ADVENT OFFERING CHALLENGE
The Advent season prepares us for Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 28, the parishioners are asked to make a prayer or sacrifice each day until Christmas Eve. Please check the list below. Each of your sacrifice and/or prayers will gain you a straw to place on the crib where our baby Jesus will rest.
Straws will be available in the vestibule and we invite you to come up to the altar after mass to place on the crib.
By Christmas, the baby Jesus will rest on all the straws we have offered!
Say something nice to someone.
Read the corporal works of mercy and make a list of ways you can act them out.
Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and pray for the conversion of sinners.
Pray the prayer of St. Francis for peace in the world.
Read the Beatitudes.
Go to Adoration, feel the presence of God close to you, even if it's for a short period of time.
Make a card for a person in a nursing home or to an elderly or visit them.
Pray for all the members in your family today by reciting a prayer or offering a sacrifice.
Celebrate St. Nicholas Feast day by giving small gifts or candies to your children/ grandchildren or in your neighborhood.
Share family memories of past Christmases. How had Jesus touched your hearts? How have you felt His love through others?
Recite a rosary as a family to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
Do something to make someone else's holiday season better this year.
Make snack bags for people at a shelter/ "on the go" bags to handout to the homeless.
Participate in a community event.
Read and meditate the Gospel of Luke chapter 2.
Put some coins in the poor box today and help someone in need.
Read one book of the Bible.
Thank someone who has been a good influence in your life.
Pray for the missionaries and do something that can help those doing a mission.
Listen to Christmas music while doing a task you have been putting off.
Go for confession and cleanse yourself.
Read a religious book individually or as a family.
Memorize a prayer that you don't already know by heart.
Pray for increase in religious vocations while doing your chores.
Clean up a mess that somebody else made (without complaining).
Go to a weekday Mass.
Take time to talk about Jesus, the Light of the World to a person or more.
ENJOY CHRISTMAS AND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES