In Memory of Father Tom

Fr Thomas E Chambers CSC PhD We were truly blessed to have known Fr. Tom. He was an amazing man of God who served the Lord and the Church with such gratitude, dedication, and love. I know I’m not the only one at Willwoods to have said this, but I have never been thanked by someone more than Fr. Tom. …

Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for your commitment to joining us for Waiting Together: An Advent Journey for Couples! I hope that this time together with your spouse was a blessed and fruitful one. My wife and I pray that you and yours have a blessed and merry Christmas Season! Remember that your spiritual journey as a couple does not have …

Advent Day 22: Christ Always

Today’s Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what …

Advent Day 21: Quiet Time with the Lord

Today’s Gospel: Luke 1:57-66 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her.  When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his …

Advent Day 20: Proclaim His Greatness

Today’s Gospel: Luke 1:46-56 Mary said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior for he has looked upon his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in …

Advent Day 19: A Helper to All

Today’s Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most …

Advent Day 18: Full of Grace

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1: 26-38 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”But she was …

Advent Day 17: Believe He Can

Today’s Gospel: Luke 1:5-25 In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both were righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. But they had no child, …

Advent Day 16: God With Us

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his …

Advent Day 15: Testify Together

Today’s Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light. And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to him to …