Advent

ADVENT OFFERING CHALLENGE

The Advent season prepares us for Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 27, 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!

2022-11-27
Reach out to someone (family or friend) you haven't spoken to in a long time. Inquire about their well being. Pray for that person.
2022-11-28
Read the corporal works of mercy. Pick one that you find most challenging to do and go do it.
2022-11-29
Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and pray for the physical and spiritual needs of your Parish community at St. Callistus
2022-11-30
Pray the prayer of St. Francis for peace in your family, community, and the world.
2022-12-01
Read and reflect on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). Find ways to apply the Beatitudes in your daily life.
2022-12-02
Participate in First Friday Adoration or visit a Church today. Spend time with God even for a short time.
2022-12-03
Attend the Healing Mass today and offer it for the sick, dying and in need of healing in our families and communities.
2022-12-04
Offer a sacrifice and pray for all the members of your family today.
2022-12-05
Share family memories of past Christmases. How had Jesus touched your hearts? How have you felt God’s love through others?
2022-12-06
Celebrate St. Nicholas’ feast day by giving small gifts (candy or cards) to your family and neighbors.
2022-12-07
Do something to make someone else’s holiday season better this year by volunteering at a local shelter, soup kitchen, food bank or the Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul ministry.
2022-12-08
Go to Mass in gratitude for Mary’s intercession or pray the rosary.
2022-12-09
Make snack bags for people at a shelter or collect warm coats or blankets to give to the homeless.
2022-12-10
Visit the sick or elderly in a nursing home.
2022-12-11
Visit the sick or elderly in a nursing home.
2022-12-12
Pray for an increase in religious vocations in the world and especially for our Diocese (Oakland) through the intercession of our Lady of Guadalupe.
2022-12-13
Participate in the holy rosary at 6:30pm in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
2022-12-14
Donate part of your weekly allowance or weekly pay to help Catholic Relief Services or Catholic Charities.
2022-12-15
Listen to Christmas music and meditate on the joy and hope that Jesus’ birth brings.
2022-12-16
Pray for the Catholic Missionaries and do something that can help those doing a mission.
2022-12-17
Go to Confession and ask for God’s forgiveness.
2022-12-18
Read and meditate on the Gospel of Luke chapter 2.
2022-12-19
Reach out and thank someone who has been a good influence in your life.
2022-12-20
Learn and recite a prayer that you do not know by heart.
2022-12-21
Read a religious book. Share your insights from the book with your family during Advent and Christmas.
2022-12-22
Clean up a mess that somebody else made without complaining. Offer it up!
2022-12-23
Attend a weekday Mass.
2022-12-24
Attend St. Callistus Church’s Children’s Liturgy at 5:30pm or pray for the children in our Parish.
2022-12-25
Happy Christmas and enjoy time with your loved ones!