Make your hearts ready for Jesus (Advent 1 – family Mass)

Benjamin Homilies

When we are expecting a little brother or sister, we need to get a place ready for them. Jesus is coming into our hearts, so we need to make our hearts ready for Him. This means making our hearts places of peace and love, and getting rid of hatred, sadness, and complaining thoughts. We should also remember to make a little Christmas list for Jesus. We should list a few gifts that we would like to receive from Him this Christmas.
Note: the 9am Mass on the First Sunday of Advent was a “family Mass”, meaning that the children from our Faith Formation classes were invited to do some of the ministries at Mass, and they were invited up at the homily. That is why there are two versions of the homily this weekend.