Monday, December 10, 2007

Just checking In, As I am Checking out

Does anyone Know where this Photo Was taken in the Kansas City Kansas Archdiocese? Leave your guess' in the comments.

I Pray that everyone is having a great Advent so far, I wanted to Share some links with you, First off is a link to a New Blog I found and she has a great post about This Sunday's PACKED Advent Mass that was prayed in Baghdad With Cardinal Emmanuel III, So go Check out Amy Proctor's Blog For the full story

Secondly Her Husband Johnny Proctor Has a GREAT story about his time as a Chaplains Assistant in the Army, and the Plight of the Iraqi Christians he has come in touch with.

Your Humble Blogger is checking out of Kansas City to Colorado on business so blogging will slow until my return, May God bless you and keep you and cause his face to shine upon you the rest of your days.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

First Sunday of Advent

...Now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer
than when we believed. The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us
therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in
chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy: But put ye on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.

Today we have the start of the Church year, and much like lent Advent is very much a penitential season, that is the reason for the violet vestments during the season of advent.

The church offers for us a new beginning now,as the readings ( that both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms match this Sunday) from Romans show us that we should make no provisions for the flesh, these desires of the flesh will do nothing to help us prepare for the coming of Emmanual - God With us.

This Sunday is a new start for all of us, for the church, for its faithful, and in paticular for a group of young, new Catholic soilders that were confirmed in the Extraordinary form this Sunday.

Bishop Finn presided over the Sacrament today at Old St. Patrick's Oratory, For some more Pictures please see Kansas City Catholic, and please pray for the newly confirmed.