3rd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Francis)

An Old Russian story tells of a farmer named Diametric who, like Simeon in the gospel of St. Luke (2:26), wishes to see God face to face before he dies. He prays to St. Nikolai who promises to grant his wish. The saint goes on to specify the place and the day of the...

2nd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Francis)

As we move into the second week of Advent, the words of St. Paul reminds us “to be pure of heart and come blameless filled with the fruit of holiness through Christ Jesus for the glory and praise of God.” In the first reading from Baruch we are summoned to rejoice and...

1st Sunday in Advent (Fr. Francis)

We finished the liturgical year last Sunday with the Feast of Christ the King. Today we begin the new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent and we will be guided through it with the help of St Luke the Evangelist. Surprisingly we begin at the very end. On...

Christ the King (Fr. Francis)

Reading 1: Daniel in a vision sees what is to take place centuries after him. In effect, Daniel sees One like the Son of Man ascending to the Ancient One, where he receives in his glorified humanity glory, dominion and kingship. Jesus is the Son of Man and the Ancient...