2nd Sunday of Advent 


Archived Homilies 

2nd Sunday C - Rev. Richard Bugden

2nd Sunday C - Fr. Scott Hastings (Audio mp3)

2nd Sunday C #2 - Fr. Scott Hastings (Audio mp3)

2nd Sunday C  - Dcn. Jodi Moscona

2nd Sunday C - Dcn Bill O'Donnell

2nd Sunday C - Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (Audio mp3)


Key Phrases 

Put on the splendor of glory from God forever 

God will show all the earth your splendor: 

You will be named by God forever 

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy 

The LORD has done great things for them. The LORD has done great things for us.

Although they go forth weeping.........They shall come back rejoicing 

The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it  

(Until) the day of Christ Jesus 

That your love may increase ever more and more  

That you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ 

A baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins 

A voice of one crying out in the desert 

Prepare the way of the Lord, (make straight his paths)  

Every valley shall be filled
and every mountain and hill shall be made low.
The winding roads shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth 

All (flesh) shall see the salvation of God.

Possible Themes 


Faithfulness of God

Forgiveness of Sin


Increasing Love



Redemption (Future/Present)

Return From Exile


Splendor of the Church

The Oneness of the Church

Weeping Turned To Joy

Study and Exegesis 

Jerome Biblical Commentary and Readings(PDF) Compiled by the Webmaster 


 How does God "deliver" us?

What Has God Done for Us (You)?

What's In A Name? 

Proclaimimg the Gospel 

With the appearance of so many unfamiliar names, the delivery should be slowed down and be methodical without succumbing to "sing-song-ing" of the text. 

Be careful of "localisms" in the names. For instance it is  zeh-kuh-RY-uh not zAck-a-rye-uh

Other pronunciations can be heard at howjsay