Faith: Emmanuel

Emmanuel Fourth Sunday of Advent On this last Sunday before Christmas, we see that Jesus’ birth is the fulfillment of the promise of Emmanuel, “God is with us” (Matthew 1:23). The Gospel refers to the first reading from Isaiah. There we see the king of Judah, Ahaz, under attack by the kings of Aram and…

Bulletin: December 18, 2016

  Bulletin: December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.” So begins Matthew’s narration of of Mary and Joseph’s first adventure as husband and wife. The early Christians who were his audience must have been eager to hear the story of Jesus’ early years, and wondered if…