Parent Teacher Talk

1ST Sunday of Advent

Nov. 27, 2022

Gospel of Matthew

Mt 24:37-44

In the Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Is 2:1-5

Inspired by God, the prophet Isaiah sees a bright future in the Messianic era---- the time when God will appear in his Messiah, his anointed vicegerent on earth. The setting is Zion, the holy mountain of Jerusalem with the temple, God's dwelling place.

"They shall beat their swords into plowshares... nor shall they ever train for war again." Wishful thinking? We Christians see Isaiah' vision fulfilled in Jesus, God's anointed one, the Christ. Therefore, " O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord."

With God present in Christ Jesus, we should keep working for this seemingly impossible dream. Start in your family, in your school, at your job, making them places of Shalom--- Peace.


The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

In the Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Rom 13:11-14

Be watchful! Wake up! Orgies, drunkenness, promiscuity, lust, rivalry, and jealousy are part of the human condition. The deeds of darkness can make us numb and insensitive to the beauty of life.

"Put on the Lord Jesus," be ever more intimately united to him and what he stands for, and a bright future of Shalom---Peace---will be yours.


In the Gospel of Matthew

Mt 24:37-44

The coming of the Lord requires a decision. It is "either - or"! Matthew the evangelist is quite serious about this. It should be a decision of "conversion" to Jesus right now, as you are preparing for his coming on Christmas.

Again, be watchful! The moment you least expect it could be the final coming of the Lord to you. Do not become so engrossed in the daily routine of life that you forget that the Day of the Son of Man may come at any time.

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE







Our Net Ministry will be here once again.

The 8th Grade class will have their retreat January 14th

here at St. Thomas More


Our next Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15 on January 15th

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."