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‘The human race has nothing to boast about to God’

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Fourth Sunday of the Year: Zephaniah 2:3 & 3:12-13; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12

Repentance is required to journey from darkness into light

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Third Sunday of the Year: Is 8:23-9:3; 1 Cor 1:10-13; Mt 4:12-23

Sin dissipates the joy for which we were created

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Second Sunday of the Year: Is 49:5-6; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

In Christ we became the beloved of the Father

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The Baptism of the Lord: Is 42: 1-4 & 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3: 13-17

Christ’s birth shows that the family is the nursery of salvation

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The Feasts of the Nativity and Holy Family: Various readings

At Christmas we are not bystanders

Nativity, by Philippe de Champaigne (CNS photo/Philipp Bernard, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Art Resource)

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24

‘The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the tongues of the dumb sing for joy’

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Third Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 35: 1-6; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 11: 2-11

Advent summons us to the joyful hope Isaiah refused to abandon

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Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11: 1-10; Romans 15: 4-9; Matthew 3: 1-12

For Christians Advent is time to bring hope to the world

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First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44

To recognise Christ as King is to surrender our lives to his service

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Christ the King: 2 Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43