3rd Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, VA Today is Gaudete Sunday–“rejoice” Sunday. And today the first and second reading tell us: “Rejoice heartily in the Lord,” and “Rejoice always;” and the psalm tells us “my … Continue reading
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CATHOLIC ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS. This time of year is filled with all sorts of traditions. Unfortunately, many of us have lost sight of the Catholic origins of many of the traditions that dominate the secular celebration of Christmas and Advent. Consider the Christmas tree. There are many different efforts … Continue reading
Please join us Thursday evening for Father De Celle’s last of three Advent Series Presentation on “Male and Female He Created Them: The Catholic Understanding of Marriage” at 7:30 PM in the ParishHall. In case you missed or would like to share the first two talks and handouts we have made them … Continue reading