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Robert Cermignano
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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2014
        Throughout this Advent season, we, as Catholics, encountered the Christmas story via readings from the Book of Isaiah, St. Paul's Letters to the Ephesians, and Gospel accounts of Matthew, Luke, and John.  Most of the accounts of the Christmas story ...
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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent - December 23, 2014
        Today we read from the Gospel of Luke about the birth of John the Baptist.  J.B. was is one of the most interesting characters in the N.T. and some scholars believe that his influence on Jesus' ministry doesn't get the proper recognition it deserves...
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Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent - December 22, 2014
        On this fourth Sunday of Advent, I keep hearing the words, “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy!”  In the last several weeks, we have heard about many horrible events in the news.  Things such as riots, Isis, and killings have over taken t...
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Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 21, 2014
            It can be exceedingly difficult to understand what role God wants us to play in this world. Often times we search for years trying to figure out to where we are called. We might pray to God to help us discern which good we should choose or what ...
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Saturday of the Third Week of Advent - December 20, 2014
What puts the “Merry” in Merry Christmas? Merry is a rather short word with a simple meaning:
full of cheerfulness.  By my own standards many things can be “merry": birthdays, Easter, or even Halloween; but for some reason those holidays are
just “happy," m...
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Friday of the Third Week of Advent - December 19, 2014
Hurry up and wait...dehumanizing At the heart of our faith is a human being. No miracles performed. Purging v. Preparing             If
traveling by airplane or visiting a doctor’s office it seems the name of the
game is often ‘hurry up and wait.’ I do my b...
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Thursday of the Third Week of Advent - December 18, 2014
We typically identify the season of
Advent with four themes: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. In this third week of
Advent, we are to be reminded of the joy that Advent and the First Coming of
Christ can bring us. However, in today’s context, it can be particula...
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Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent - December 17, 2014
            In today’s  gospel , we get to climb through Jesus’ family tree. At first glance, this is a horribly boring reading, and it’s proclaimed every year at the children’s Mass on Christmas Eve. When you’re a little kid bursting with anticipation for ...
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Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent - December 16, 2014
            There is no dispute that the season of Advent revolves around
preparation. Prep guys understand what that is like because, after all, the
word “Preparatory” is in the name of our school. But there are two ways to
interpret how preparation factor...
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Monday of the Third Week of Advent - December 15, 2014
        Amidst all of this turmoil in Ferguson, New York, and other areas we need to look to Jesus and love one another as he loved us.  If we recognize Jesus in our brothers and sisters, we can learn to love each other as opposed to living in fear and disr...
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