FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner

ADVENT PARISH MISSION

“The Eucharist: Gift and Challenge”

By Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP.S.

M. Div from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge

Massachusetts, Studied at Graduate Theological Union, Berkley,

California. Popular preacher with experience as seminary

formation director and nearly 25 years as pastor of parishes

throughout the country.

DECEMBER 9

LIVING THE EUCHARISTIC PRESENCE OF JESUS

 The Wonder of Jesus’ Presence in the Eucharist

 The Promise of Jesus’ Eternal Covenant

 Eucharist: Perfect Prayer of Gratitude

 Becoming the Living body and Blood of Jesus

4 PM—5 PM—Talk in the church.

Complimentary chicken dinner to follow

DECEMBER 10

LIVING THE EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE OF JESUS

 Jesus’ Personal Love for Us Revealed in the Eucharist

 The Eucharist Empowers Us to Forgive

 Becoming the Living Sacrifice We receive in the Eucharist

 Keeping ;the Commitment of the Eucharist

11 AM- NOON Talk in the church followed by a Soup & Salad Luncheon.

7PM—8 PM– Morning talk is repeated followed by a Social.

DECEMBER 11

LIVING THE EUCHARISTIC MISSION OF JESUS

 Being the Welcoming Presence of Jesus

 Our Mission to Make the Kingdom of God Alive in Our World

 The Eucharist as a Sign of the Eternal Banquet of Heaven

11:OO ANOINTING MASS followed by a talk and Soup & Salad Luncheon.

7 PM—8 PM Morning talk is repeated followed by a Social

 

Enjoy Advent, it’s a time to prepare for Christmas in ways other than shopping!

ADVENT IS NOT A TIME FOR JUST SITTING AROUND AND WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS. LISTED BELOW ARE SEVERAL WAYS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO “GIFT WRAP” YOUR TIME AND TALENT AND MAKE CHRISTMAS, 2018, SPECIAL FOR YOU AND OTHERS. TAKE A PEAK BELOW AND SEE WHAT GIFTS YOU MAY WANT TO ENJOY!

DECK THE HALLS—Preparing the Way

Opportunities abound in December to help prepare our parish setting for Christmas. Consider the following as an invitation to get involved:

BATTLE OF THE BEARS commences on Thursday, December 13th at 9:30 AM in the Gathering Space. Come and help get these fur balls to behave with Santa.

DECORATING THE SANCTUARY will take place on Friday, December 21st at 1 PM.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS—Generous Hands

HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES will continue offering Christmas greetings to women and men in our Armed Forces around the world. Stop by the Gathering Space to send a card now until December 16th!

THE GIVING TREE continues to help troubled young women, disadvantaged Seniors, and inner city families each year. Gifts are being received up to December 12th at St. Kateri for these charities.

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR—Healing & Wholeness

People can come closer to God and one another in this Advent Season. Below are some ways that might be helpful for you:

CHARISMATIC PRAYER each Friday of December from 7:30 PM—9 PM in the St. Martha Room (Parish Hall).

AA MEETINGS; Sundays @ 2 PM, Tuesdays at 7 PM and Fridays at 8 PM. All in St. Kateri parish hall.

ADVENT COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES: December 15th St. Albert at 1 PM and 5PM for St. Kateri Family Faith Formation. December 17th Sacred Heart: 2 PM & 7 PM, December 19th St. Sebastian: 6 PM, December 22, St. Kateri at 11 AM .

PRIVATE CONFESSIONS each Saturday at 3 PM at St. Kateri.

COME ALL YE FAITHFUL—Time to Worship

Eucharist is God’s Gift to us. Besides the regular weekend Masses at St. Kateri, the following are special times to accept His offering.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE; December 12th at 9 AM.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Mass at 4 and 6 PM. Christmas Day at 10 AM.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: at 4 PM and NEW YEAR’S DAY at 10 AM

 

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