What is Advent?

What is Advent?   The word ‘Advent’ is from the Latin ‘Adventus,’ which means ‘coming.’ Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year (in the Western churches), and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated. The first…

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PRAYING TWICE

By Mary Ellen Fydenkevez A constant Catholic theme in 6th Grade Wednesday Sunday School is the relationship between Body & Soul, which naturally has everything to do with singing in church….right? Occasionally I sing a bit in class (not more than a minute or so): Regina Coeli at Easter, Latin…

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