Dear friends of the Eternal King,
Next month, another year will close upon us, leaving us memories of all kinds. Some will be short lived; others will last until our last breath. Among them, hopefully, there will be memories of our spiritual growth in the Lord Jesus Christ. For what is the purpose of life if it is void of our Creator who died for each and everyone of us on the Cross?
This week, Advent opened the new Liturgical Year, covering the time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas until the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated. During Advent, we are reminded to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus in three ways:
• First of all, we are to prepare ourselves for the final coming of the Lord as the Judge, either at death or at the end of this world, whichever may come first.
• Secondly, we are to prepare ourselves to receive the physical presence of our Redeemer through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
• Finally, we are to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christmas, the birthday anniversary of the Lord's first coming into this world as God incarnate.
During Advent, Catholics are called to prepare themselves for the coming of the Lord. Let us pray for each other, that when our time comes, the Lord Jesus will take us by the hand and guide our souls towards His eternal Kingdom in Heaven.
May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you,
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
November 30, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
During November, I answered 17 Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) and placed the answers on the website. The website now enjoys 559 F.A.Q. about the Catholic faith. The new questions and answers are: Advent Wreath, Canon Law, Christmas Carols, Cross / Crucifix In The Home. Holy Cards, Jubilee Year, "Lectio Divina" Medals, Missal, Month Of The Rosary, Nativity Scene, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, Processional Cross, Respect Life Sunday, Sacred Vessels, and Types of Rosaries, You can review them at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/faq/index.htm____________________________
11 homilies were uploaded to the website during the month. They were: Nov 27, 2011; First Sunday Of Advent, Dec 04, 2011; Second Sunday Of Advent, Dec 08, 2011; Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Dec 11, 2011; Third Sunday Of Advent, Dec 12, 2011; Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Dec 18, 2011; Fourth Sunday Of Advent, Dec 24, 2011; Christmas Vigil, Dec 25, 2011; Christmas (Mass During The Night), Dec 25, 2011; Christmas (Mass At Dawn), Dec 25, 2011; Christmas (Mass During The Day), and Dec 30, 2011; Holy Family. Please go to the following link to view the homilies: http://www.catholicdoors.com/homilies/index.htm____________________________
The following link takes you to a webpage that displays the words of the Holy Mass that changed on November 27, 2011 in the English liturgy. You will find the words as they were before and as they are now: http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/masschanges.htm This second link takes you to a webpage that displays the entire 2012 Liturgical Calendar at a glance that begins with November 27, 2011. http://www.catholicdoors.com/liturgy/year2012.htm____________________________
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