Our Advent Penance Service will be Tuesday, December 18th, 7:00 pm in the Church. The following Priests will be hearing confessions: Fr. David Keegan, Fr. Matthew Ibok, Fr. Michael Larkin, Msgr. Vincent Haut, Msgr. Daniel B. Logan, Fr. Timothy Cusick. For 6 Ways to examine your conscience for Confession, click here.
What would it take for you to have the best Christmas of your life?
What are you doing this year to prepare for Christmas? Shopping for presents? Wrapping gifts? Baking cookies? Decorating the tree?
Do something life-changing—rediscover God’s mercy.
Each day participants will receive an inspirational email with a short video, words of encouragement, or spiritual coaching from Matthew Kelly and other influential Catholic voices of our time. This program will transform your life, relationships, work, and ability to embrace and experience all of life.
The program is free! All you have to do is sign up at BestAdventEver.com.
Let’s all rediscover God’s incredible mercy as we prepare for Christmas.
Parish Advent Mission
December 10, 11, and 12
The Three Comings of Christ: Advent and the Spiritual Life
Timothy P. O’Malley, PhD
The four weeks of Advent often pass too quickly. We go to holiday parties, prepare for final exams, and listen to our kids’ or grandkids’ Christmas concerts. Christmas is less a climatic moment in which we greet the coming of the infant Christ and more an occasion to breathe a sigh of relief. At least, we get to rest.
But how do we enter into the season of Advent more fruitfully? In this parish mission, we’ll create a space to welcome Jesus Christ into our hearts so that we can celebrate the season of Christmas with our whole being. During the three days of our mission, we’ll focus on the three comings of Christ that we remember each Advent. The past, present, and future coming of Jesus Christ—the Son of Man, the Bridegroom of our souls, and the speechless Babe.
Through attending to each of these images, as reflected on in the Scriptures, art, music, and the liturgy, we’ll be ready not simply to escape the busyness of the Christmas season! Instead, we’ll learn to encounter Jesus Christ each day of our lives.
Monday: Awaiting the Son of Man
Tuesday: The Bridegroom of Our Souls
Wednesday: The Speechless Babe
Timothy P. O’Malley is a professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He directs educational outreach in the McGrath Institute, focusing in the areas of liturgy, catechesis, and spirituality. He also teaches in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, focusing his teaching and research in areas related to Scriptural exegesis, liturgy, catechesis, and art. He is an author of four books, most recently Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017) and Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World (Ave Maria Press, 2018). He is married to Kara and has two young children, ages 5 and 1.
Join us as we celebrate our National Feast Day the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. This day is a Holy Day of Obligation. Please note: The Feast Day this year falls on a Saturday, which means that we are required to attend Mass for the Holy Day as well as the regular Sunday obligation. Yes, that means we have to attend Mass twice between Friday evening and Sunday evening.
Our Mass times for the Holy Day are: Friday, December 7th, 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 8th, 9:00 am and Noon.
The U.S. bishops are joining together for seven days of prayer and fasting prior to our general assembly in November, where they will make critical decisions regarding the tragedy of clergy abuse.
Friday, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st
The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary invite you to accompany them here at Holy Family Church for a Eucharistic Cenacle. This two day event gives us a time for Adoration and Praise before the Blessed Sacrament, prayer for the sick, and intercession for all the needs of the Church and the world. We look forward to seeing you!
Friday, November 30
7:00 pm Confessions
8:00 pm Mass with Fr. Keegan
9:00 pm Praise and Adoration
Saturday, December 1
9:30 am Confessions
10:00 am Rosary
10:30 Talk on Mary by Sister Galinda
Noon Mass with Fr. Keegan