The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. From the earliest days of the Church, people have been fascinated by Jesus’ promise to come back. But the scripture readings during Advent tell us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Our Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36). Like Lent, the liturgical color for Advent is purple since both are seasons that prepare us for great feast days. Advent also includes an element of penance in the sense of preparing, quieting, and disciplining our hearts for the full joy of Christmas. www.usccb.org.
Advent Confessions and Adoration
Come join us in the Church on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM in adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and making a good confession in preparation for Christmas. We will have additional priests with us.
Here is a great way to prepare for Christmas during Advent!
Thanks to the contributions by our Wednesday morning scripture sharing group,100 books in English and 100 Books in Spanish of the new Matthew Kelly Book, Life is Messy, are free for your spiritual reading. Please take one per family – first come first serve. They will be placed at the entrance of the Church for those really interested in growing in their spiritual lives! If anyone would like to join the scripture sharing group zoom meeting please email or call the Church Office!
The Lucky 7 Raffle is here!!!