December 4, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Theme: Prepare the Way | Preparen el Camino
Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God]. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.'” John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.”
As missionaries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are invited to pilgrimage to San Antonio from every direction of the country to help prepare the way for the young Catholic Church to live as disciples in the world today. We will gather in and through prayer, celebration and formation as we reflect on our call to accompany the young church in recognizing the presence of Christ and to follow Him. Together we will recall the Lord who is already witnessed in the journey of missionaries past as they made ready the way, we will celebrate in the presence the Lord among us today as we engage the diverse cultures of our Catholic faith and we will renew our commitment to the Lord who missions us to Prepare the Way!