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Advent Begins December 1st

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PRAYER & FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

12 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration - Friday, December 13 from 9:00am—9:00pm

An extended period of Adoration will be offered to give all parishioners the opportunity to spend time in prayer, in an effort to make ourselves ready to welcome the Lord this Christmas.  Sign up online or in the Narthex for an hour of prayer.

 

ADVENT COMMUNITY NIGHTS

Tuesdays in December (3rd, 10th, and 17th) 

  • 5pm: Mass
  • 5:30-6pm: Dinner
  • 6-7pm: Bible Study
  • 7-7:30pm: Eucharistic Adoration

 

To help us keep our focus on Jesus Christ this Advent season, we encourage you to participate in our Advent Community Nights.  We will meet on Tuesdays, Immediately following the 5pm Mass, we will have dinner followed by a Bible Study.  We have a separate Bible Study program for your children, and teenagers are invited to join the adults, so your entire family can participate.  Following the Bible Study, we are offering 30 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration.  Our adult Bible Study will focus on the story of Christmas in St. Matthew’s and St. Luke’s Gospel, and Mary’s role in the infancy narratives.  To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP no later than December 2nd by calling the Church or emailing Natasha Virnig at natasha.virnig@sfxcrossplains.org.  We hope to see you there! 

GIVING TREE

We are partnering with St. Vincent de Paul for this year’s giving tree, in order to provide Christmas gifts for those in need.  Please select a tag from the tree in the narthex & bring your unwrapped gift to Church no later than Sunday, December 1. 

 

CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP OUTREACH

Each year, the Community Concerns Commission delivers homemade Christmas cookies to members of our Parish who are homebound, living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or going through difficult times. 

 

  Participate By:

Baking Drop off homemade cookies by 6:00pm on Thursday, December 5

Cookie Packaging 6:00pm Thursday, December 5 – St. Francis Xavier Fellowship Hall

Cookie Delivery Friday, December 6  - Sunday, December 8

 

Sign-up in the back of Church or contact Deb O’Brien at (608) 235-6949.