1st Sunday of Advent

St. Pius X | News
30 Nov 2018

The First Sunday of Advent is with us again, ushering in the new year of the Church.  The season has a twofold character.  It is a preparation for celebrating Christ’s birth among us and a reminder of his second coming in glory, at the end of time.  During the run-up to Christmas we can benefit from giving some consideration to who we are, what we are doing with our lives and how we are approaching the one great test that really matters ~ our personal meeting with the Lord on Judgement day. Our future very much depends on the way we are living at this moment.  As a pilgrim people we celebrate in our Sunday Eucharist Christ’s presence among us until he comes in glory.  During Advent the Church makes an appeal for an improvement in our lives and for a new depth of sincerity to our religion.  It calls us to make a fresh start at building a closer relationship with Christ.  Prayer, penance and works of mercy are necessary preparations for the coming of the Lord.  In this season we might spend some time thinking of God’s great love for us in sending his Son as our Saviour.  It’s only fitting that in return we should show our love for him.  If we do so our vision of Christ will become clearer and a driving force in our lives.