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Advent 2022

As we enter this season of joyful anticipation be sure to seek time to prepare your heart for the coming of our Lord!

Pick up your "Little Blue Advent Reflection Book" in the Commons after Mass. There are a limited number of large print and Spanish editions.

Sign up for these events today:

  • Rejoice! Finding Your Place in the Advent Story - Sign up here to reserve your copy of the book and to join our small group discussion on Wednesdays at 6:00pm! 
  • St. Nicholas Day CelebrationSaturday | Dec 3rd | 5:00pm - Cancelled
  • Parents Afternoon or Night Out - Saturday | Dec 17th - see details and sign up your children here!

Be sure to add these events to your calendar:

O Come Let Us Adore Him!

If you have never attended a Holy Hour, learn more about this prayer opportunity! Spend some time with the Lord. He is waiting for you! 

Prayer is a conversation with God and sometimes we may talk to God, but do we make time to listen? Holy Hour will include opportunities to pray, sing and be silent and listen to what God has to say to you! 

Advent is a Penitential season. Help Prepare your heart for the coming of our Savior by participating in this healing Sacrament. 

What is a communal Reconciliation Service? We will gather together in the Church at 7:00pm for a brief prayer service before several priests from our diocese prepare to receive individuals for private Confessions. 

Maybe it has been a while since you have attended Reconciliation and you are hesitant to participate. Be not afraid! Here are some resources for you to feel more prepared and know that this is a Sacrament of Healing, it is not about judgment, worthiness, or perfection. The priests will welcome you with open arms and guide you through the process.

Confession 101: What is it and How it's Done

Why do I Need to Confess my Sins to a Priest?

Let us gather and pray to our spiritual mother, Mary whose "Yes!" changed the world! Whether you are a veteran or new to this devotional prayer practice, join us! If you cannot join us in person, consider praying the Rosary on your own this Advent season. Here are some resources to get you started:

Why Pray the Rosary?

How to Pray the Rosary pamphlet

Family Resources for Praying the Rosary (in Spanish too!)

A Children's Rosary Activities

 

Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.