- Prayer & Worship
- Lifelong Faith Formation
Mary Bennett-Director of Administrative Services
“Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming…”
It is the first Sunday, the first day, of Advent! The word Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. That makes sense, but why is Advent so important in our preparation for Christmas? Because, “it gives us vision of our lives as Christians and shows us the possibilities of life.” (catholic.org: What is Advent) Wow! “notable person, thing, or event” – “vision of our lives” – “possibilities of life”! This is serious – and inviting.
The view of life presented to us in Advent through the readings is twofold – it looks back to the first coming of Christ in a manger, in Bethlehem. And it looks forward to when Christ will come again.
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School Days, School Days!
Visit School Site
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Sundays at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Mass in Spanish: 2nd Sunday of each month
at 12:30 p.m.
Check the bulletin for times of weekday Masses, Holy Day Masses, Masses for the hearing impaired.
-Thanksgiving Bread Exchange information here.
-Questions and Answers about Enhanced Offertory and Online Giving are available on the News and Events page.…Click here.
-The Holiday Worship Schedule covering Thanksgiving Day through New Years Day may be viewed on the News and Events page.…Click here.
-ADVENT WREATH CANDLE
LIGHTING – Advent begins on November 30th/December 1st this year. Please consider bringing a little light to our Advent Liturgies this year. You, your family, your neighbors and friends are invited to light the candles of the Advent Wreath as each Mass begins. The sign-up book is on the hospitality table in the Gathering Hall.
“If everyone would light just one little candle . . . ”
-The handouts from Fr. Steve’s Fall Formation series are now available online. Click here.
-Forms for the 2015 Stewardship of Treasure are available online in the New Promises section here.
-The Lector Workbooks for the new liturgical year that begins 30 November 2014 are available for pick-up at the corner desk in the Gathering Space. The books are labeled, so please pick up your copy no later than the weekend of 22-23 November 2014.
-The Synodal Declaration by Archbishop Listecki may be seen on the archdiocesan website at this location: Synodal Declaration
-St. Joseph Parish has an opening for a part-time Cleaning Assistant. …more details
-Advance Health Care Planning …more details