Sermons on Advent

1st Sunday of Advent – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7; Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 GOD HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN We begin the season of Advent with a heartfelt call for our own repentance. We remember God’s faithful love for us, and call upon God to help us to turn back. For “behold, you are angry, […]

4th Sunday of Advent – English & Spanish

Sunday Readings:Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 24:37-44 SUMMONED BY GOD As Christmas draws near, Advent’s scriptures lure us into a world of dreams, signs, wonders, and the miracle of the virgin birth. Too often we allow the great stories of our faith, the ones that are most familiar, simply to wash over us. Today’s Gospel account […]

3rd Sunday of Advent – English & Spanish

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6A, 10; Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Gaudette Sunday – The Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for the birth of Jesus on Christmas day is almost over. Rose is a liturgical color that is used to signify joy, so […]

2nd Sunday of Advent – English & Spanish

Sundays Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 PREPARE THE WAY Saint John the Baptist appears on the scene today as Advent enters its second week. The mysterious consumer of locusts and wild honey, John echoes the words of the prophet Isaiah as he calls for repentance in the face of the nearness of the […]

4th Sunday of Advent – English & Spanish

Sunday’s Readings: Micah 5:1-4; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45  From the Pastor’s Desk ….     Blessed are you… In today’s Gospel, Elizabeth calls Mary blessed. One definition of blessed is holy; another is favored by God. Mary is all of these things – blessed, holy and favored by God – because God chooses her […]

3rd Sunday of Advent – English & Spanish

Sundays Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 From the Pastor’s Desk ….   The Song of Happiness Not all is penitence, pain, and death as we journey through this desert. Today’s liturgy pauses to ring a hymn of joy. How can we not be delighted when the Son of God, who comes to save us, is near. Jesus is coming, Jesus is with us. With […]