Sunday, December 3, 2017

It's Advent!

Advent is very short this year, in fact, it is the shortest Advent possible. The Fourth Sunday of Advent is December 24, Christmas Eve.

For quite some time, I've been wanting to hear Advent Songs during Advent. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer just doesn't help me prepare for Christmas.

So I spent the best $12 of the year creating my own Advent Playlist on my iPhone.
First I googled "Best Advent Songs" From these two lists I purchased the ones I like through itunes:

https://churchpop.com/2014/12/06/20-religious-songs-advent/

https://focusoncampus.org/content/10-advent-songs-to-remind-you-its-not-yet-christmas This list by Matt Fradd pulls all the YouTube videos, so you could just enjoy the music of Advent this way.


Here's a few songs I selected:
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • O Come Divine Messiah
  • Alleluia Hurry the Lord is Near
  • Every Valley Shall Be Exalted (I recommend all the music in Handel's Messiah too.)
  • Tender Mercy (Zechariah's Song)
  • Veni Per Mariam
  • Maria Walks Amid the Thorns
  • Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming
  • What Wondrous Love is This?
It's amazing how many versions of each song there are. Have fun choosing your own!

First Sunday of Advent Year B






























The new church year begins today! Year B in which we focus on the gospel of St Mark.


Watch! For He is Coming

He may come in the evening
He may come at midnight
He may come at cockcrow
He may come in the morning

I must be watchful
I must be alert
I don't know the time He will come
I must be the gatekeeper

Watch & Pray!

Because I get so tired
so drowsy
so distracted
I go to Him each mornging
Prayer
Mass
Family
Work

And He sustains me to
Watch!
For He is Coming

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe



You Did It To Me

Jesus will come one day
"in his glory"
with all the angels
and will sit upon a
Glorious Throne
before All the Nations

He will separate
nations as a shepherd
separates sheep and goats
The Corporal Works of
MERCY
will be decisive

Those we fed
Those we sheltered
Those we visited
are really the Lord

Inherit the Kingdom!
Prepared from the foundations of the
world

You Did It To Me

Sunday, November 19, 2017

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Talents

"Our of FEAR
I went off and buried
your talent in the ground"

What will I risk
to share all the good
Jesus entrusts to me?
his mercy?
his tenderness?
his forgiveness?
How many people have
I encouraged with
Our Hope?
Shared Love with?

This is how I must
risk the talents
entrusted
to double them
while here on earth.

I want to be a good and
faithful servant
and participate in the
Joy of the Lord!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


5 Wise Virgins

5 "wise virgins brought flasks of oil
with their lamps"
The oil of the 5 wise
is wisdom, the crown of the Holy Spirit
is loving, without possessing
is prudence for the glory of God alone
is entire offering of self
is preparedness because of God alone
"Stay awake
for you now neither the day nor the hour."

Sunday, November 5, 2017

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A



Look at ME

I'm on the chair to teach
I'll tell you what to do
It's a heavy burden
better carry it well
Here, let me put that
on your shoulder
Look at ME

Jesus says
Observe what is said
but do not follow that example
The greatest must be the servant
those who exalt themselves
will be humbled
That's the mercy of God
But humility gains exaltation
Look at JESUS