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.

1 comment:

Brody Flavin said...

That's awesome to see that Bishop Finn is such a big supporter of the old Mass. Too bad we don't have more bishops that are like that.