Advent

Click on the Advent wreath
for a beautiful, peacefull reflection
on Advent.




 

 GATHER THE KIDS AND GET READY FOR....... 

 

​In a hurry? Here's "Advent in 2 Minutes" from Busted Halo. Enjoy!       

       "Praying Advent" with Creighton University

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                                 Advent Credo​


 ​It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss -​
This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life;

​It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination, hunger and poverty, death and destruction -
This is true: i have come that they may have life, and that abundantly.

​It is not true that violence and hatred should have the last word, and that war and destruction rule forever -
​This is true: Unto us a child is born, unto to us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, his name shall be called wonderful councilor, mighty God, the Everlasting, The Prince of Peace.

It is not true that we are simply victims of the powers of evil who seek to rule the world -
This is true: To me is given authority in heaven and on earth, and lo I am with you, even until the end of the world.

​It is not true that we have to wait for those who are specially gifted, who are the prophets of the Church before we can be peacemakers -
​This is true: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall have dreams.

​It is not true that our hopes for liberation of humankind, of justice, of human dignity of peace are not meant for this earth and for this history -
​This is true: The hour comes, and it is now, that the true worshipers shall worship God in spirit and in truth.

​So let us enter Advent in hope, even hope against hope. Let us see visions of love and peace and justice. Let us affirm with humility, with joy, with faith, with courage: Jesus Christ-the life of the world.

From ​Testimony: The Word Made Flesh, ​ by Daniel Berrigan, S.J.  Orbis Books, 2004

 

 

 

 

In our parish during Advent:

DOVES Trees in east gathering area. Christmas trees decorated with paper doves, each listing an item which will be donated to DOVES, an organization that serves and supports those who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault/abuse. See bulletin for more details.  

Advent Baby Shower Crib, set up in east and west gathering area. Recieving new and gently used baby items and clothing from newborn - 5T. See bulletin for more details. 

 

 

Lots of great Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids from
"Catholic Icing"