How can we be the voice crying out in the wilderness when we can’t even leave our homes? The answer: We take to the (digital) streets.
The Church offers a variety of prayer forms and spiritual practices to deepen our faith during these holy seasons.
Gatherings during these seasons will be different — the pandemic especially reminds us to be watchful and sacrifice for the needs of our community.
In his homily, Pope Francis said the two key phrases for the Advent season were God’s closeness and people’s vigilance against indifference and mediocrity.
The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Jesus in daily life, bishops across the country said in messages for the Advent season.
We need to use our national festival of thanks, and then the joyous and expectant season of Advent that follows — to focus on gratitude.
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources, has put together the Parishioner Personal Missal Program looking ahead to the coming year, starting with Advent.
Pope Francis blessed hundreds of figurines of the baby Jesus and encouraged children to make sure they have Nativity scenes at home.