The Advent Season

 When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming.   By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 524)

St. John the Baptist is the Lord’s immediate precursor or forerunner, sent to prepare his way.  “Prophet of the Most High,” John surpasses all the prophets, of whom he is the last. He inaugurates the Gospel, already from his mother’s womb welcomes the coming of Christ, and rejoices in being “the friend of the bridegroom,” whom he points out as “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”  Going before Jesus “in the spirit and power of Elijah,” John bears witness to Christ in his preaching, by his Baptism of conversion, and through his martyrdom. (Catechism of the Catholic Church,523)

Helpful links for Advent Season:

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Regular Mass Times:

Sunday:  9:00 AM  

Saturday:  Vigil Mass 6:00 PM

Weekday Mass:  M,Tu,W,F ~ 7:15 AM, and First Sat. of month~ 9:00 AM

Reconciliation:

Saturday: 5:15-5:45 PM

Sunday:  8:15-8:45 AM

Eucharistic Adoration:

Saturdays: 7:30pm-11:30pm, and All Day on First Saturdays

Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet:

Saturday:  5:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM  

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St. Benedict Catholic Church

P. O. Box 595

Doniphan, MO 63935

Phone: 573-351-1107

Pastor phone: 573-785-9635 or 573-785-0401, 573-351-1107

Email: office@stbenedictdoniphan.com

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