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The Promise of Christmas
November 29 – December 20
Advent inspires us to be hopeful for the future. Advent tells us something special is about to happen. Anticipation builds with the Gospels of Advent - Be watchful! Be alert! Prepare the way of the Lord! Journey with us in this season of peace, love, joy and hope for our December message series titled The Promise of Christmas – past, present and future.
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Resources
Reflections
Week 3 - Rejoice
Week 4 - The Yes
Links
The Jesse Tree – PDF Information Flyer
USCCB Advent Calendar - Link
Learn the Story of the O Antiphons - Link
Laudatio Si' Document - www.LaudatioSiWebPage.com
Reference Guide - www.vatican.com
Events
Be The Gift
12/5/2020 – 12/6/2020
Saturday - Sunday, December 5-6: before all Masses. Be the Gift – Support one or more of our longtime Advent programs – St. Nick’s Gifts for Kids, Be an Angel: to Our Friends at Pathways to Care Assisted Living Facility, or Be an Angel: to the Children of HOPE Community Center. We’re collecting donated gifts in the parish parking lot before Mass during our Be the Gift Weekend.  PDF Information Flyer
Marian Octave
12/5/2020 - 12/12/2020
Saturday, December 5-12. At-Home Prayer to Honor the Virgin Mary as The Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe – She is One For All. Prayer Resources
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass
12/7/2020 – 12/8/2020
December 7: 7pm Vigil (en español) (Livestreamed)
December 8: 7:30am (Live-Streamed), 7pm
Advent Holy Hour
12/9/2020
Wednesday, December 9: 7-8pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with Confessions in English and Spanish
Sounds, Songs and Stories of the Season
12/11/2020
Friday, December 11: 7-8pm. Gather at home for a special evening of prayer, scripture, song, story and traditions via livestream, featuring our clergy and music ministry. This night is prepared for the entire family, as we ready ourselves for the upcoming journey into Christmas.
Gaudete Sunday
12/12/2020 - 12/13/2020
Saturday/Sunday, December 12/13. The third Sunday of Advent also marks John Paul II’s beloved tradition of “Bambinelli Sunday.” We invite you to bring your statue of the baby Jesus from your Nativity for a special blessing during Mass.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
12/12/2020
Saturday, December 12: 7pm. Vigil Mass in Spanish (en español) (Livestreamed)
Advent Virtual Prayer Hour
12/14/2020
Monday, December 14: 7pm. Join us for a meditative virtual hour breaking open Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ to reflect on the Promise of Christmas. At each decade of the rosary, we will offer up the intentions of our parish community. To join us, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/VirtualPrayer to sign-up. Zoom log-in information will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
“O Antiphons” of Advent
12/16/2020
Wednesday, December 16: 7-8pm. Walk through the magnificent theology of the coming of Christ through the O Antiphons, presented by Fr. Michael Burke, associate Pastor. (Livestreamed) Watch via livestream or join an interactive session. Use the button below to register for the Zoom. "O" Antiphons Sign-Up
Aguinaldo Novena
12/15/2020 - 12/23/2020
Tuesday, December 15 - Wednesday, December 23: It is the tradition of many cultures to celebrate Aguinaldo, a novena devotion to honor the Virgin Mary in anticipation of the birth of the Christ Child. We will offer a virtual evening prayer experience via Zoom on the opening day, Tuesday. Aguinaldo Novena