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1st Sunday of Advent (A)

Stand ready, stay awake
MATTHEW 24:37–44

Today as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year, the gospel according to Matthew, Lectionary Cycle A will be the primary gospel proclaimed.

To refresh the memory, it is important to note that the Advent season includes the four Sundays that precede Christmas and basically it is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. As part of this preparation, Jesus in Matthew 24:42 encourages us to stay awake.

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