Weekly Reflection

How the Beatitudes Help Us Experience Heaven's Happiness on Earth — Part 2

12-10-2023  |  Jen Arnold, M.A. in Theology and Catechetics

As we find ourselves now on the Second Sunday of Advent, we will explore how the second two beatitudes can help our hearts become more receptive to the coming of Jesus at Christmas.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5

Meekness is a disposition that restrains our desire to overcome obstacles blocking our access to pleasure. For example, we may use our anger as motivation to defeat what is in our way. A sense of power or a competitive nature also inclines us to go after what we want or to keep someone else from having it. While these human tendencies are normal and not sinful in and of themselves (life demands that we must surmount certain difficulties to achieve inherently good things) they can quickly be taken too far when left unchecked.



Aides and Catechists Needed

We are in need of aides for the Tue, 4:15pm Grade 2 class and the Pre-K/Kinder Tue, 6:00pm class.


Advent Parish Mission: Deepen Your Relationship With God

Prepare to receive the gift of Peace this Christmas!

Presented by Fr. Zachary, a priest of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). He will also be preaching at all the Masses the weekend of Dec 9/10.