Advent

Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. The purpose of the liturgical year is to take us deeper and deeper into the life of Jesus, so that our lives may reflect his life and we may become channels through which the world sees him. Each season of the liturgical year focuses on a particular aspect of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Advent, the season of waiting, is that time of the year when we watch, wait and prepare for the coming of Jesus – for the birth of Jesus into our lives in fresh new ways, and for the coming of the Son of Man to set right all things in the world.

As we begin this new liturgical year and prepare for the coming of Jesus, we are called to stay awake: to listen to God’s word, to act on God’s plan for the world, to live in relationship with Jesus, and to remember his promise to return.