Week of November 28th, 2016
Advent | Year A - Week 2 | Sunday, December 4, 2016
Matthew 3: 1-12
John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said:
A voice of one crying out in the desert,
Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair
and had a leather belt around his waist.
His food was locusts and wild honey.
At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,
and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.
And do not presume to say to yourselves,
‘We have Abraham as our father.’
For I tell you,
God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
I am baptizing you with water, for repentance,
but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.
I am not worthy to carry his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fan is in his hand.
He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn,
but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Explore It! When we are baptized with water as infants, we enter God's family. When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire, we are renewed again. This fire strengthens our faith and help us live our lives as witness for Christ.
Connect It! As we wait for the birthday of Jesus, John the Baptist tells us to straighten the path for the Lord. We can do this by admitting to our sins and asking for forgiveness. We can prepare our soul and spirit as a welcoming gesture for baby Jesus.
Reflect It! If God comes today and asks you to join Him, will you be ready?
Live it! This week, practice to repent and say sorry to those who you have hurt. You can also do something nice for them in return to show your love for them. Everyone in our lives deserve to be loved.
Remember It! "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (Mt 3:2)
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BIBLICAL ACTIVITIES FOR ADVENT
Hopefully these games will bring the youth closer to Jesus, to understand and be prepared for his coming.
NATIONAL DAY OF APOSTOLIC WORKS 2016
From clothing drives and food kitchens, to caroling and cleaning, various VEYM chapters across the nation are gearing up to serve and share Christ with their community with Apostolic Works.
With participation numbers in the double-digits for each registered event, NDAW2016 is off to a great start with more than 200 VEYM members have volunteered. Last weekend, Đoàn Thánh Giuse - Minneapolis, MN; Maria Nữ Vương - Lincoln, NE and Chúa Cứu Thế - Louisville, KY made an impact in their local communities through packing & cooking food for the poor and clean up their church. What will YOU do in this Advent season?
It's not too late to come together to help and get started with your chapter! Checkout the NDAW Implementation Guide to plan your Apostolic Works event and let us know about it at https://tinyurl.com/NDAW2016.
CHÚC MỪNG! CHÚC MỪNG!
Xin chúc mừng kỷ niệm 25 năm thành lập Đoàn Phaolô Lê Bảo Tịnh - Hartford, CT trong ngày kính các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam vừa qua! Và cũng xin chúc mừng Cha Nicholas Trần Nghĩa vừa được khoác chiếc khăn Tuyên Úy trên vai để cùng đồng sức với các Huynh Trưởng Đoàn mang các em và các trưởng trở nên những vị thánh của Giáo Hội.
CHA GIUSE ĐINH CÔNG HUỲNH
Fr. Giuse Đinh Công Huỳnh, 78, Tuyên Úy Đoàn Fatima - Philadelphia, PA - Miền Trung Đông has passed away following hospitalization at Thomas Jefferson Hospital on November 30th, 2016. Please join us in prayer for the repose of Fr. Huỳnh's soul.
Please follow Đoàn Fatima's Facebook for update on funeral details.
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