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Why do Catholics Celebrate Advent?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

Everywhere you go these days, you see Christmas decorations and hear Christmas music. Everywhere except a Catholic Church. We have purple decorations and keep singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The Church is not anti-Christmas; we are just celebrating the forgotten season of Advent. The word advent comes from the Latin ad-venio meaning to come to, come towards, or come near. It …

A Decade A Day Keeps the Devil Away

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Are you looking for a way to make this Advent special? Try gathering with your family each day to pray a decade of the Rosary. The Rosary is a classic Catholic prayer. The Rosary is a form of imaginative prayer that mediates on the life of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother Mary. Children can learn the Rosary once …

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Smooth the Way for God to Arrive (#602, Advent 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

We need to level the mountains and fill in the valleys to create a smooth place for God. Here are four practical suggestions to make room for God. God has not forgotten you and He is coming for you. Are you prepared to receive Him? [AUDIO]

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Hope: God’s Already Got This (#503, Advent 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

“The one who calls you is faithful; he also will accomplish it.” Our hope rests in God, who has already been taking care of us. This gives us the confidence to trust Him with our future. When I can’t, God can, and He will, and He is. (14 Dec 2014)

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Where to Find True Security (#502, Advent 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Here comes your God with power — to scoop you up in his strong arms! Stop trusting in money and things. Our true security does not come from what we have but from who we are: beloved sheep in the arms of our mighty and gentle shepherd. (7 Dec 2014)