Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings (click here for the Sunday readings)  Gospel: Lk 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from Godto a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,of the house of David,and the virgin’s name was Mary.And...
Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent Readings (click here for the Sunday readings)  Gospel: Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 A man named John was sent from God.He came for testimony, to testify to the light,so that all might believe through him.He was not the light,but came to testify to the...
Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent Readings (click here for the Sunday readings)  Gospel: Mk 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;he will prepare your way.A voice of...
First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent Readings (click here for the Sunday readings)  Gospel: Mk 13:33-37  Jesus said to his disciples:“Be watchful! Be alert!You do not know when the time will come.It is like a man traveling abroad.He leaves home and places his servants in...
National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week

Solemnity of All Saints   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Providentially, this year’s celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week begins on the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a wonderful reminder of the “call” that we all share in common, the universal...
2020 Seminarian Appeal

2020 Seminarian Appeal

Nurturing faith-filled relationships in Christ   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon for the past six years I am truly blessed to have been invited into Jesus’ own ministry of calling men to...