ADVENT….. A TIME OF HOPE…..A YEAR OF GRACE
Advent invites me, you, everybody to acknowledge this: Dear God, the world is a mess, and my own life is less than whole. Something—NO—SOMEONE—is missing. We—I—really need YOU!
If you are willing to admit your life is not whole, that you need a rescuer, a helper, someone to intervene, and want a Savior:
PRAYER: These days of preparation during Advent is a great time to regularly spend some quiet time with God.
BIBLE: Read St. Matthew’s Gospel 5 minutes each Advent Day.
MASS: Participate in Sunday Mass and receive the Risen Christ in Holy Communion.
CONFESSION: Try to receive God’s loving forgiveness — available every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. and after Mass as announced on some Advent Sundays.
CHARITY: Advent is a time to share, love, remember, serve, forgive, help out, let people know you care for them.
A GIFT FROM YOUR PARISH!
So that we all might embrace Advent, and spend these holy days together waiting — in prayer, penance, and hope —for the appearance of Christ our Savior, please accept Matthew Kelly’s “Holy Moments” or “The Eucharist…20 Answers” or both, on the tables at the Church doors.
NEW MISSAL AND HYMNAL
The new Liturgical year begins this weekend with the First Sunday of Advent. For the coming Church year, Annunziata has purchased WORD & SONG 2023 from World Library Publications. WORD AND SONG has an extensive selection of songs for Mass to encourage congregational singing.
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