Advent Begins with Hope
The Advent season is here. This is the time for us to reflect on the grace of God manifested in the coming of Jesus Christ. We take this opportunity to quietly prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ and the return of Christ at the Second Coming.
Throughout Advent, look for the candles to increase and the stars to shine brighter as a reminder of the increasing light of Christ coming into the world. Also, open yourself and your Church of the Home to hope, peace, joy, and love that comes from Christ. This first week prepares us to be people of hope and believe that darkness will not prevail, but the light of the world will overcome it.
As a Church of the Home, enter into Advent with hopeful hearts and awaken to the moments of grace around you.
Actively seek grace in the Sacraments, especially with Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation
Pray an Advent daily devotional
Keep a list of the moments of grace experienced individually or as a Church of the Home.
Reflect and discuss as a Church of the Home:
Think about a situation in your life that has seemed hopeless. In what ways did you make your way through it?
When did you experience hope in 2023?
What do you hope for?
In what ways can you share the gift of hope in 2024? How can you embody hope for those who have been marginalized within your friends and family? Within your church or social groups? Within the world?
Join us for Mass this weekend in person
at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Wake up! Is Christ going to show up on your doorstep and find you asleep? We never know when the Lord is going to present himself in our lives. Advent calls us to wake up, be alert, and prepare ourselves for the presence of the Lord. Join Steve as he reflects on the First Sunday of Advent.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Ruby and Res
Is he counting the shaving items or cheating? Ruby will never rat out her dad!