12.7.14 – The Second Sunday of Advent

Hello again, everyone!

We’re back in action this week, continuing our MĐTN lessons and gearing up for Christmas! It is Advent after all~

8:00 – 8:10 — Morning Prayers – Tr. H
8:10 – 8:35 — Mười Điều Tâm Niệm: 5 & Review – Tr. MK (assisted by Tr. TN) / MĐTN: 8, 9, & 10 – Tr. T (assisted by Tr. H)
8:35 – 8:50 — Game(s) – Tr. T & TN
8:50 – 9:00 — Break
9:00 – 9:20 — Chào Cờ
9:20 – 9:35 — Love Thy Neighbor: Advent Activity – Tr. MK & H
9:35 – 9:40 — Gospel Reading – Tr. MK
9:40 – 9:50 — Closing Prayers and Sit for Mass  – Tr. H

The activity will be AN’s “present” for Baby Jesus and involves them writing their prayers for others (this is not a wish list for the North Pole, haha) on colored paper. We will gather the prayers today so that the cross can be assembled later and brought to show các em in two weeks, right before Christmas break. The idea is to emphasize the importance of loving our neighbors and praying for them, and that this is also the start of a new liturgical year (“Church year” for lack of a better term for AN) and so we want to start things off right by doing things that would make Jesus happy, especially since Advent is a time to remember that He’s really coming to meet us, so we need to get ready for when He comes. The same way we dress up, decorate, and prepare our homes for Christmas, we should do the same for our souls, and we can start by praying for others since we’re still only AN and are probably too little to do big things for others. We’ll just do small things with great love!

Also Chầu Thánh Thể has been moved to the second week of the month from now on to avoid conflicts with about a bazillion other things we often have to do, and this way we can focus better. So Adoration will be next week! There will still be a HT meeting today though, so see you there!

Go in peace!

Readings for this week
Just for fun: A brilliant cover of a very moving song~