Our Advent Prayer: Come, Lord Jesus! is fulfilled in every Eucharist.

My friends, I pray this Advent season is filled with many blessings, most especially the fulfillment of our deepest longing to know Christ. St. Paul tells us today that we are called to fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.

May our Blessed Mother Mary draw each of us closer to her Son. In this Advent Season I ask that everyone renew your devotion to the Blessed Mother by spending time each day before an image of Mary seeking her intercession that we grow closer to Christ who is our Life. Let us also ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede for a renewed faith in the True Presence of her Son, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Please take time to watch today’s Mass at St. James Cathedral, especially listening to the readings and homily.

Please be assured of my prayers for you, that you may know the closeness and love of God in Christ this day and always!

Blessed Advent!