We begin in the name of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Will we be awake when Jesus is born into our lives – can we recognize him when we see him? This is the journey of Advent.
Dear Lord God, awaken us, that we may be ready when your dear Son comes, that we may receive him with joy and serve you with pure hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Francis Xavier, glorious Apostle and Lover of Christ, pray for us to wake from our sleep of discouragement and fear!
We are mindful of today as the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons and ask for God's blessings on them.
We continue our Advent journey in the name of the Father. The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen