Advent Begins

Christmas is coming! Here we are, once again, preparing for what is certainly one of the busiest times of the year. And while we have all kinds of things on our ‘to do’ lists, the Church helps us prepare for this beautiful celebration of the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, with the season of Advent.

The word “Advent” is from the Latin adventus meaning ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’. It is the advent of Christ we are waiting for. Advent is an opportunity for us to focus on an attitude that is essential to the Christian life – expectancy.In Advent we set our sights and our hearts on God’s promise to ‘be with us’. We reflect on the meaning of that promise, and we long for the fullness of its coming and its full realization in our world. Advent is a gift to us in that we yearn for the time when God’s love will be seen in all of us, when peace will come through acts of justice and the love we have for one another. In advent we ready our hearts for the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and we wait for his coming again.

In the coming weeks, we will post our Christmas Mass schedule, along with a number of other events you won’t want to miss. Here’s a small taste of what’s coming up in the month of December to help us prepare, share and celebrate the wonder of God’s love for us:

Advent Penance Service
Monday, December 10th at 7:30pm

Experience the merciful love of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will have many priests available to hear individual confession.

Simbang Gabi
December 15th thru December 23rd
7:00pm each night

“Simbang gabi” is Filipino for ‘night Mass’, a devotional nine-day series of Masses in anticipation for Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Parish Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 23rd
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Brand new this year. Watch for details!

Parish Carol Sing-a-long
December 28th at 7:00pm

A great way to keep celebrating the joy and light of the Season. Watch for details!

Upcoming Events

Alpha - Winter 2019
2019 Jan 22 - 18:00
February Fiesta
2019 Feb 2 - 18:30
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
2019 Feb 11 - 19:00