Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, 2018



Readings
Second Sunday of Advent

First Reading
Baruch 5:1-9

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 126:1-6

Second Reading
Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11

Gospel
Luke 3:1-6
Singing Our Faith
Each year on the Second Sunday of Advent, we get an account of the ministry of John the Baptist. John is considered the greatest of all prophets since it was his job to announce the Messiah. The hymn “When John Baptized by Jordan’s River” gives us a snapshot of what John was sent to do as the forerunner of Christ. read more...

Universal Prayer
We pray for all who are called to live and speak the truth like the prophet John the Baptist. May they courageously witness to the way of Christ when confronted by powerful and influential members of society. read more...
The Road Home: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sunday Readings
John quotes Isaiah to tell us he’s come to build a road home for us, a way out of the wilderness of sin and alienation from God. It’s a road we’ll follow Jesus down, a journey we’ll make, as today’s First Reading puts it, “rejoicing that we’re remembered by God.” read more...
Enter into the seasons of Advent and Christmas with a new perspective. Scott Hahn's talk "Prepare the Way of the King" can be found on Formed.org

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