Sancta Maria Catholic Parish  

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2nd Sunday of Advent

In this weekend’s Gospel John’s voice is joined by Isaiah’s; both invite us to pray this Advent for openness to the God who comes.

Advent beckons to us.  Be still.  Be alert.  Open up.  Hollow out.  Receive.  Be prepared.   Welcome the one who comes.  The hurried pace of preparation for Christmas is never meant to take us away from God.  Advent is a time for us to come to God.

In preparation for Christmas we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation Rite II on Wednesday, 11th December, 7.00pm at Sacred Heart church.  Come and prepare.

As we move into our future together, in the spirit of Advent, we pray for an openness to what God is calling us to be as the People of God.

Fr Peter Head SM