Advent 2021

Advent is when the Church re-sets the calendar of our remembering and celebrating the saving work of Christ. This Advent, we do this in the Diocesan Year of the Eucharist established by Bishop Byrne, ‘Blessed are those called to the Supper of the Lamb’ and in the prayerful reflections of individuals and groups engaged in the Synod called by Pope Francis. This is more of a challenge as we continue to emerge from the Pandemic.

Listening and belonging are Advent ways of expressing our communion, our unity with God the Father who gives His Son as judge and newborn child. These resources are offered as a lifebuoy, a remedy and a prayer book for the days ahead. Advent is a time to stretch and arouse our imagination for what it brings: a deep listening to one another as we discern what and where the Holy Spirit is stirring us. Enjoy our reflections and prayers. Happy Advent!

Monsignor Andrew Faley
Epsicopal Vicar for the Vicariate for Faith & Mission