Today we celebrate a journey – the journey of Three Persian astrologers – three kings – who set out on a long journey to an unknown land in search of a child. As we remember these mysterious men paying their homage to the infant of Bethlehem, our thoughts go back not so much to the sceneRead More →

December 30, 2018 Feast of the Holy Family – 2019 Today, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family. The Gospel takes us on an annual pilgrimage made to the Holy City of Jerusalem – Jesus was about 12 years old. When the family was returning, Jesus stayed in Jerusalem, without his parents knowing it. After a day’s journey, MaryRead More →

December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent Long before anyone decorated a Christmas tree or heard about Santa,  the Church celebrated the season of Advent.  From the fifth century, the weeks before Christmas have been a time for special prayers and Scripture readings at  Mass  – all pointing to the birth of Jesus Christ at Bethlehem.   Today we embark on that special journey of Advent. In thisRead More →