Pastors Desk: Third Sunday of Advent / C

Posted 15th December 2018 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 16th December 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent /C

3rd-sunday-advent1Today the people ask John ‘what must we do’. He urges them to share what they have with others who are less fortunate. Christmas can be a time when we over indulge on many fronts. The amount of food and alcohol we may purchase. Expensive gifts that we may buy for each other and exchange on Christmas Day. We can be fooled by the television advertisements that we need lots of things in order to have a ‘Happy Christmas’.

But at this time of year it’s also important to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves. It’s our opportunity to show that we care.

As we begin the 3rd week of Advent today the question we might all ask ourselves is ‘what must I do, Lord, in order to celebrate Christmas this year?’

Fr. Gerry