2916 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119

Pastor: Father Stanley K. Ihuoma, SSJ

  • Bulletin: December 5, 2021

    Second Sunday of Advent

    Readings: Dn 7:13-14, Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5, Rv 1:5-8, Jn 18:33b-37


  • Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

    The Knights of Peter Claver Council #78, Knight of Columbus
    #12115, and the St. Vincent DePaul Ministry of
    the parish is sponsoring a canned good drive for Thanksgiving.

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Second Sunday of Advent

This week and next, our Gospel readings invite us to consider
John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus. John
the Baptist appears in the tradition of the great prophets,
preaching repentance and reform to the people of Israel.
To affirm this, Luke quotes at length from the prophet Isaiah.
John baptizes for repentance and for forgiveness of
sins, preparing the way for God’s salvation.

The three Synoptic Gospels—Mark, Matthew, and Luke—
attest to the importance of the baptism of John in preparing
for Jesus. Only the Gospel of Luke, however, extends the
connection between these two men to their birth. The first
two chapters of Luke’s Gospel contain the Infancy Narrative,
which tells about the births of John the Baptist and
Jesus. These stories set the stage for the beginning of Jesus’
public ministry in chapter 3.