Pew Sheet for 2 December
Advent and SVP Appeal
Today, the first weekend of Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year (Year C). It is also the start of a special time of preparation or ‘waiting’ – the Latin word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’ – as we look forward to three ‘coming’.
Initially, we await Christ Coming at the End of Time – his Second Coming, as we say in the Creed each Sunday: He will come again in glory’.
As Christmas draws near, we start to prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming in history over 2000 years ago.
Then finally, and perhaps most importantly, we prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus anew into our hearts this Christmas!
How would we prepare ourselves during this special season of Advent? Of course, with prayer and celebrating the sacrament of reconciliation but also with some acts of love and generosity. The SVP Appeal today gives an opportunity for us to contribute to our parish SVP that helps those around us in need – they will need cash as well as food donations to do this. Please be generous!