If the First Week of Advent serves as a call to repentance, to “cease doing evil, and to learn to do good,” then the Second
Week of Advent reminds us that living an upright life alone is not enough. We must submit ourselves in humility to the will of God.

The Lord calls His children — the inhabitants of Jerusalem — to return to him. Freed from sin, they must nevertheless mourn their past sins, but because of their spiritual pride (one of the seven deadly sins), they refuse. Instead, while they should be preparing their souls for the coming of their Savior, they celebrate, and God vows to humble them.

2ND WEEK PRAYER: (Light 2 purple candles)
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the ways of Thine only-begotten Son, that through His coming we may be worthy to serve Thee with purified minds. Who lives and reigns, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

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ADVENT PENITENTIAL SCHEDULE:
St. Joseph’s, Langley Thursday, Dec. 13th 7:00 pm
St. Ann’s, Abbotsford Monday, Dec. 17th 7:00 pm
St. Nicholas, Langley Tuesday, Dec. 18th 7:00 pm
St. James, Abbotsford Tuesday, Dec. 18th 8:00 pm
St. Joseph’s, Mission Wed., Dec. 19th 7:00 pm
Sts. Joachim & Ann, Aldergrove Wed., Dec. 19th 7:00 pm
St. Mary’s, Chilliwack Thursday, Dec. 20th 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Good Hope Sat., Dec. 22nd 9:30 am
St. Anthony’s , Agassiz Sun., Dec. 23rd 7:00 pm

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE:
Monday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm (Español), Midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 25th: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (Español)
Wednesday, Dec. 26th, St. Stephen: 9:00 am