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?
Advent is a season of penance. Please make plans now to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Season of Advent.
2019 Advent Reconciliation opportunities
This Advent, our parishes are taking a new approach to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation most widely available. Parishes will have priests available for the sacrament at the following times.
Cathedral Wednesdays 11:30-11:50a.m., Chapel; Saturdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. & Sundays, 9 – 10:45 a.m., Cathedral
Blessed Sacrament – Sat 4:00-4:30pm, Sun 8:30-9:00am
Christ the King – Sat 3:30pm, Sun 7:30 & 10:30am
Holy Trinity – Sat 3:30-4:00pm
Mary Queen of Peace – Wed 4:30-5:30pm
Sacred Heart – Wed 10:00am-1pm, 5:00-6:00pm, Sat 4:00-4:20pm, Sat, Dec 14, 10:00am-2:00pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Sun 10:00am, Sat 3:00pm, Dec 5, 10, 17, 23 5:00-7:00pm
St. Joseph – Mon-Sat 7:30-8:00 am, Wed 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 2:30-3:45pm, Sun 5:00-5:45pm
St. Jude – Wed 4:30-5:45pm, Thurs 5:30-7pm, Sat 3:30-4:45pm, Sun 9:45-11am
St. Mary of Pines – Tues 6-7pm, Wed 12/4, 5:00-7:00pm, Fri 10:00am-12 Noon, Sat 3:00-3:45pm
St. Pius X – Sat 3:30pm
ADVENT GIVING TREES
Advent Giving Trees will be in the Cathedral December 1. Several organizations benefit from our annual Advent Giving Trees. Your donations are greatly appreciated by these organizations.
Place an Advent wreath in your home – read more about Advent wreaths here, from the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.