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At Mass with Pastoral Center staff

At Mass with Pastoral Center staff

Hispanic families: hope for the Church

Hispanic families: hope for the Church

Obispos Católicos de Cuba sobre anuncio de relaciones US/Cuba

Obispos Católicos de Cuba sobre anuncio de relaciones US/Cuba

Joy and skepticism greet Cuba announcement

Joy and skepticism greet Cuba announcement

Archbishop Wenski's statement on Cuba announcement

Archbishop Wenski's statement on Cuba announcement

At the funeral Mass for Fr. Ernesto Molano

At the funeral Mass for Fr. Ernesto Molano

CHS' Nursing Centers recognized in Quality Initiative Program

CHS' Nursing Centers recognized in Quality Initiative Program

Traditions, charity, foster Advent spirit

Traditions, charity, foster Advent spirit

Heart of Christmas: Archdiocese gives to families in need

Heart of Christmas: Archdiocese gives to families in need

¿Quién causa tanta alegría?

¿Quién causa tanta alegría?

Sts. Peter and Paul: Oasis for immigrants

Sts. Peter and Paul: Oasis for immigrants

OBITUARY: Father Ernesto Molano, 82

OBITUARY: Father Ernesto Molano, 82

Bikes roar for the kids at annual Toys in the Sun Run

Bikes roar for the kids at annual Toys in the Sun Run

Los niños celebran a la Virgen de Guadalupe

Los niños celebran a la Virgen de Guadalupe

Celebrate the birth of Christ at Mass with Archbishop Wenski

Celebrate the birth of Christ at Mass with Archbishop Wenski

Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Baldacchino to celebrate Filipino Advent tradition

Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Baldacchino to celebrate Filipino Advent tradition

Cath·o·hól·ic

Luke 1:26-38

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Dec. 21, 2014

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”

And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

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Rev. Juan J. Sosa

Saint Joseph

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Dec. 21, 2014

Although he is King, David cannot do much without trusting God. This is one possible summary of today’s first reading. God wants David’s dynasty of prevail for all times, not through aggression or violence but through the peace that belongs to those who trust in him. In the second reading. Saint Paul affirms that the strength of the community comes from God, who loves them deeply.

In the Gospel, we feel the force of the divine grace that embraced the humble maiden of Nazareth to transform her into the Mother of the Savior. Today we are invited to catch a glimpse of the lights that announce the Incarnation of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary. For several days now, during the Christmas novena, this announcement has been celebrated through pastorelas, aguinaldos, and other local gatherings.

It is recommended that community leaders bring together their groups and prepare them to visit their neighborhood to help others reflect upon and celebrate this great mystery that transformed the human race.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

Wait for the Lord

Advent Day 19 - December 18, 2014

Waiting is very hard for most of us. I suppose we human beings have always been in a hurry, but modern people, especially, seem to want what they want, when they want it. We are driven, determined, goal-oriented, fast-moving. I, for one, can't stand waiting.

As a Chicagoan I find myself unavoidably in a lot of traffic jams, and few things infuriate me more. Usually stuck behind a massive truck, I have no idea when I will get where I want to be, and there is nothing I can do about it.

I hate waiting at doctors' offices; I hate waiting in line at the bank; I hate waiting for the lights to come back on when the electricity fails.

So when I'm told that waiting seems to belong to the heart of the spiritual life, I'm not pleased, for here, too, I want answers, direction, clarity - and I want them pronto. I desire to feel happy and to know what God is up to; I need my life to make sense - now. I'm pleased to live a spiritual life, but I want to be in charge of it and to make it unfold according to my schedule: Run Barron Run. All of this is profoundly antipathetic to the mood and spirit of Advent.

Throughout Advent so far, we've sensed a major theme: wait, but with the active expectation that God will move. The Psalmist had it right: "Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!" (Ps 27:14).

Source: Word on Fire

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