“Gaudete in Domino semper! Rejoice in the Lord always!” (Phil. 4) On Sunday we celebrate, Gaudete Sunday, which receives its name from the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians quoted in the Entrance Antiphon. It is also “Bambino Sunday.” I want to encourage everyone to bring the Christ Child from your manger scene to Mass this weekend and place it before the parish manger scene. During Mass all the images of the Christ Child will receive a special blessing as we continue our final Advent preparations for Christmas. It is also a beautiful way to connect your family
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 some of these tools: You can download a PDF of our Catholic Family Guide for a Holy and Advent and Christmas Season. It has lots of fun Advent devotions, prayers and also prayers and information on Christmastide devotions. Click Here! Running Christmas Errands? Need a good family movie? Make sure you
1. Say the Morning Offering first thing after you get up, dedicate the day to the glory of God. 2. Fifteen minutes of quiet prayer, preferably before the Blessed Sacrament, but this can be done at home or outside. Join Mary (Lk 10:38) and just sit at the feet of Jesus and listen. 3. Fifteen minutes of spiritual reading. This could be a systematic reading of the New Testament/ the lives of the Saints/ Catholic Catechism/ etc. 4. Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion in the state of grace (of course, this presumes a frequent trip to the confessional).
All Saints’ Day is Friday, 1 November 2019 and is an Holy Day of Obligation Masses will be celebrated at 12:05 pm & 6:30 pm in the Lower Cathedral Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint and join the procession at the 6:30 pm Mass! Join us at our All Saints’ Day Pizza Party in the Parish Hall following 6:30 pm Mass!! There will be fun games, prizes, pizza and candy! Bring a canned good for the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry.
Due to inclement weather and heavy rains the Marian Festival will not take place. Join us “under the tent” on Sunday 20 October 10:15-11:30 am for our Marian Oktoberfest! Sign up to bring a dish to share at: https://tinyurl.com/y6sv6mcs Monsignor Brovey will offer to enroll anyone who desires in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the 9am Mass on Sunday, 20 October. Please RSVP to the Parish Office at 843-724-8395 if you want a scapular provided or you may bring your own if you like. All children and adults interested in learning