Reconciliation Opportunities During Advent

Father Nickolai will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the following times in Church:

  • Saturdays 4-4:45PM

    • Nov. 28

    • Dec. 5

    • Dec. 12

    • Dec. 19

  • Additional Opportunities TBA

  • By appointment - contact the parish office.

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.

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As we enter the season of Advent this year on Sunday, November 29th, our St. Vincent DePaul Society will continue the tradition of offering parishioners and friends the opportunity to share some Christmas joy with families in our community.  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.  


We invite you to select ornaments from the trees after weekend or weekday Masses between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6. Anyone who is not able to attend Mass in-person during this time, but would still like to grant a specific child’s wish may contact the parish office for assistance.  If you would like to support the Giving Tree Program in general, you can also send a check with “Advent Giving Tree” in the memo line or use this Online Giving Link to make an online donation: 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 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.

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