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Gospel of Mark

MARK TOTAL CHAPTERS: 16 MARK TOTAL VERSES: 678 TOTAL WORDS: 15,171 DATE WRITTEN: 50’s AD AUTHOR: Mark MARK THEME: Fulfillment of Promise. Kingdom of God: Good News for Jews and Romans. MAJOR CHARACTERS: God, Joseph, Mary, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Moses, Elijah, People of Israel, John the Baptist, King Herod, Herodias, Salome (King Herod’s stepdaughter), Jesus Disciples, Judah Iscariot, Devil. The book…
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Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions

By Vatican News staff writer The prayer intentions are entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which Pope Francis officially established as a pontifical work on 17 November 2020. The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network is a pontifical work with the mission of mobilizing Catholics through prayer and action, in the face of the challenges confronting…
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Advent and Christmas Traditions

Nativity Scene Also known as a creche, this tradition dates back to Saint Francis of Assisi, who is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 as a way to make public worship of Jesus part of the Christmas season. The recreation of the birth of Christ, featuring people dressed as Mary, Joseph…
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Gaudete Week

Our week begins with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin.  It comes from the first word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday.  The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, “The Lord is near.”  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose…
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