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My dear Friends,

Happy New Year! – yes, the Church year begins today with the season of Advent, the four Sundays prior to Christmas.

Advent is the spiritual preparation time for the celebration of Christmas. We are very familiar with a host of other things we do before Christmas – cards, Christmas letters, shopping for gifts, planning vacation days, decorating trees, walking the malls to admire the decorations and of course stocking up with everything we need for the Christmas dinner.

Our cue for our spiritual preparation comes from John the Baptist. He is highlighted in two of the Advent Sunday Gospels. He encourages his listeners to prepare for the coming of the Lord. His words and encouragement are a perfect fit for us too as we prepare, not just for the birthday of the Lord but also for a renewal and deepening of our relationship with Him.

So in the midst of the rush of Christmas be sure to pay attention to the spiritual preparation. Families can set up their crib scene and gather there for times of prayer. We can all make quiet time to reflect on the season and keep our focus on the Lord. Christmas can bring with it a lot of stress and the antidote to stress is quiet prayer.

God bless you all,
Father McNamara


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Prayer For Priestly Vocations
Prayed at the Ordination of
Fr. Eben McDonald and Fr. Nabor Rios
on June 3, 2012

Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son.
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.



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