The New Light

The First Sunday after Christmas Day, Year B 27 December 2020 The New Light The Collect: Almighty God, You have poured upon us the new light of Your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives …

The Wondrous Gift

Our Hope and ExpectationDaily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2020by The St. Jude’s Writers Saturday, 26 December 2020 The Wondrous Gift Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (CPWI Hymnal #82) Verse 3:                        How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given!             So God imparts to human hearts the blessings …

The Light of the World

The Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day, Friday, 25 December 2020 The Light of the World Reading: John 1: 1 – 14 Scripture: “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world…And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of …

Faithful Submission

Thursday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B 24 December 2020 Faithful Submission Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 Scripture: “The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will …

All we need is love!

Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B 23 December 2020 All we need is love! Reading: Romans 16: 25-27 Scripture: “Now to God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ…the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the …

God’s Mercy and Faithfulness

Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B22 December 2020 God’s Mercy and Faithfulness Reading:  Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26 Scripture: “I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as …

God’s Kingdom endures forever

Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B21 December 2020 God’s Kingdom endures forever Reading: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16 Scripture: “Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me, your throne shall be established forever. (2 Samuel 7:16) Reflection: The current pandemic has forced us to acknowledge that His kingdom …

Do not be afraid

The Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year B20  December 2020 Do not be afraid The Collect: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by Your daily visitation, that Your Son, Jesus Christ, at His coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the …

Will your anchor hold?

Saturday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B19 December 2020Will your anchor hold? Hymn:Will your anchor hold (CPWI #564)             Verse 1:            Will your anchor hold in the storms of life                                       when the clouds unfold their wings of strife?                                       When …

Prepare the way!

Friday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B 18 December 2020Prepare the way! Reading: John 1: 6-8, 19-28 Scripture: “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself …