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Advent’s challenge: Coming to God each day and not just at the end of time

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word l Father R. Michael Schaab Second Sunday of Advent l Dec. 4 Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Advent comes from two Latin words that mean “to come to.” They are applied in two different ways — God comes to us and we come to God. These applications have different dimensions, […]

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Where will the Diocesan Traveling Monstrance be in December?

Some changes have been made to the schedule for Holy Hours with the Diocesan Traveling Monstrance in December. The corrected schedule is: Dec. 1, Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Dec. 5, Sacred Heart, Warsaw; Dec. 8, Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Dec. 12, St. Patrick, Raritan; Dec. 15, St. Theresa, Alexis; Dec. 19, St. Ambrose, Milan; Dec. 22, […]

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As Advent begins, opportunities for missions, music and reflection revealed

A lit candle is seen on an Advent wreath. Advent, which begins this Sunday, Nov. 27, is a season of waiting. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St Louis Review)

Cathedral Nativity loaned to community festival An historic Nativity that has graced the sanctuary of St. Mary’s Cathedral since 1933 is one of 750 that will be displayed at the Peoria Area Community Festival of Nativities, planned for Dec. 1-4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peoria. The theme for this […]

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Christ the King rules all of creation with power and love in ‘covenant fidelity’

Shawn Reeves

Living the Word l Shawn Reeves Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe l Nov. 20 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2,3-4,4-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 Self-preservation is one of the most powerful forces of human nature. When we (or those we love) are threatened, we find ourselves doing things we otherwise would not […]

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Despite the reality of death, we share in the endurance of Christ

Shawn Reeves

Living the World l Shawn Reeves Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time l Nov. 6 2 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14; Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15; 2 Thessalonians 2:16 — 3:5; Luke 20:27-38 Few things force us to face our mortality more than illness. Suddenly, we lose something of ourselves. Our bodies do not live and breathe as they did before. Our concentration […]

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