Category Archives: Christmas

Where is the ‘Christ’ of ‘Christmas’?

For many university students like myself, the semester is now over with exams completed and now enjoying the two-and-a-half weeks of ‘Winter Break’. For high school and elementary school students, the Christmas Break has been well underway. For workers, Christmas … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Year A, B, and C (Mass During the Day)

Lectionary Readings: Is 52:7-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-16 / Jn 1:1-18 Note: This reflection is based on the readings for Mass During the Day. Unfortunately, the Canadian Lectionary readings are not made available online for this specific set … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Is 35:1-6a / Ps 146 / Jam 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11 “Come, come, Emmanuel! Son of God appear. Heaven and earth, rejoice! Salvation is drawing near.” That is the refrain of Steve Angrisano’s Advent Hymn, Emmanuel. However, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Mass Complexity (?)

Christmas is only a couple days away. Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. Though that may mean a short Advent, there have been many who have been confused about how many Masses they have to attend on December … Continue reading

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Vincent Pham’s 10 Ways to Celebrate an Authentic Catholic Christmas

Christmas is one of the most busiest times in the Catholic Church. However, because of all the fuss over this specific season in parishes, I seem to have better love for the seasons of Lent and Easter Season than Advent and … Continue reading

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