OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH
515 FREDERICK ST.
Through God's grace: may we live gratitude, proclaim his word,
love one another and be a voice of hope!
Bible Study in English-
Please join our Bible Study sessions every Tuesday at 12:15pm in room 7 (next to the parish office). All are welcome!
OUR DEAR BISHOP RICHARD GARCIA HAS BEEN CALLED TO HIS HEAVENLY HOME...
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Happy birthday to all parishioners that were born in the month of January!
Every day is a great day to celebrate God's work. Special happy birthday wishes to all staff, volunteers and parishioners that celebrate their birthdays this month. May God continue to shower you with the many blessings you deserve!
Note from Fr. Robby.....
Happy New Year! Like our secular culture, the Church also has its own year. During the liturgical year, we celebrate particular mysteries of our faith. We have now begun the first season of the year, Advent, in which we focus on the mystery of the coming of Jesus Christ, both his first coming and his second coming (the word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning coming). Advent is a time of waiting and expectation. It has a two-fold character: it is a time of preparation for Christmas, in which the first coming of Jesus into our world is remembered, and it is also a time when we look forward to Christ’s second coming at the end of time. During the first couple of weeks, in the readings and prayers of the liturgy, we focus on the second coming and prepare ourselves to be ready for Christ’s return. In the last two weeks, especially from December 17-24, we pay attention to the first coming of Jesus. We read about the events surrounding his birth and we pray to be fully ready to celebrate Christmas. Although this season is not like the penitential season of Lent, it is appropriate as a way of preparation to pray more, to fast, and to do some works of charity. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christmas, may we not forget the true reason for the season. Come, Lord Jesus, come!
In Christ’s peace,
Tuesday: Eph 2:19-22; Ps 117:1bc, 2;
Wednesday: Am 5:14-15, 21-24; Ps 50:7-13,
readings from the Mass “For the
Thursday: Am 7:10-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 9:1-8
Friday: Am 8:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30,
Saturday: Am 9:11-15; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14;
Next Sun: Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123:1-4; 2 Cor 12:7-10;
Words from the Pope
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