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Prayer: To Be Bearers of Light

Jesus, you are the light that pierces the darkness. Open our hearts to encounter your presence, and to recognize your divine Spirit among us. Give us the courage to seek you and boldly proclaim the Good News. Transform us into faithful disciples that we might bear the light of Christ in the darkest places of our world. We ask ...
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The Presentation of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi (Chapter 3:1-4)   “Thus says the Lord God: I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. And suddenly there will come to the temple the Lord whom you seek. … But who will endure the day of his coming? And ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Epiphany of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 60:1-6)   Light and darkness are two of the great biblical images. In this reading, Isaiah is telling the people of Israel that “your light has come.” Although “darkness covers the earth,” God will bring light to the whole world through Israel.   The word ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 7:10-14)   Ahaz was the ruler of the kingdom of Judah at a time when Judah and other small nations were allied against the Assyrian Empire which was more powerful and certainly brutal. But Ahaz refused to be true to the coalition, so ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:1-6a, 10)   This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, a day of rejoicing because of the great promise that we hear from Isaiah. The prophet addressed this message to the Jewish people in a time of terrible crisis: exile from their homeland, the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 11:1-10)   The prophets of Israel preached several massages, some hopeful and some judgmental, but all to awaken the people of Israel during hard times and give them courage. Here, Isaiah talks about a new leader, a future king. “The spirit of the ...
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