First Sunday of Advent : November 29, 2015
Gospel (Luke 21:25-28, 34-36)
Jesus said to his disciples: "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.
"Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."
ADVENT - THE HORIZON OF HOPE
“For the great human family it is necessary to renew always the common horizon toward which we are journeying. The horizon of hope! This is the horizon that makes a good journey…the time of Advent that we begin again today returns us to the horizon of hope, a hope that does not disappoint because it is founded on the Word of God. A hope that does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! He is faithful!”
~ Pope Francis
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The word "Advent" comes from the Latin “adventus”, which means "coming."
One old tradition states there are four weeks in Advent because there are four comings of Christ: as a man at Bethlehem; in the human heart; at our death, and at the Last Day. Beginning and end, memory and hope, life is a continuing cycle.
This is the message of Advent-the continuing possibility of renewal, of rebuilding our lives.
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY NEWS MONTHLY MEETING
The Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society would like to announce their monthly meeting on Friday, December 4th.
The day begins with the celebration of Mass at 8 am, followed by praying the Rosary in English in the Chapel in front of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:30 am, and the meeting in room 401 at the Pastoral Center.
We look forward to seeing you all.
ANGEL TREE PROJECT
If you chose to participate in the Angel Tree Program this year, please remember that the gifts are due back between Friday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 8th .
Please take them to the Pastoral
Center as soon as possible or call Elena Garcia
Montes (305) 613-7416 or Ana Gonzalez
(305) 607 -7427 or Maricarmen Campano (305) 812- 4760. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
THE ALTAR SOCIETY
Will hold a second collection, Sunday, December 6th, at all Masses, for the flowers to decorate the Church for Christmas .
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Tuesday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It is a holy day of obligation.
- December 7th (Vigil): 7:00 pm Mass and Griteria (Spanish).
- December 8th (Feast): 8:00 am; 9:00 am (School); 12:00 Noon and 6:00 pm.
The RAS annual Christmas luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at Francesco’s Restaurant from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Towers of Key Biscayne. Buy your tickets now by calling Susana Gamarra at (305) 733- 1775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
Remember: Wednesday meetings are for 9th-12th graders, we meet from 7:30-9:00 pm in Albertson Hall. Join us and bring a friend!
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The St. Agnes Chess Team won 2nd place at the 2015 Miami Country Day Classic Chess Tournament Finale. .
The tournament attracted over 50 players from 12 different school teams from around South Florida. Our St. Agnes team was represented by 4th graders Sebastian Sanz de Acedo, Gianfranco Arguello, Dimas Mackinlay, Daniel Morris, Thomas Crowley and Matias Muller.
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