Advent Reflections


All who receive the Gospel share in the joy of the Good News, and no one exemplifies this joy more perfectly than Mary. She, who is called, the new Eve, was the vehicle through whom the Word of God was spoken, not through carnal knowledge but through mystical knowing. Join us as we journey with Mary, who Pope Francis called the road we travel to Jesus.

 Barbara Hughes, author and columnist, with "The Catholic Virginian" is an experienced retreat facilitator. Her works on prayer and spirituality have been pusblished   widely; her recent book, Mary, the Perfect Contemplative: Carmelite Insights on the Interior Life of Our Lady, was recipient of 2023 Catholic Press Award in the  category of Mysticism.

  Books will be available for purchase at a discount price of $20 with an option for book signing.



We encourage you to register so that we can ensure we have enough supplies for all. In addition, lunch will be served for those wanting to stay for food and fellowship at 12:00pm noon. Please note: There is no charge for lunch though cash donations will be accepted. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate specific dietary needs. However, we will do our best to provide a vegetarian and gluten free option.


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Are you Interested? Do you have questions?

Contact Minister of Christian Formation: Patti Kamper

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.