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Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567
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We begin the Season of Advent and with it a new liturgical year of the Church. Advent, while it is a season of spiritual preparation for the Birth of Jesus, is not so much a season of penance in the same way as Lent. Rather, it emphasizes the idea of living in expectation, --of His Birth in Bethlehem, of His grace in our personal lives and the church, and of His eventual return to gather us into His Kingdom. The candles we light around the wreath serve as a reminder that we are a people who live in the expectation of Christ’s arrival. 
Do we live each day knowing that Christ will show up? Do we prepare a “highway” for our God so He may travel freely into our lives?  
During what has become an incredibly busy season, let us deepen the sense of His presence in our activities. In so doing, we will experience the true meaning of the season and real Christmas Joy. 
“All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good
that Christ may find an eager welcome at His coming and call us to
His side in the kingdom of heaven, where He lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Amen”

God bless,   Fr. John