ISSUE 01 | DECEMBER, 2021
These PDFs are handouts given to the Day of Recollection attendees. If attending livestreaming through FB or Zoom, you may download each. Participants through Zoom will likely have these documents shared during the 11/27 event, also:
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10:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. devotional prayers
Bring your bread and wine for blessing during the Thanksgiving
mass and Fr. Dante will bless it (keep it at the pews with you,
not placed on altar).
ADVENT SEASON BEGINS
Our new Liturgical year begins on the Vigil Mass of Saturday, November 27.
LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE DURING MASS SIGN-UP
Please sign-up to light the Advent Candle during the Advent Vigil and Sunday masses. The sign-up sheets will remain on a table in the vestibule until all the available slots are taken.
ADVENT OFFERING CHALLENGE
November 28 - December 24
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. Each of your sacrifice and/or prayers will gain you a straw to place on the crib where our baby Jesus will rest.
By Christmas, the baby Jesus will rest on all the straws offered.
Nov 28 – Say something nice to someone.
Nov 29 - Read the corporal works of mercy and make a list of ways you can act them out.
Nov 30 - Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and pray for the conversion of sinners.
Dec 1 - Pray the prayer of St. Francis for peace in the world.
Dec 2 - Read the Beatitudes.
Dec 3 - Go to Adoration, feel the presence of God close to you, even if it's for a short period
Dec 4 - Make a card for a person in a nursing home or to an elderly or visit them.
Dec 5 - Pray for all the members in your family today by reciting a prayer or offering a
Dec 6 - Celebrate St. Nicholas Feast day by giving small gifts or candies to your children/
grandchildren or in your neighborhood.
Dec 7 - Share as a family memories of past Christmases. How had Jesus touched your hearts?
How have you felt His love through others?
Dec 8 - Recite a rosary as a family to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of
Dec 9 - Do something to make someone else's holiday season better this year.
Dec 10 - Make snack bags for people at a shelter/ "on the go" bags to handout to the
Dec 11 - Participate in a community event.
Dec 12 - Read and meditate the Gospel of Luke chapter 2.
Dec 13 - Put some coins in the poor box today and help someone in need.
Dec 14 - Read one book of the Bible.
Dec 15 - Thank someone who has been a good influence in your life.
Dec 16 - Pray for the missionaries and do something that can help those doing a mission.
Dec 17 - Listen to Christmas music while doing a task you have been putting off.
Dec 18 - Go for confession and cleanse yourself.
Dec 19 - Read a religious book individually or as a family.
Dec 20 - Memorize a prayer that you don't already know by heart.
Dec 21 - Pray for increase in religious vocations while doing your chores.
Dec 22 - Clean up a mess that somebody else made (without complaining).
Dec 23 - Go to a weekday Mass.
Dec 24 - Take time to talk about Jesus, the Light of the World to a person or more.
Dec 25 – ENJOY CHRISTMAS AND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES