We started today by attending Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Church.
I must say the priest who said Mass this morning was so enthusiastic it was contagious. He probably gave one of the best homilies, we both agreed, we have ever heard on the meaning of Advent and we have heard quite a few over the years. I loved, the fact, that he stated Advent is his favorite church season because of the great anticipation of what is to come. He compared our lives on earth to this and it really made so much sense. This has always been my favorite time of year but I was always told it was not as important as Lent and Easter. To hear a priest agree with me made my day.
The church building itself was beautiful inside and out.
The top picture is of the front main altar. The one on the bottom left is of Mary and the Christ Child. There where several niches on the walls inside the church with statues of saints. The picture on the bottom right is of St. Andrew Kim Taegon who was born in Korea on August 21, 1821. He was ordained a priest in 1845 and martyred in 1846. He was canonized on May 6, 1984. This picture is for our children, Thomas and Rachel. Dad and I could not believe that we sat down in a church in Arizona and looked to our right and there was this statue. We have loved you both since before you came home to live with us and will love you forever and always.
|Outside front of church.|
First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2015
I will raise up for David a just shoot;
he shall do what is right and just in the land.
(taken from the church bulletin)