HEART OPEN FOR HIS COMING
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 4, 2016
The First Reading announces the coming of the great one to rule the world. He puts everything in order. We must be prepared to be ruled by him by living in unity and harmony.
The Second Reading reminds the Christians to live in unity and harmony (for the coming of the Lord).
The Gospel Reading is emphatic on repentance (to prepare the way) to avoid judgment.
December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippine Islands.
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT- GAUDETE SUNDAY
DECEMBER 11, 2016
The First Reading talks about changes.
The Second Reading talks about patience.
The Gospel Reading talks about the kingdom of God.
1. False teachings about happiness
Resistance to change, to something that is new
Many are not consoled by the word of God because of disbelief
Hopelessness, desperation, impatience
Doctors, nurses going abroad
Abandoned patients, no medicine
More are dying without dignity
2. How would you explain to your co-parishioners the idea of the kingdom of God or Reign of God? (HM)
CONTINUE THE SAVING ACT
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 18, 2016
The First Reading is about the birth of the Immanuel from a virgin.
The Second Reading is about the man Jesus Christ, the son of God, whom Paul preaches to the people.
The Gospel Reading is about the birth of Jesus to save us.
1. Recall the moments when you felt hopeless that you only have to let go and let God. Share with others your story.
2. As Christmas nears, what is it that excites you and you want to happen on this day of salvation?