2018 Advent Schedule
As we begin Advent, we begin a new liturgical year, and in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we focus on beginning anew in our preparation for Christ to come into our hearts. Here at St. Michael’s, we have a number of different opportunities for you to do this!
- Wednesday Night Confession and Masses – Weekday Mass is a great way to prepare ourselves spiritually, as is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Each week in Advent, we will offer additional Confession times at 5:30 pm, with Mass at 6:30 pm.
- Advent Reflection Books – daily reflections from Bishop Robert Barron on the daily Mass readings.
- Dec. 2 – Advent by Tail Light – an Advent tailgate for men as we prepare ourselves and our families for Christmas.
- Dec. 6 – Shining Bright, Ladies Night – an uplifting evening of community for women as we seek to prepare our hearts for Christ.
- Dec. 8 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – A Holy Day of Obligation, with Mass on Friday at 6:00 pm, and Saturday at 8:00 and 10:00 am.
- Dec. 8-9 – Respect Life Bake Sale – get some holiday goodies and support the pro-life efforts of the parish.
- Dec. 10 – Santa’s Workshop – an opportunity for kids to shop for Christmas gifts for their family members.
- Dec. 16 – Breakfast With Santa – Now that the workshop is empty, enjoy a pancake breakfast from the Knights of Columbus and a visit from Kris Kringle himself!
- Dec. 18 – Holy Cross Advent Concert – Join us for a beautiful presentation by the school children of Holy Cross Academy.
- Dec. 21 – Rorate Caeli Candlelight Mass – a special Mass by candlelight as we finish our final preparations for the coming of Christ.
- Christmas Masses – Mass times will be 4:00 and 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve, and 8:00 and 10:00 am on Christmas Day. Come to celebrate with us!
There’s a lot going on, as you can tell! We are offering some cards after Mass with all these events and more, so grab one today! I would challenge you not to let Advent slip away in shopping and Christmas parties, but to offer some time in prayer, reflection, and fellowship as we welcome Christ into our hearts and parish at Christmas!