Because the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) falls on the Third Sunday of Advent this year, our parish has a unique opportunity to celebrate this important day in the life of the Church along with our Mexican brothers and sisters. As Queen of Angels parish we honor Mary, our Mother under many names and titles, and this particular feast day holds special importance not only for Mexico, but also for all Catholics in North and South America.
Today we begin our Advent journey that prepares us to receive the Christ Child into our hearts. The first reading for Sunday is from Isaiah and proclaims that the Spirit of the Lord descended upon Isaiah that he might announce good tidings to the poor and oppressed. In the Gospel reading we hear John the Baptist proclaim, “Make straight the way of the Lord.”