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Tuesday of the third week of Advent


Daily Prayer

O Blessed Jesus,
give me stillness of soul in You.
Let Your mighty calmness reign in me.
Rule me, O King of Gentleness,
King of Peace.

SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries

giving hands

Act of Kindness

Sugar Cookies

Bake Cookies or Chex Mix — your family favorite recipe — and deliver to neighbors 



2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups white sugar

1 egg 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the oven, or until golden. Allow cookies to rest on the sheet for a minute before removing them to cool on wire racks. Add icing and sprinkles if desired.



Today’s Gospel is the story of two sons. Believe in Jesus, the one He sent. Send those who rejected but later repented to the kingdom of God, for their intentions are good.