What’s on your tree?

As a kid I remember the anticipation and impatience of waiting for the adults to decide it was time for the Christmas tree. The impatience quickly turned to excitement as we went in search of the perfect tree. We always had real Christmas trees. Often, over the years, we had…

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Madonna and child

In the lectionary, the Church’s schedule of Sunday readings, the Gospel for the Christmas Mass at Dawn and the one for today are the same — the shepherds arriving at the manger. But today one extra verse is added — Luke 2:21. It tells about Jesus receiving his name —…

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