"Meet You at the Altar" Mass Journal 1st Communion pt. 2 (gr. 2)
Week 12- Second Sunday of Advent 12/5/2021
Who is your small group leader?
Diane Mulhall & Mary McCann
Katherine Brennan & Jane Leonard
I don't remember/Not sure
Email (Please provide a valid email address. Responses will be sent to this email)
Where did you attend Mass?
St. Elizabeth Seton
What time did you attend Mass?
Who was the priest that said Mass?
In today’s first reading we hear from the book of Baruch. Baruch tells the people of Jerusalem that they should take off the clothes they wear when they are sad and put on instead “the splendor of glory from God forever.” Sometimes when something special is happening like a birthday or a holiday we put on special clothes for the event to help us celebrate. Baruch is telling us that we should wear the goodness that comes from God to celebrate how much He loves us! What is your favorite piece of clothing? When do you like to wear it?
In our Gospel reading today, we hear of someone named John making a big announcement. This man is called John the Baptist because he baptized a lot of people and even baptized Jesus Himself! In the reading we hear John the Baptist say, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” He is telling all the people of the world to get ready because Jesus is coming soon and we want to welcome Him at Christmas! What is one thing you do to prepare for Christmas?
This Sunday begins the second week of a season of the year that we call Advent. Advent is the season in the Church that leads up to Christmas on December 25th. There are four weeks in Advent. During the time of Advent, you may see purple decorations around the Church because purple is the color that we use to remind ourselves to prepare our hearts for Jesus to come at Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting. It can be hard to wait when we know there is something to look forward to. When you know you are going to do something fun later like go to a friend’s house or to the movies, do you find it easy or difficult to wait for them? What is something you do while you wait?
Parent Question of the Week
This time of year leading up to Christmas can be a very stressful time for families. It can be difficult to take a step back from shopping lists and planning family meals to really enter into the season of Advent. What is one thing you can do with your family to take time to prepare your hearts and home for Jesus’ arrival at Christmas?
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