First Sunday of Advent

Advent1"Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us."    —   Pope Benedict VXI, Homily at First Vespers of Advent, November 28, 2009

“The season of Advent offers us an opportunity to ponder the beauty, mystery, and awesome responsibility of our vocation as Christian disciples who follow the Vincentian charism. Our Advent journey has four distinct movements that mirror this liturgical season as well as stages in Christian discipleship.”   —- Fr. Gregory Gay, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission.

Letter of Rev. Gregory Gay, CM, Superior General, for Advent

Use the Advent Calendar for your daily activity in preparation for Christmas:

Advent Calendar