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This year our parish Advent theme is "Glimmers of Grace" As we reflect on the ways that grace enters our lives throughout the year and especially during this season we encourage you to take advantage of all of the opportunities coming up this Advent:

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  • Friday 7 December at 7:00PM
  • Saturday 8 December at 10:00AM
  • Regional Reconciliation Services

  • 17 December, Saint Katharine Drexel, 7:00PM
  • 18 December, Holy Family (Middletown), 7:00PM
  • Christmas Mass Schedule:

  • Christmas Eve: 4:00PM, 6:00PM, 9:00PM
  • Christmas Day: 10:00AM
  • Advent Prayer:

  • Rosary will be prayed before all weekend Masses (come 30 minutes before the start of Mass)
  • Two Advent Booklets provided: Personal Reflection & Family Activities
  • "At Home With the Word" (Information Center) can be used to prepare the weekend scripture readings at home before coming to Mass
  • Advent Care for the Poor:

  • Christmas Basket Program
  • Alternate Giving Catalog
  • Advent Adult and Family Ministry:

  • Saturday 2 December @2:00 PM - - Christmas Wafer (Oplatki) Blessing
  • Saturday 8 December @6:15PM -- Kate's Cinema "The Man Who Invented Christmas"
  • Saturday 8 December @7:30PM -- Frederick Children's Chorus Winter Concert
  • Sunday 9 Decemeber @11:00AM Mass -- Blessing of Expectant Parents
  • Sunday 9 December @2:00PM -- Frederick Children's Chorus Winter Concert
  • Sunday 9 December @5:30PM -- Lessons and Carols
  • Sunday 16 December @7:00PM -- "Almost Christmas" Pageant
  • Below are some great online resources to aid you in making this Advent something special:

  • Busted Halo's 2-minute refresher on what Advent is about
  • Advent Conspiracy... another great video about the season
  • Our online "Stations of the Creche"
  • An online Advent Calendar from Busted Halo
  • And a printable children's one from the Loyola Press
  • A bit about the tradition of the Advent wreath
  • And information about the Jesse Tree
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