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Advent at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Advent is a season of Hope and Anticipation. It is a season of longing and preparation for Jesus coming into our lives in a deeper and more profound way. Many of us have personal devotions and practices throughout Advent, such as lighting the Advent Wreath at meals.

This advent we will have Vespers (Evening Prayer) with a Special Presentation given by Father Nickolai on the Shroud of Turin as it relates to our faith and the coming Lord.

Please join us the 1st Wednesday in Advent
Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm in Church


Sunday, December 8 at noon in church
Advent Communal Penance Service

The wonderful season of Advent begins Sunday, December 1st. That means our Advent giving trees are set up with all the hopeful wishes of many eager children and three organizations. There will be ornaments on the trees from now until after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, December 8th (one full week including two weekends). Don’t hesitate to take your ornaments early.


Besides the Christmas wishes of children on the colorful red and green ornaments, the following organizations are also asking for assistance: TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry), will be collecting paper products and cleaning supplies, OLI (Our Lady’s Inn) will need items for pregnant women and their children, ages 1-13, SVDP (St. Vincent DePaul Society) could use monetary gifts to help our neighbors with utility bills, etc. A full list of items is listed on the back side of the square pink, purple and blue organization ornaments on the trees.

Christmas gifts for the children can be returned wrapped or unwrapped. Just remember to please attach the ornament you take off the tree to your gift so we will know to whom it belongs. PLEASE DO NOT TAPE ORNAMENT COMPLETELY TO THE PACKAGE. We need to be able to read both sides of the ornament to send it to the right family. ALL donations will be collected before and after all Saturday and Sunday Masses the weekend of December 14th and 15th, in the upper parking lot, Door #1. We ask that all gifts be returned by Noon on Sunday, December 15th, since they will be distributed to the families that same afternoon.

All of us in the St. Rose St. Vincent DePaul Society thank you in advance for your generosity and good will. May you all have a blessed Christmas.

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