1st Sunday of Advent – 28th November 2021.

This week’s readings:

First Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16 The prophet tells the people that the Lord will fulfil the promise he made to the House of Israel.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 St Paul urges his readers to make more progress in the kind of life that they are meant to live.

Gospel – Luke 21:25-28.34-36 Jesus calls his disciples to stand erect and hold their heads high, because liberation is near at hand.

ADVENT: A TIME TO REMEMBER THE FUTURE WITH HOPE.

Today we begin a new liturgical year. This Advent, while professing our faith in the glorious coming of the Lord at the end of time, and while preparing our hearts to celebrate the wonder of Christmas, we are also reminded of Christ’s constant coming into our lives through the sacraments and our neighbour.

Today, the last Sunday of November, is also the beginning of liturgical “Year C.” This is going to be the year during which, under the guidance of the Gospel of St. Luke, we will participate with gratitude in the conclusion of the celebration of 500 years of fruitful proclamation of the Gospel in our country.

It will also be a year in which we will solemnly renew our commitment to be a country of “MISSIONARY DISCIPLES” in name and in deeds. Let this be the main intention for which we offer this Eucharist. – Word and Life