Happy New Year!

My beloved brothers & sisters, Praise Jesus the Prince of Peace!

Happy New Year! It is a new year in our liturgical year that begins with the Advent season. Advent is derived from the Latin word Adventus, meaning “arrival” or “coming”. Adventus refers to the arrival of an important person with great power – an emperor or a king or even of a god in the empire world. For us, Advent is the time to patiently prepare and prayerfully wait for the coming of Jesus Christ the King of all Kings, the Lord of all Lords and the Prince of Peace. In this season of Advent we pray for Peace in the world especially for all the places that are at war. I will share this prayer to you for your family to pray.

Dear Lord, Prince of Peace, let this season of Advent remind us that peace begins within me and I have a role in making peace reign in the world starting in my little corner.

Our Father … Hail Mary… Glory be ….

May the blessing of the Lord descend upon us and remain with us forever in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

~ Fr. Neil