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Monday of the third week of Advent

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Daily Prayer

ST LUCY FEAST DAY   Prayer to Saint Lucy. Read before dinner. And dine by candlelight (see December 8th Family activity).

Saint Lucy, you did not hide your light under a basket,
But let it shine for the whole world, for all the centuries to see.
We may not suffer torture in our lives the way you did,
But we are still called to let the light of our Christianity illumine our daily lives.
Please help us to have the courage to bring our Christianity into our work, our recreation, our relationships, our conversation — every corner of our day.
Amen

SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries

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Playlist of the week

Come Thou Fount
Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming
Veni, Veni Emanuel (Latin Version)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers,
Christ, Be Our Light
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

You can also visit one of the following sites for their Advent playlists. Or search for “Advent playlist” on your favorite music app for more options.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/34O8syGR47jOVbV3CdWawW provided by  TGC

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/advent-2020/pl.u-leyl1xJtoaB4r provided by  TGC 

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Reflection

In today’s Gospel, Jesus enters the temple, and the chief priests and elders asked, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” God gave Jesus the authority to preach, heal, and so forth. Jesus led by example, which in the end, cost Him is life. Do we lead by example the way Jesus taught us?

Special Note:

December 13 is St. Lucia’s feast day. Read the book Lucia Child of Light by Florence Ekstrand. And eat dinner by candlelight to celebrate.