Second Sunday of Advent

From The Desk of Fr. Joseph

Dear Parishioners:
On this Second Sunday of Advent, the prophet Baruch proclaims to all of Israel that God is leading Israel in joy by the light of His Glory with His Mercy and Justice.   The return of the Jewish Exiles into their homeland, Jerusalem.   
It is also a call for each one of us to " RETURN" back to our Church, Our Faith, especially the chaos, issues in today's world.
Advent is that time to RETURN.  A time for RENEWAL.  A time for CONVERSION. A time to develop a deeper RELATIONSHIP to Christ.
It is a time to CARVE out a space in each day to be with the Lord.   To regain VISION and to keep PERSPECTIVE, to develop that space where God can speak to us.
Your brother in Christ 
Father Joseph 

The Chosen To Be Shown Dec. 7

The next viewing of "The Chosen" will take place on Tues., Dec. 7, 2021. in the double classroom of the education wing. Father Derrek will again lead the discussion. 

What is The Chosen?
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.

Who is it for?
Any and all men are invited to join the Men of Joseph prayer group to watch The Chosen - presented by Fr. Derrek Scott When and where? The first Tuesday of Every month (6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.).

What do I need to bring?
An open mind and heart, something to write with and write on, and a desire to learn and discuss about.

For more information
Contact Marcos in the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit




This Weekend's Music (Dec. 4-5) - Second Sunday of Advent

St. Ceclia Choir
(Sat: 4:30 p.m., Sun: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.)

Gathering: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Gifts: Christ, Be Our Light/Se Nuestra Luz
Communion: Servant Song
Sending Forth: Emmanuel

Spirit Choir
(Sun: 11 a.m.)

Gathering: Ready The Way
Gifts: Open My Eyes
Communion: Immanuel
Comm-Med: Your Name
Sending Forth: Prepare Ye/Prepare Ye The Way

Bible Verse for Today

Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost, you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; No sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The labourer deserves his keep.

Matthew 10:7-15, Luke 9:1-6, Mark 6:7-13

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