Welcome to St. Ambrose! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. WATCH!: “Watch!” This word occurs three times in today’s Gospel passage. Moreover, it is placed at significant points: the beginning, the center, and the end. Though this is technically a parable, it is quite short (four verses). The threefold repetition of “watch” leaves no doubt as to what the story is about.