Almighty God, faithful to His promise to Abraham and his children, sent His Son to save His people; while in His mercy He willed to redeem the heathen as well. Therefore Christ is the King whom, as its Redeemer, the whole world must hail and adore.
Three St. Isidore parishioners were inducted into the Holy Name Society on the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, January 3. The ceremony traces its roots to the Second Council of Lyons in 1274.
And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth: and was subject to them.
Some spiritual words from Fr. Goffine about the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.
Like the whole liturgy of this season, the purpose of the Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is to prepare us for the twofold coming of Christ: His coming in mercy at Christmas; and in justice at the end of the world.