NOVEMBER 16, 2014
The saint’s memorial and feast days for this week are:
Monday – Elizabeth of Hungary
Tuesday – Dedication of the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul & Rose Philippine Duchesne
Friday – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday – Cecilia
The Altar Rosary Society is holding its Fall Bake Sale today. Stop by & pick up a delicious homemade treat.
Gift cards are on sale as you leave Mass. Remember, this will help our school financially so please participate in this program. If you are donating food/gift cards to the Caritas Ministry, purchase from this program and perform 2 stewardship acts in one.
Our Advent Retreat in English begins on November 30th. It will be a turning point in your life and will help you fully rejoice in the birth of our Lord if you open your heart to God’s grace. Please make plans to attend.
Have a wonderful week.
PARISH ADVENT RETREAT PRAYER
God, Our Father, we offer you praise and thanksgiving for all the many gifts you have given us through Jesus, Your Son. We thank you especially for the Gift of our parish Advent Retreat.
Loving and gracious God, quiet our minds and hearts, that we may be open to the gift of your truth. Grant that our Advent Retreat may be:
A time of Grace for all,
A time of growth for the young,
A time of refreshment for the old,
A time of renewal for families,
A time of healing for the broken,
A time of joy for the sorrowing,
A time of challenge for the complacent,
A time of forgiveness for the sinner,
A time of strength for the holy,
A time of homecoming for those who have been away.
Grant, most loving God that our Advent Retreat may bring down your richest blessings on each and every member of our parish community.
We pray through the intercession of Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help, in the name of Jesus who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.