SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT                                                                                      DEC. 7, 2014

 

  GO INTO THE DESERT, WILLINGLY

         Consider the difficult times in your life to be the desert of today's Gospel reading.  In Advent, we are invited to go confidently into our personal desert.  There God is with us.  There we can know that God is inviting us along a path through our desert.

         During Advent, consider the conflicts between nations as desert events, out of which our world can emerge with new life.  The church invites us to look at this desert knowing that God is with us.  We are to trust the Spirit of God to show us a straight road to life beyond the desert. 

        During Advent, learn from giants of life in the desert, Christ Jesus, John the Baptist, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II and all the saints. May

their stories inspire us to willingly live our desert moments and the desert moments of our world.

 

                           Francis J. Abbas          

                               Parish Priest      

       MASS SATURDAYS 4 PM SUNDAYS 10 AM

             

                DAILY MASS 10 AM IN THE GLEBE

            

                  CONFESSIONS SATURDAY 2 PM

 

            A SUGGESTION FOR ADVENT:

  pray the Rosary, with your household

  CONFESSION AT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS

      PENITENTIAL SERVICE Sunday Dec. 14 at 7pm

      PRIVATE CONFESSION  Sunday Dec 20 from 10 – 3

                  CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES:

                  Christmas Eve, 7 pm

                  Christmas Day, 10 am

 

  DIACONATE Those interested in being deacions

   might call Fr. Bedford 539-6188.

   COALITION FOR JUSTICE wants children's books

   Ph. Celia 567-6285 Ann Marie 539-7353 Franklyn 562-0682.

  MEMORIAL CARDS for donations to our Cemetery

  upkeep and to our Renovation Fund are in the foyer

  EAST BAY LEGION BINGO Monday 7pm

                           PARISH SUPPORT

             November 30th      $ 1426.20             

                               Thank You

 

  2015 CHURCH ENVELOPES are now in the foyer.

  2015 CHURCH CALENDARS are avalable in the foyer.