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This article examines the mystery of the Incarnation and the celebrations of the Christmas season with the Scripture readings that will be proclaimed in order to reflect on what they mean for our lives.
The season of Advent begins a new liturgical year in the church and invites us to begin again our journey of adventure. This adventure is the journey of faith, the journey of conversion, the journey of commitment, the journey each of us is taking in life as we enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ and allow ourselves to be changed and transformed by it. As we become immersed in this adventure we find that it is exciting, risky, and dangerous. We will reflect on each of these areas and the challenge the season of Advent offers us as we renew our journey of faith in a new liturgical year.
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 2 and continues through December 24. In this article, we consider what the season of Advent is and examine the scripture readings for each of the four Sundays. We conclude by suggesting how we can apply the message of Advent to our daily lives.
The Lenten Journey
we explain the special celebrations of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday) in order to bring about a greater understanding that will lead to a more active participation. We also see how these celebrations offer meaning for our ongoing journey of faith and conversion.
In this article we see how the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Ordinary Time that we have just celebrated in the liturgical year lead us into the season of Lent. We examine and reflect on the reality of sin and the need for and the purpose of penance in our lives. We see how the journey of Lent leads us from the ashes received at the beginning of Lent to the renewal of baptism at Easter. This journey from ashes to water, from death to life enables us to enter more deeply into the process of conversion as we continue on the journey of life that leads us to eternal life with God.
Why Do We Need A New Translation?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (known as the RCIA) is a process by which an adult becomes a Catholic Christian. It also serves a model for all of us in growing as Catholic Christians.
examines the process of the RCIA and considers the ways this process challenges all of us as we continue our life-long journey of conversion.
The Church recently introduced a new English translation of the Latin text of the prayers of the Mass. The purpose of
is to explain why this new translation is being introduced, how it can be seen as a step forward, and how it challenges us to renew and deepen our understanding of the Mass.
How Does the New English Translation Affect Us?
The purpose of
is to examine some of the major changes in the new English translation of the Mass and what these changes mean for us and how they can help us to understand the Mass better.