Welcome to Advent 2022!
Many people spend the time leading up to Christmas feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and stuck.
We often end up striving for all the things that aren't worth having.
This year, do something different.
We recommend you to slow down and enjoy the Advent & Christmas content on FORMED.org.
(This app is FREE for our parishioners!)
We also encourage you to add one or more of these opportunities to your Advent:
- Worship - Attend Mass on the Holy Day of Obligation - Immaculate Conception
- Penance - Prepare the way of the Lord in your heart by attending an area penance service.
- Service - Give generously during this season by getting involved in a service project.
- Devotion - Take time each day / week to focus on the coming of the Lord by subscribing to a daily/weekly devotion.
- Formation - Learn about your faith with fellow parishioners or independently.
More information and links can be found below for each item.
Holy Day - Immaculate Conception
VIGIL - Dec. 7
6:00 pm - Reconciliation
6:30 pm - Mass
HOLY DAY - Dec. 8
8:00 am - Mass
St. Cecilia's penance service is 6:30 pm on Thursday, Dec. 15.
There are many other penance services in the area: PENANCE SERVICES.
Get involved in these service projects:
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Make handmade cards to distriubte on Dec. 11 during caroling.
CHRISTMAS CRIB - Purchase baby items for A Beacon of Light Pregnancy Center.
We also encourage you to sign up for one of these online devotions:
BROTHER FRANCIS: THE DAYS OF ADVENT - Join Brother Francis as he leads kids on a daily journey in this special season celebrating the coming of the Lord! In addition to daily video reflections with Brother Francis, FORMED provides a guide for parents to walk with their children through Advent.
THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS - Discover the real joy of the Incarnation by diving into the origin and meaning behind beloved Christmas pastimes. Our Christmas Book this year complements this devotion, so pick up your FREE book in the portico to read along with these online reflections.
ADVENT ADVENTURE - Holy Heroes provides fun, faithful, and free activities for kids and families for every day during Advent.
BEST ADVENT EVER - Say goodbye to stress and busyness this Advent. Sign up for one of Dynamic Catholic's Advent online devotions and journey toward a peaceful Christmas.
PEACE HAS A NAME - "Blessed is She.net" is offering women space this Advent to reflect upon the theme and source of peace in their 2022 Catholic Advent devotional for women.
JOURNEY OF HOPE - Even in the midst of life's busyness, especially during this season, we must set aside time for daily prayer and grow closer to Christ. "My Daily Visitor" invites you to their Advent online devotional.
LOYOLA PRESS: Advent and Christmas resources and activities from Loyola Press.
RENEW - Join us as we read and discuss the readings for each Sunday.
ADVENT - Learn about the Liturgical Year and Advent.
FORGIVEN - Learn about the transforming power of Confession.