With the first Sunday of Advent around the corner, Nov. 27, English-language Masses in the United States are all supposed to follow the updated language in the third edition of the Roman Missal. People’s tongues will undoubtedly trip over some of the changes.
With all the excitement of the implementation of the Roman Missal taking place on Nov. 27, you may have forgotten that this First Sunday of Advent also brings about another important yearly milestone of the Church.
In 2004, one year after my ordination, I was able to arrange, with my parents, a visit to Vietnam, my country of birth, after years of being away. The happiness of reuniting with numerous relatives, childhood friends and the warm nostalgic feelings of memories of the old village and schools added to the uncontainable joy of the graces of the Ordination that was still very fresh in my first year of the priesthood.
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