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December 19, 2010: 4th Sunday of Advent

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel."

Behold a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
(Isaiah 7:14)

We sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Emmanuel means God with us.
On this final Sunday of Advent we look forward to Christmas when we will celebrate the birth of Jesus who is our Emmanuel, God with us. Of course, the Spirit of Jesus is with us every single day. God is with us day in and day out. Christmas recalls that God came to be with us in the person of Jesus.
God became a human being like us. Because God became one of us, we have been changed forever. We are invited to be God-like in what we say and how we act.


During these final days before Christmas things get really busy. When you are out shopping or at a party or just hanging around the house, try to remember to speak and to act as a sister or brother of Jesus.

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is currently ministering as the Guest Services Coordinator in Woodhaven, a Retreat and Guest House. In addition to many liturgical involvements, she also is a volunteer visitor in Providence Health Care. Previously she served for 10 years on the SP leadership team general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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