Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advent-Sunday 1

Father in heaven,
our hearts desire the warmth of your love
and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.
Increase our longing for Christ our Savior
and give us the strength to grow in love,
that the dawn of his coming
may find us rejoicing in his presence
and welcoming the light of his truth.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

(Optional Collect-1st Sunday of Advent-Roman Missal)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November-Month of Adjustment

Seems like I did not have any time to share this month. With being a new homeowner with mom, Hector's (the dog) failing health, and failing knees and joints of my own I just let this month go by. However our American "Holy Day", Thanksgiving is upon us. As a Catholic, the Eucharist is the greatest act of love that demands our thanksgiving. Each Preface to this great prayer reminds us that it is our duty always and everywhere to give thanks to God. I would like to offer this for your Thanksgiving Day table blessing:

As it happened to our fathers and mothers
who came to this land as if out of the desert
into a place of promise and hope,
Bless us and the bounty you have given to us
so we may too offer hope and nourisment that will lead
all to you. As you have blessed us, we give thanks and
pray to be your blessing to others.

A Blessed Thanksgiving!