Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore;
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”

Deacon John

Mass, First Sunday in Advent, November 29, 2020

Masses for this weekend are offered for:

4:30pm – Dick Bade  by Ron & Jennifer Ball

8:00am – Sally Lauer by Betty Camp

11:00am – Cyndie Jarvie by Keillor Family

St. Mary Mass Intentions are for Helen and Ella Mae VanAcker+

 

Today’s Mass:  https://youtu.be/jtlAK2R2oqY

Readings of the Day:  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112920.cfm

Weekly Bulletin:  https://discovermass.com/church/sacred-heart-hudson-mi/

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, November 29, 2020

Advent prayers for your family

During Advent, reflection and prayer help us to maintain awareness of God’s mercy towards us. In this time of Advent, let us remember that mercy comes with love and solidarity. Prayer helps us to remember to spread God’s love as we wait for the birth of Jesus.

Prayer for the Advent Wreath—God the Father, who sheds light on the world, Give us strength in this season of Advent. Prepare us to be better Christians. Let the Holy Spirit give us courage and guide us in our actions and our prayers. Lord, we ask you to make your son Jesus our example and inspiration. Let the Virgin Mary accompany us and carry us in her arms. And let the saints be our fellow travelers on the way to your mercy. We ask you for all of this with open and willing hearts. Amen

The liturgical year begins with Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation.  Christmas is both a feast and a liturgical season. Each day of the Christmas season renews the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

WEEK 1:   Light one candle and sit for a moment in silence. Christ our Light, Shine in our lives with hope and promise. Give us right vision so that we remain attentive to this holy season. Remind us to look for you in small acts of kindness and love. We await your coming with wonder. Amen

WEEK 2:   Light two candles and sit for a moment in silence. Christ our Hope, Illuminate our hearts with your grace. Enlarge our vision so that we recognize our kinship with all of the people of the world. Help us to give to others in ways that meet their deepest needs. We await your coming with gratitude. Amen.

WEEK 3: Light three candles and sit for a moment in silence. Christ our Joy, Brighten our homes with your presence. Clarify our vision so that we might see you in the people we cherish. Make every holiday activity an opportunity to spread your light and love. We await your coming with delight. Amen

WEEK 4: Light four candles and sit for a moment in silence. Christ our Peace, Glow brightly in each moment. Enlighten our vision so that we see beyond the trappings of the holidays. Relieve us, if just for a moment, of our worries and stress. We await your coming with serenity. Amen.

 

Have a joyful Advent Season!

Anne Atkin, Principal

 

Sacred Heart School

Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith.

Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus.

Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.

 

NEWS from the Diocese

You are invited to join Bishop Boyea in reading through the Holy Bible starting this Advent and continuing through the next 12 months. Each day, the Bishop will text or email a chapter of Sacred Scripture. Together with the Bishop – and all those taking part – you will then read it and meditate upon it. Over the weeks, Bishop Boyea will also text you invitations to events; share video reflections with you; and let you know about other Year of the Bible updates. To sign up, simply text BYOB, which stands for Bishop’s Year of the Bible to 84576. Or, visit at

https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob

 

Young Adult Advent Tuesdays- BYOB (via Zoom)

Young Adults 18 + are invited to participate in a weekly Zoom call at 8-9pm on the Tuesdays of Advent. Come explore through conversation and community what God’s word is saying to you at this unique time.  No experience necessary. December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

To register visit www.dioceseoflansing.org

 

Behind the Veil #2: Tour of Convent Life (Virtual)

Wonderful opportunity not only for women in discernment of religious life, but for youth groups, families, and others curious to learn about convent life and experience of various religious sisters living it.  To register visit www.dioceseoflansing.org

 

Best Advent Ever

LET YOUR SOUL SHINE

This Advent join Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic team for “Let Your Soul Shine”-a free email program that will help you rediscover the beauty and joy of the Gospels.  Sign up to receive a free daily Advent experience at www.BestAdventEver.com.

 

Prayers for Vocations

As a way to increase prayers for and awareness of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in the Diocese of Lansing, the Vocations Office is asking parishes to feature a seminarian and woman in religious formation each week.

This weekend we feature:  Seminarian Kevin Hufnagel and Sister Mary Luke Feldpausch.

Mass Intentions November 28-December 6

Saturday, November 28

4:30pm – Dick Bade  by Ron & Jennifer Ball

Sunday, November 29

8:00am – Sally Lauer by Betty Camp

11:00am – Cyndie Jarvie by Keillor Family

Monday, November 30

8:00am – People of the Parish

Tuesday, December 1

4:45pm – Confession & Adoration

5:45pm – John Hartley by Phil & Becky Lawrence

Wednesday, December 2

8:00am – Ralph Mapes by Family

Thursday, December 3

8:00am – Ruth Price by Joe & Pam Marry

Friday, December 4

9:00am – Phil Fether by Katie Oates

Saturday, December 5

4:30pm – George Kingsley by Steve & MaryAnne

Sunday, December 6

8:00am – Bill Martin by Chan & Bernadette Barrett

11:00am – People of the Parish