Advent is the beginning of the litrugical year for Catholics.
Christ has to come into the world first, right?
So, we as Catholics, prepare for that pilgrimage to Bethlehem with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary with four weeks or prayer-peration — the priest’s new word this morning in his sermon.
We pray, some will fast, all will give up a little something — it’s sort of like a mini Lent, but it’s only 28 days instead of the 40 days of Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
BTW, did you know that many Protestants go to Catholic Churches on Ash Wednesday to receive the ashes on their foreheads? Churches are always jam-packed at all the Masses.
Pssst. He's already come.