The *official* first Sunday of Advent begins the Christian Church's new calendar year
. Happy New Year! This year we return to Year A
, using the Gospel of Matthew for most Sundays.
The traditional color of Advent is purple
; however, the more contemporary color is blue
as a tribute to the role of the Blessed Mother, Mary. Join us in the Sundays of Advent as we wait in expectancy
for the Christ-child once again.