Advent Week 4
Week of Love
In this final week of advent, let us live in Christ’s love, cherish the gift of our Savior’s birth, and lovingly share our faith with others.
December 20, 2020
What does it mean to show love and be loved? It starts with understanding and accepting God’s unconditional love for all of us. May this realization transform your heart and allow you to live in Christ’s love, cherish the gift of our Savior’s birth, and lovingly share our faith with others. This week, we are inspired by Mother Teresa and her wise words: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
December 21, 2020
We can be filled with joy knowing what God promises. As it says in Psalms 16:11, “You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.” Reconciliation Monday represents another opportunity during Advent for us to become refreshed and renewed in our faith.
December 22, 2020
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.” - 1 John 4:7-11
December 23, 2020
We pray that we can live the example of St. John Bosco who believed that Christ’s love and our faith in that love should pervade everything we do—work, study, play. For John Bosco, being a Christian was a full-time effort, not a once-a-week, Mass-on-Sunday experience. It is a quest to find God and Jesus in everything we do, letting their love lead us.
December 24, 2020
Part of a traditional Christmas Eve normally involves gathering together and creating lasting memories with people you cherish. This year may look and feel different, but we can still fill this day with laughter, love, and light. The below can be a new tradition to add to your festivities for years to come.
December 25, 2020
Celebrate! Christ is born! We’d encourage you to play this video and listen to the message from Pope Francis, recited by our own Fr. John Gribowich.