Community Word for December 2018

Community Word for December 2018

(Word, Themes and Promises)

READINGS
December 2 – Jer 33:14-16/Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14/1Thes 3:12-4:2/Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
December 9 – Bar51-9/Ps 126:1-2, 2-3,4-5,6/Phil 1:4-6,8-11/Lk 3:1-6
December 16 – Zep 3:14-18/Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6/Phil 4:4-7/Lk 3:10-18
December 23- Mi 5:1-4/Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19/Heb 10:5-10/Lk 1:39-45
December 30 – Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5/Col 3:12-21/Lk 2:41-52

WORD
Disciples of Christ prepare their hearts for His coming with joy.

ORDER
“Be vigilant at all times and pray!”(Lk 21:36)

PROPHECIES:
1.My spirit will give you strength to face any adversity while you await My coming.
2.Live a righteous life, honor your father and mother that you will reap the full measure of My blessings.

DIRECTIONS:
1.Pray persistently, go to confession and receive Holy Communion regularly.
2.Do charitable works and share your blessings during the Season of Joy.

THEMES AND PROMISES

Week#1 (1st Sunday of Advent)
Theme: We prepare for Christ’s coming when we persevere in doing what is right and just.
Promise:“Good and upright is the Lord; thus he shows sinners the way.”(Ps 25:8)

Week#2 (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Theme: We prepare for Christ’s coming when we repent of our wrongdoings and seek forgiveness.
Promise:“…the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.”(Phil 1:6)

Week#3 (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Theme: We prepare for Christ’s coming when we gladly share our blessings with others.
Promise:“The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”(Phil 4:7)

Week#4 (4th Sunday of Advent)
Theme: We prepare for Christ’s coming when we accept and obey the will of God in our lives.
Promise: “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”(Lk 1:45)

Week#5 (Feast of the Holy Family)
Theme: We prepare for Christ’s coming when we let God be the center of our family life.
Promise:“For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork, blessed shall you be and favored.”(Ps 128:2)

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