FROM THE PASTOR
Third Sunday of Advent
December 11, 2016
On this Third Sunday of Advent, December 10/11, also known as 'Gaudete (Joyous) Sunday', we continue our joyous twofold preparation of Advent: 1.) the celebration of the First Coming of Jesus in a manger two thousand years ago and 2.) the Second Coming of Jesus at the end of history! In Matthew's Gospel (11: 2-11) this weekend, the emphasis again is on the First Coming of Jesus with another account of the ministry of John the Baptist! The message of John the Baptist here again is one of preparation for the Coming of the Lord by being faithful and humble! Sacrificial Giving by its very nature is a special work of God involving faithfulness and humility! Therefore, it's the best preparation for the celebration of the Christmas Season! Prepare The Way of the Lord By Being a Faithful Steward! May God Bless All Your Advent Sacrifices! St. Barnabas Church especially on this Joyful Sunday in all our Advent works celebrates our joyful witness of the Gospel of Christ.
This weekend of December 10/11, we celebrate the Joyful Sunday by having our Apostleship of Prayer & Knights of Columbus Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10th and our Ninetieth Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church with a breakfast reception and program after the Sunday Masses on December 11th. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
Blessings Upon All,