Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin Dec. 8 and to end Nov. 20, 2016. “The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more,” since the church’s “very credibility is seen in how she shows merciful and compassionate love,” Pope Francis said.
November 29 is the first Sunday of Advent when we begin a new liturgical year. El próximo 29 de Noviembre, Vamos a comenzar un nuevo año litúrgico.
“But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us” (2 Cor 4:7). The Illinois and Missouri area Justice and Peace Committee of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ sponsored a study day on diversity Sept. 12 to listen and learn about “Race, Space and Identity.”
Young people train for sports, for contests of all sorts, both physical and intellectual. Jashira Bolden, 16, is training young people to become tomorrow’s volunteers.
On the first Sunday of Advent in any year, whether from Cycle A readings (Matthew), or Cycle B (Mark), or Cycle C (Luke), the Sunday Gospel is taken from Jesus’ last discourse in one of these three Gospels.