DECEMBER 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent
“Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”
The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality
This month’s Lighthouse CD is The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality by Matthew Kelly.
This is a very inspiring talk about the basics of living the Catholic faith. In this CD, Matthew explains seven of the “pillars” of our faith, and why they are so important. This talk will help re-energize your spiritual life, and help you learn practical ways to incorporate the seven pillars into your everyday life.
If it would be easier for you to listen to this (or any other Lighthouse CD talk) as an MP3, rather than on CD, please talk to me.
Other Advent thoughts…
Confessions will be available on the four Sundays of Advent between the 8am and 10am Masses (so approximately 9:10 – 9:50am). I wanted to make it easy for people to be able to stay after Mass or come early to Mass and go to confession during this wonderful season of preparing for the coming of Christ.
We are also adding a few weekday evening Masses during Advent. I encourage you to come as a family after work and school. The dates of our evening Masses are:
Tuesday, December 4th – 6pm
Tuesday, December 11th – 6pm
Thursday, December 20th – 6pm
If you do not yet have an Advent calendar, I encourage you to grab one from the back of church. These calendars have one short scripture verse for each day leading up to Christmas. I especially encourage using these if you still have children at home.
Advent wreaths are another wonderful way to celebrate this season. Lighting one candle each week leading up to Christmas helps us grow in anticipation for the coming of Christ, the Light of the World.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke