We began our participation in the Advent season by going to confession last night, attending Mass today receiving the Eucharist and lighting our own Advent candle tonight. There is so much grace available to us in these two sacraments that our diocese has increased the availability of the sacrament of reconciliation so all will have the opportunity to better prepare for the Incarnation we celebrate on December 25th.
Deborah and I have a nice devotional booklet
published by the Magnificat folks that we read and pray before supper each night of Advent. Today begins the New Year of the liturgical life of the Church. There is such a beautiful rhythm to this Catholic life that we have grown to love that it is now hard to imagine how we lived without it.
Lord, grant us the grace to let our hearts prepare you room this advent season.