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LECTIO
DIVINA

Lectio divina is a method of prayer from the monastic tradition of Christianity. It is translated as “holy reading,” “divine reading”, “meditative reading,” or “spiritual reading.”

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IGNATIAN GOSPEL CONTEMPLATION

Ignatian contemplation is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is suited especially for the Gospels.

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Weekly Reflection

Make Room for Jesus in Your Heart

12-01-2019We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 44, No. 3

Advent has begun. We look forward to the coming of our Lord as a baby at Christmas. But today we get a bracing reminder that he will come in a different way at the end of time. Advent urges us to prepare for both comings. It is one thing to prepare for an event that falls on the same date every year. It is quite another to prepare for something whose timing is totally uncertain. Jesus warns his disciples, going so far as to compare himself to a thief, breaking into homes in the middle of the night. In fact, this image captures a third way that we should prepare. We should prepare for Jesus coming into our hearts and changing our lives, changing our lives as Isaiah prophesies and Paul preaches. Jesus is like A thief, taking away our swords and spears, our rivalries and jealousies, whatever stands between us and our neighbor. This Advent, while preparing for the baby Jesus and the judge Jesus, let us prepare also for the thief Jesus, who can remove whatever prevents us from loving God and loving our neighbor with all our heart.

What needs to be removed from your heart prepare a home for Jesus?

Haz Espacio para Jesús en tu Corazón

Adviento ha comenzado. Esperamos la venida de nuestro Señor como un bebé en Navidad. Pero hoy recibimos un recordatorio de que vendrá de una manera diferente al final de los tiempos. Adviento nos incita a prepararnos para ambas venidas. Una cosa es prepararse para un evento que se celebra en la misma fecha todos los años. Otra muy distinta es prepararse para algo cuyo momento es totalmente inesperado. Jesús advierte a sus discípulos, yendo tan lejos como para compararse con un ladrón, irrumpiendo en hogares en medio de la noche. De hecho, esta imagen captura una tercera forma en que debemos prepararnos. Debemos prepararnos para que Jesús venga a nuestros corazones y cambie nuestras vidas, cambie nuestras vidas como Isaías profetiza y Pablo predica. Jesús es como un ladrón, quitando nuestras espadas y lanzas, nuestras rivalidades y celos, lo que sea que se interponga entre nosotros y nuestro prójimo. Este Adviento, mientras nos preparamos para el niño Jesús y el juez Jesús, preparémonos también para el ladrón Jesús, que puede eliminar todo lo que nos impide amar a Dios y amar a nuestro prójimo con todo nuestro corazón.

¿Qué necesita ser removido de tu corazón para preparar un lugar para Jesús?

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Events

Youth Ministry Meetings

Dec 7, 2019

in the Faith Formation Building, Room 4

Steubenville 2020 meeting: 11:30am–12:30pm
CHWC meeting: 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Advent Lessons and Carols

Dec 8, 2019: 5:00pm

at First Presbyterian Church , 500 S. Highland Ave.

Featuring choirs from St. Francis of Assisi, First Presbyterian, and Holy Spirit Episcopal.

Pastor's Christmas Party

Dec 8, 2019: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

at Apopka Community Center (VFW), 519 S. Central Avenue, Apopka

Tickets available in Parish Office. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Sun, Nov 24.

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9, 2019

The Solemnity falls on a Sunday, and therefore is moved to Monday, December 9. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

La Solemnidad cae un domingo, esta se celebrará el lunes, 9 de diciembre. Lo cual significa que este año no es Día de Obligación.

Mass times: 8:00am Daily Mass, 7:00pm Misa en Español