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The season of Advent has come and a new year has begun for the Church. It is the season when we are invited to look back in gratitude and look forward in hope. We ponder the gift of the Incarnation and we are more intentional in our preparation for the time when Jesus will “come again in glory” and the final destiny of creation will be revealed. It is a very special season for the Church: the beginning of a new liturgical year is always full of promise!

Theologically speaking, Advent is a time for reflection and for slowing down, a time for contemplation and for the cultivation of the virtue of patience.

Sadly, this is a time when our schedules become even more hectic than usual, when we are pulled in all directions, and when the pace of our lives leaves us breathless.

The Advent collects invite us to self-awareness and repentance similarly to the ones for Lent.

In our Sunday services, we are asked to take longer pauses, to change the Eucharistic prayer and the prayers of the people, to sing hymns about waiting patiently and intentionally preparing for the coming of something wonderful. The world may push us and rush us, but our common worship will slow down and make space for breathing time.

I leave you with one of my favorite prayers, written by Teillard De Chardin at the beginning of the XX century. It's a great prayer for all of us no matter the time in our lives, but especially as we end a new year and start looking forward to another. It has – at least for me – a very Advent-y flavor:

 

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything

to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages.

We are impatient of being on the way to something

unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress

that it is made by passing through

some stages of instability—

and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;

your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,

let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances

acting on your own good will)

will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit

gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

in suspense and incomplete.

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Sunday

  • Holy Eucharist
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist - With Music
    – 10:00 AM
  • La Santa Eucaristía
    – 12:15 PM

Wednesday

  • Eucharist Service with Special Prayers for Healing
    – 12:10 PM
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