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1. Advent

National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Since 2002, December 12 has been the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Let us pray for and with our First Nations People in Canada, asking God to bless them on this day and all days. 

His Advent

She beheld no light
attuned
deferred to sight
 
A simple babe
nestled so low, unrested
mid deckled straw
on yonder carpet
foreign soil
But nought He may
and nought He might
lurking, unamoured
amid oxen

Advent 2013

What time is it?  It’s Advent time. “Time to wake from sleep.” (Romans 13:11-14) November-December is the Church’s liturgical season time.  It is a special time for hope and joy.  It’s a time for looking back to the prophets of old, to the time of the birth of Christ Jesus, to our own time today and toward the end of time.

The Advent Season

The liturgical year is the Church’s arrangement of the Sundays, seasons and feasts during one 12-month period beginning in December. The liturgical year starts with the season of Advent, the four-week period before Christmas. The word 'Advent' itself means waiting. For us, Advent is a time of preparation, prayer and hope.

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