Advent: New Liturgical Year, New You

26 Nov 2019
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Bobby Angel encourages you to restart your life this Advent. A great way to restart is to go to confession. Many parishes take the opportunity to offer the sacrament more often during Advent. Then, as a follow-up, why not make a change? Where is God calling you to restart? What do you need to stop putting off? What sin do you need to stop making excuses for?
Consider reading the Bible more too. It doesn’t matter what day it is. Just pick it up and read. Consider reading Luke’s narrative of the Nativity.
There are also many traditions you can practice this Advent to create an environment conducive to inviting Jesus into your home and heart. In Bobby’s house, he and Jackie turn screens off earlier and light their home with soft lights, like candles and Christmas lights, in the evening.
Then when Christmas comes, celebrate! Christmas is a season that lasts from Christmas until the Baptism of the Lord, January 12, 2020. So take the time in Advent to rest, prepare, and recharge.
Here’s the quote from St. Anselm, which Bobby shares from Liturgy of the Hours during Advent:
“Insignificant man, escape from your everyday business for a short while. Hide for a moment from your restless thoughts. Break off from your cares and troubles and be less concerned about your tasks and labors. Make a little time for God, and rest a while in him.”
Also, Ascension Presents will soon have a new look, to go along with this theme of refreshing and renewing, so the gospel-which never changes-is made new to us and to different people.

More resources for Advent:
Rejoice: Advent Meditations with Joseph:
Rejoice: Advent Meditations with Mary:
Ascension’s main website:
Ascension Media:
The Great Adventure Bible:


  • So thankful for the videos

    Richard HowardRichard HowardVor 10 Tage
  • What a beautiful message thank you and God bless you and your family to.

    Momma LlamaMomma LlamaVor 11 Tage
  • ❤❤❤❤❤

    Snowflakeah FoxSnowflakeah FoxVor 12 Tage
  • His opening of the video was amusing

    Yoyo chanYoyo chanVor 12 Tage
  • Dios nos bendiga a todos y nos ayude a mejorar como seres humanos y como católicos. God have mercy on us. Amen.

    la lala laVor 12 Tage
  • Great video!👏👏

    bessy bfbessy bfVor 13 Tage
  • @ 4.48, I could not bear it any longer. Confession to a priest ? Are you one of them, and do you "forgive" the sins of ppl ? You are fooling around with the "truth". Jesus = the TRUTH and so is Hebr.8:1-2 ; "We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. A minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man." God is calling us to REPENT of our "wicked" ways. Halloween/Xmas, are man made "traditions" for the love of money, which is the root of all evil. You make it sound as if Jesus did NOT exist bfr He came to earth, and therefore worship Mary. What is right with the RCC ? ... "nothing" is, bc she is the beast with the little horn. VICARIUS FILII DEI. Rev.13:18. [28.11.19.]

    Charles PietersCharles PietersVor 16 Tage
  • While not officially a "penitential season" directed by the Code of Canon Law or the Roman Missal, Advent has been historically celebrated as such. Hence the absence of the Gloria and flowers on the altar. Leave us not forget the Ember Days - Dec. 18, 20 and 21 which are days of fasting and penance. :-)

    Bonnie MelieloBonnie MelieloVor 16 Tage
  • That was awesome. Thanks @djarsuno

    Agua MapleAgua MapleVor 16 Tage
  • I just read somewhere that the mass is the continuation of Jesus’ sacrifice at the cross, is this true?

    AAVor 17 Tage
    • LeapFrog 06 each Mass is united to the one sacrifice of Christ

      Jesse HolthausJesse HolthausVor 14 Tage
    • Not the continuation, but the same act, sacramentally anticipated in the Last Super and sacramentally brought to the present in the Eucharist

      Francisco Javier OjedaFrancisco Javier OjedaVor 16 Tage
  • The Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments is always forward and always Dynamic.

    Timothy FreemanTimothy FreemanVor 17 Tage
    • Your absolutely right about that.

      Mr. SMr. SVor 12 Tage
  • This is ABSOLUTELY me right now. Needing a restart. Thank you so much for this Ascension. Thank you Bobby.

    Words and PicturesWords and PicturesVor 17 Tage
  • Ascension "we're like sharks" Presents

    Daniel StoddardDaniel StoddardVor 17 Tage
  • Thank you Bobby, you and. Jackie are awesome! I learn so much from you!

    Lisa Lopez-TerronesLisa Lopez-TerronesVor 17 Tage
  • Thank you, Bobby, for your take on Advent. I am not sure that I have ever thought of Advent as the new beginning in quite the way that you describe. I love it though! I don’t have to wait until Dec 25 or Jan 1st to begin anew. I also each year love having the Christmas lights on (white) and the tree and whatever other signs of advent ( candles, greenery, wreath, empty manger) one may have out without tvs, computers, etc: to experience the waiting for our Saviour’s birth - Him whom our hearts and our world longs for. These practices help us to do that - so counter cultural in our society. It does take a personal and intentional quieting of the spirit, and slowing down of the mind and activity, paradoxically enough amidst the busy season, to help us make room for Jesus in our hearts - the only real place he can be born. Thanks again - God Bless!

