Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
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 also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord, Christmas.
How will you celebrate the Season of Advent?
WAYS TO CELEBRATE
Attend Daily Mass, in addition to Sunday
Increase your Daily Prayer
Attend our Advent MIssion, with Fr. Jim Sichko (Dec 14-16)
Go to Confession
Give to those in need – remember your neighbors
Place an Advent wreath & Nativity in your home
ADVENT IS A SEASON OF PENANCE
Please make plans now to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Season of Advent.
Opportunities for Confession:
…. Wed, 11-11:50am;
…. Sat, 3-3:45pm;
…. Sun, Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, 9-10:45am;
…. Mon Dec 7, 6-7pm;
…. by appointment
Advent Giving Lists will be available in the Cathedral November 21.
Several organizations benefit from our annual Advent Giving.
See non-profits and gift list in right column. Purchase your gifts and return them to their designated bins in the Church foyer by Sun, Dec. 20.
Your donations are greatly appreciated by these organizations.