Second Sunday of Advent - Year C - 9th December 2018
Readings: Baruch 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6
Haere mai e te whanau, Tena koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.

Dear Parishioners,

The time of Advent is a preparation for the Christmas that is to come. Howard Thurman, the great African-American theologian and mystic, reminds us of this time and preparation: “When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins:

  to find the lost;
to feed the hungry;
to rebuild the nations;
to make music in the heart.”
to heal the broken;
to release the prisoner;
to bring peace among the people;

Advent is a time for us to slow down, to prayerfully reflect and get ourselves ready for the coming of Christ into our hearts.

With every blessing in Christ, Michael McCabe Parish Priest

Psalm Response:

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.