COLLABORATIVE ADVENT RETREAT: December 14-16
Join us for this very special 3-night event, as we prepare to meet the Christ-child on Christmas. Night One, entitled "Mary Illuminated" will be presented by Fr. Paul Ritt in the context of Taizé Prayer. Night Two, entitled "The Role of Joseph" will be presented by Sue and Tim Muldoon, who co-authored a book on the subject of family spirituality entitled “Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home”. The retreat concludes on Night Three with a presentation by Kelley C. Borowy of Providence College entitled "The Role of John the Baptist". Give yourself and a friend or two an early Christmas gift.... time away from the hectic-ness of the secular Christmas Season to sit back and remember what the season is TRULY all about. This event will take place in the Church. See you there!
ANNUAL PARISH AUCTION: Sunday, December 20th
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN... The Annual Parish Auction! Start your Christmas shopping early by visiting the New Parish Center Lobby to make your silent bids. Then... join us downstairs following the 8:30 AM Mass on the 20th, for refreshments and your last chance to bid on your favorite items (bidding ends at 10:00) This is THE event of the year, and all proceeds benefit our Summer Youth Ministry Mission Trip! ALSO... looking for donations to be bid on from now through December 6th. Donation tags can be found in both the church vestibule and the New Parish Center lobby. Completed tags should be given to Fran Anderson. Thanks for your support! SEE YOU THERE!
THE 2015 GIVING TREE IS HERE
"God Loves a Cheerful Giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7) Beginning the weekend of November 21st/22nd, tags will be available for ‘picking’ off the tree. Wrapped gifts are due back no later than December 13th. We ask that you please return your gifts on time so that they can be delivered on time. For some, this is the ONLY outward sign of Christmas they will have, and they count on and greatly appreciate your generosity. Merry Christmas!
Epiphany: The Twelfth Day of Christmas Pageant will be held on January 3rd during our Parish Breakfast following the 8:30 Mass. We are looking for 1st through 6th graders to be animals, angels, stars and shepherds. In addition, we will need the help of 7th through 12th grade students to fill the roles of stage managers & set designers. To make this a success, we have set the deadline for sign-ups as November 30th. Rehearsals will be held on Saturday, December 12th & 19th from 10:00-11:30, and during Christmas Vacation on December 29th from 10:00-11:30, and if needed, on December 30th from 10:00-11:30. Dress Rehearsal is Saturday, January 2nd from 9:30-11:30. To register please fill out the registration form and hand in to Fran or email her at email@example.com.