Nov. 28, 2011: Advent Begins

Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, began Nov. 27 this year. The Advent wreath, with a candle marking each week of the season, is a traditional symbol of the liturgical period.

On today’s program we’ll go on a spiritual walk through Advent with Sr. Ginger Downey, OLVM, and learn how to make Advent a holy and meaningful experience. Then we’ll be joined by author, speaker and Catholic Sun columnist Mary Moore. She has tips on how to involve the family on the Advent journey. Hillary Rojo, Catholic radio host, will talk to us about her show. Finally we’ll hear from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted with his special reflection, “Behold the Bridegroom.”

The Bishop’s Hour is a program produced by and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, presenting Church news and theological reflections, discussing contemporary issues facing today’s Catholics in Arizona, and featuring a weekly message from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. It airs each Monday at 10 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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