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AND…..Just like that welcome to Advent!!!

We hope that everyone was able to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families.  November was a busy month for the children of our parish: we finished our acolyte training and now have welcomed back acolytes to the altar.  (We will have acolyte training again after the holidays for the kids in 3rd grade and higher), the children participated in our service on Stewardship Sunday and they did a fantastic job!!!  And let’s not forget the kick off to the holiday season, with gingerbread house decorating!

But we are all very excited for this Advent season!  Each week we will light our advent wreath in chapel as we wait for Christmas. On Sunday, December 4th, we will have our collection for the Mary Brennan Inn.  Please bring in a non-perishable food item for the collection. We are bringing back an old favorite…. our annual Christmas pageant! The pageant will be held during the 10:30 am service on Sunday, December 18th. Rehearsals will continue on Sunday, December 4th and   Sunday, December 11th immediately after the 10:30 am services. We will also need volunteers to assist with the costumes. We have them just need volunteers to help with fitting the children, Thank you!  And during our 5pm Christmas Eve Family service our children will be participating in doing the reading, ushering and musical.  If you are going to attend this service please let me know.

Also, our parish shop is all ready Christmas, so don’t forget to stop by and do some of your Christmas shopping.  The shop is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am-5pm.

And finally, let’s not forget the Christmas Eve services, 5pm is the family service and 10:30pm will be the candlelight service.  As well as a Christmas Day service at 9:30am.

Please make a note that there will be no Sunday School classes on Sunday December 25th or Sunday, January 1st.  Sunday School will resume on Sunday, January 8th, with a children’s prayer breakfast!

We hope to see you at our Advent festivities!!  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.  If you have any suggestions for fun or would like to volunteer please feel free to contact myself or Father Kevin


Lisa Chiara

Director of Christian Formation