    Lisa MmegLisa MmegVor 17 Tage
  • Thankyou! really need this advise

    James CenizaJames CenizaVor 17 Tage
  • Any chance you guys can make your books available for Canadians?

    Michael CoffeeMichael CoffeeVor 17 Tage
    • Michael Coffee I guess they don’t moderate or listen to their comments. Sad. Anyway, I don’t know why they don’t make their books available to Canadians, it’s not like we wouldn’t pay for shipping. 🤷🏼‍♀️

      Melinda AnneMelinda AnneVor 15 Tage
  • Thanks for the video!

    AMRAMRVor 17 Tage
  • The skull moved! Love the Ascension videos!

    Sara DurchSara DurchVor 17 Tage
    • @Sara Durch oooh.... 😂😅 Thank you for clarifying!

      la_rockera691la_rockera691Vor 17 Tage
    • @la_rockera691 Haha, sorry. I should have clarified. In previous videos, the skull was behind Bobby's left shoulder, on the desk. Today it was behind his right shoulder not on the desk.

      Sara DurchSara DurchVor 17 Tage
    • The skull went in and out of focus, but I didn't see it move. When did it move?

      la_rockera691la_rockera691Vor 17 Tage
  • When Satan is too lazy to attack you, he sends controlling, insecure folk and drama into your life....

    Palmina D'AlessandroPalmina D'AlessandroVor 17 Tage
    • This is so true!

      Myra TogononMyra TogononVor 14 Tage
    • @Joshua Capstick Oh he's lazy sometimes...Fr Mike called it Acedia or something..or sloth...

      Palmina D'AlessandroPalmina D'AlessandroVor 17 Tage
    • @Catholic Commando NOT necessarily, not always...Satan is like a thief in the night

      Palmina D'AlessandroPalmina D'AlessandroVor 17 Tage
    • Satan is never lazy, he doesnt know how to be lazy. Perseverance in prayer is key!!

      Joshua CapstickJoshua CapstickVor 17 Tage
    • Something like that

      Tara Perkins-RobinsonTara Perkins-RobinsonVor 17 Tage
  • So guys I might have cancer and I haven't been so scarred I'm getting tested soon can y'all please pray for me and please don't forget to pray for me I really need it. God bless

    The Stig's Mexican CousinThe Stig's Mexican CousinVor 17 Tage
    • @Chigozirim Ejinkeonye .. But make sure that you understand : Prov.28:9 :"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination." The T/C are written in the heart and mind of the followers of Jesus. Heb.8:10 / 10:16.

      Charles PietersCharles PietersVor 14 Tage
    • praying for you!

      Chigozirim EjinkeonyeChigozirim EjinkeonyeVor 15 Tage
    • @Charles Pieters what on earth are you on about? If you need to preach get your own channel.

      PaulaPaulaVor 16 Tage
    • @Lisa Pachikara .. You are not the one to call the tune. Jesus said : "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Jhn.14:15. Faith without works is dead. Jms.2:10-26. Between the "clay" & the potters hands are laws which can't be broken. Hebr.8:10 / 10:16. Jhn.14:21. The RCC = Lawless. She deleted the 2nd commandment & they worship graven images. Don't you ever read the Bible ??

      Charles PietersCharles PietersVor 16 Tage
    • Prayers. Be strong in our faith. Trust in Him. You will do just fine

      Lisa PachikaraLisa PachikaraVor 16 Tage
  • 👋👋👋

    Jesus LovesJesus LovesVor 17 Tage
  • If you are watching this coment remember this: St Peter preached against thousands in Rome.Killed by crucification.Upside down. St Ines was killed after being stripped from her clothing in public and being a humiliated in the streets.She was 14. St Gregorius Magnum had to deal with a church after a pope who raped(urban the 5th).He was 58 to being in his 60s. St Jose Sanchez del Rio was shot in the head at 13 years of age after refusing to give up his rosary. St Maria Gorretti at 12 was killed after being stabbed 23 times for refusing to be raped by a young man.Before dying she spoke that she forgives the man who killed her. More than 11,000,000 men and women were better than any evil you will find in this world. In them are mothers,fathers,priests,bishops,cardinals and even popes.But most importantly,you can find someone like YOU. Are you willing to become a much nicer and serene man/woman this year than the last one? Are you a Christian? If so? What's your excuse?

    Mr BenedictineMr BenedictineVor 17 Tage
  • Thank you, Bobby

    watonawatonaVor 17 Tage
  • I confessed last week, and this Video has good Timing.

    BulbinBulbinVor 17 Tage
    • @Santiago Ramirez .. Jesus spoke to his "disciples" ; I doubt if you were there during that time. We confess to the ppl we have done wrong, but Jesus is our hgh priest in heaven, and not the Pope. Confession to a Priest has NO value. [4.12.19]

      Charles PietersCharles PietersVor 9 Tage
    • Charles Pieters John 20:21-23

      Santiago RamirezSantiago RamirezVor 10 Tage
    • You ought to REPENT, not confess to another sinner; get your facts right & confess to Jesus. Hebr.8:1-2

      Charles PietersCharles PietersVor 16 Tage
  • Awesome, thanks

    ivan brewerivan brewerVor 17 Tage
  • Good evening 1 and all

    David ParkinsonDavid ParkinsonVor 17 Tage