Erickson | December 15, 2017 | 5 Comments

Unlike the sacred triduum the date of Christmas is quite set. Because of this, parishes and pastors find themselves this year in the unenviable position of celebrating the Solemnity of Christmas only hours after lighting the final candle on the Advent wreath.

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Advent Week 4 – Prayer and reflection for busy households

Advent Week 4 – Prayer and reflection for busy households

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following Advent wreath prayer is intended to help busy households make Advent a prayerful time during the rush of Christmas preparations. The language is fairly simple, intended to be used for personal prayer and reflection or by groups of adults or adults with children. Options are noted to allow for participation by a variety of members of a household.

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‘O Antiphons’ praise Christ-child’s attributes during Advent’s last days

‘O Antiphons’ praise Christ-child’s attributes during Advent’s last days

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

An antiphon is a verse or phrase sung or recited aloud or read silently before and after a Psalm or Canticle during the Divine Office or the Liturgy of the Hours. The text is often a direct quote from Scripture, a brief reflection on a Scripture text, or a verse pertaining to the feast day, the liturgical season or the saint of the day.

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