We light the second Advent candle this weekend as John the Baptist calls us to prepare the Lord’s Way. The Parish Advent Reconciliation Service is this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. A good, honest and sincere Christmas confession is a very good way to prepare for the Lord’s special coming to us at Christmas!
This Wednesday, December 12, is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will have a special bilingual school Mass at 9:00 a.m. The children have been learning Spanish prayers and hymns. We will unite our prayers on Wednesday with the people of Mexico and children of Mary throughout the Americas. It is an especially good day to remember and pray through Mary’s intercession for those among our countries who find themselves poor and persecuted, immigrants and refugees searching for a better life.
Please note that Friday December 14 is the deadline for both the Angel tree gifts (unwrapped!) as well as registrations and payment for the January Dulut pilgrimage. These can be brought anytime this week to the office.
We are forming a committee and network of parishioners who will be doing an ongoing assessment of safety concerns for our church and school and all parish events. I thank Al Keller who is chairing the committee and all who came last Thursday evening for an initial walk through of our facilities. One observation they immediately made: there are so many unlocked doors throughout! They have made a recommendation that the door to the parish office center should remain locked and that we utilize the buzzer that has been placed to the left as you approach the offices. The Eucharistic chapel door should also be locked from the church side at all times….so if you are accustomed to going into the chapel from the church, know that you may be locked out of church if you shut the door behind you when you enter the chapel. It was recommended to also install a bell that rings in the office area when a person comes through the front entrance of the building, so that we are aware someone has entered. I will keep you updated on recommendations and the changes that will be implemented. Advent Blessings!
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Parish Office Hours
9:00am-4:00pm (closed noon hour)
Weekend Mass Times
8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 4 Wednesdays)
Fifth Wednesdays - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am