Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fr. Ike Udoh, SJ

As we stand so close to the breaking-in of the “light that enlightens everyone” coming into the world, Emmanuel – God-with-us, our readings turn our eyes towards the mother of the Lord, the woman of faith, whose Yes! to God’s word, was the beginning of a new birth, new hope, new life in our world, beyond what we can ask …

Third Sunday of Advent

Fr. Eddie Samaniego, SJ

What should we do? John the Baptist’s reputation grew so much that people came from all over to ask, “What must I do to amend my life?” His message was one of repentance, understood as re-looking at each life, and then letting oneself be changed by the re-look. John knew his people well enough to assign them things that would …

Second Sunday of Advent

Fr. Ike Udoh, SJ

“Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever; wrapped in the cloak of justice from God (Baruch 5:1-2).”  Something big is on the horizon.  A huge shift is about to take place.  God is about to do something new for you.  Are you ready for it?    Your life may be …

First Sunday of Advent

Fr. Ike Udoh, SJ

Where do you go when your whole world is shaken?  What do you do when things as you know it are suddenly changed?   Sooner or later, your world as you know it will experience an earthquake.  Somebody dies, your home is destroyed, you are violated, the spouse you thought loved you can’t stand to look in your eyes anymore, the …