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Ultimate Guide to Advent

As we’re just a week away from Christmas, Here are some prayers for your family. The O’Antiphons: The Roman Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23. They are a

Gaudete Sunday is today, the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar, or simply “Rejoice”. Today’s vestment color is Rose and we’re 9 days away from Christmas. In Today’s video, the King’s Singers exclaim: Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natus Ex Maria virgine, gaudete! Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is born Of

As we’re in the Second Week of Advent, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are having Advent Penance Services. Whether you’ve gone to confession recently or haven’t for many years, this is a great chance to Prepare for the Lord. The hour before you leave, take some time and prepare

Prayer at Lourdes, September 29, 2017 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
There is definitely a spirit to Christmas. Based on Hollywood movies, you might think that this spirit is of giving, of peace on earth, or even of family. For Christians, this is a major oversimplification, and misses a bit part of what Christmas is about. Father Casey talks about not

By Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 08:35 am (CNA).- The season of Advent, and the entire cycle of the liturgical year, is vital to remaining rooted in the true mission of the Church, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about. A nativity scene “is a genuine

What is the best way to prepare for the season of Advent? You’re free to do what you know will help you prepare for Christmas the best. If decorating and so forth does not help you prepare for the coming of Christ, you can be the judge of whether it’s

What is Advent? The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly

A great Advent Tradition is readying the home for Christmas. There’s nothing better than heading out to a Christmas Tree sale, the fresh pine aroma, the chill in the air. St. James the Greater in White Oak has been a staple for many years on Cheviot. The Boy Scout Troop

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