Advent at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Reconciliation Opportunities During Advent
Father Nickolai will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the following times in Church:
Additional Opportunities TBA
By appointment - contact the parish office.
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.
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SRPD Society of
St. Vincent DePaul GIVING TREE PROGRAM -
PICK YOUR ORNAMENTS BY
DEC. 6 and
DROP OFF DONATED GIFTS BY
DEC. 20 at NOON
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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne for access to Advent Prayer Resources and Daily Reflections!
Find more resources for Advent at the USCCB Website.
Best Advent Ever -
Our Advent Giving Trees will be set up in the sanctuary in Church beginning with 5PM Mass on November 28th through Sunday, December 6th. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments containing the hopeful wishes of many eager children, with their specific requests listed on red and green ornaments. In addition, pink, purple and blue ornaments feature the needs of three wonderful service organizations: TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry) requests paper products and cleaning supplies, Our Lady’s Inn needs items for pregnant women and their children ages 1-13, and St. Vincent DePaul Society could use monetary gifts to help our neighbors with utility bills, etc.
There are several ways you can support the Giving Tree program this year:
If you are attending Mass in-person, please select paper ornaments from the trees that will be located on both sides of the altar. Follow social distancing guidelines while selecting an ornament.
If you are unable to attend in-person, we have established an online sign-up link where you can browse some of the children's gift wishes and select specific gifts you will provide. https://signup.com/go/YTUJzLs
If you want to grant a wish but prefer to let others do the shopping for you this year, monetary donations are welcome by sending a check to the parish office or donating online at https://www.osvhub.com/strpdparish/funds/advent-giving-tree These funds will be used to purchase gift cards from our parish TWB program for families, and volunteers will shop for any gifts on ornaments left on the trees after Dec. 6th.
ALL gifts and donations will be collected after all Masses on December 19-20 in the Parish Meeting Rooms. Gifts for children may be returned wrapped or unwrapped. Please remember to attach the ornament (or code from the online signup link) to your gift or donation so that we 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 your gift to the correct family. ALL gifts must be returned by noon on December 20th as they will be distributed to families that same afternoon.
All of us in the St. Rose St. Vincent De Paul Society thank you in advance for your generosity and good will. May you all have a blessed Christmas.