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Epiphany House Blessing

  On the Feast of the Epiphany, it is customary to bless your home for the year with chalk blessed during Mass. Please be sure to pick up a piece of chalk after Mass on the weekend of 1/2 January 2021 and use the Rite below.     Epiphany House Blessing   Leader:            Peace be to this house. All:      And to all who dwell herein. Leader:            From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol

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Christmas Novena Begins 16 December!

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires (mention request[s] here). Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. A longer version of the Novena with reflections is available at Pray More Novenas

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Holy Family Novena Begins 17 December

  The Feast of the Holy Family is the first Sunday after Christmas. For 2021, it is the day after Christmas! The Holy Family consists of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. They serve as a holy example for our families and us. As Blessed Pope Paul VI said, we meditate on the Holy Family that it may “teach us what family life is, its communion of love, its austere and simple beauty, and its sacred and inviolable character.” In this novena, we will reflect on different aspects of the members of the Holy Family and different events that took place in

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Advent Devotions

During the Holiday Season, it is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of it all. Advent is the time for quiet preparation of our hearts for the coming of the Lord. Take some time to enter more deeply in the the Season of Advent with these blessings and activities: Blessing of the Advent Wreath: The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the

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