Joy To The World? Not Quite Yet!
While the radio starts playing Christmas songs the day after Thanksgiving, one way to observe the season of Advent is to wait to go all out on Christmas songs until Christmas Eve and the 12 days of Christmas. Instead, during Advent, you can sing or listen to traditional Advent Carols and modern Advent songs. These include songs such as:
'Hope for Everyone'
‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel!’
‘People Look East’
‘Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus’
‘Lo! He Comes, With Clouds Descending’
‘Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying’
‘Maria Walks Amid the Thorn’
Do you have a favorite Advent song?
How is Advent going for you? As we sometimes get caught up in the preparations for Christmas, maybe take 5 minutes in silence each day to spend time in prayer. Jesus always wants to hear from you! We are celebrating the birth of Jesus in the past, anticipating his arrival at the Second Coming in the future, and building a heart for Jesus in the present.
One way to continue to prepare ourselves for Advent is by receiving the
Sacrament of Reconciliation
and praying with Our Lord in
. You can do both these things at Holy Spirit on Wednesday December 16 & 23 from 5:30-6:30 PM @ Holy Spirit.
Advent Christmas Trivia Contest Last Call
Open to All Ages* This Saturday, December 12 at 7 PM via zoom.
Join the fun! Zoom link will be sent to all who RSVP Yes or Maybe
Are you going?
might be going.
I've Got the Joy of the Lord in my Heart!
Gaudete Sunday- December 13
The third week of Advent is Rejoice! or Gaudete (in Latin). We rejoice as we wait for the Savior with joyful anticipation. Where do you see joy in your life? How are you sharing joy with others?
Prepare our hearts
and remove the sadness
that hinders us from feeling
the joy and hope
which Your presence, and living for You
(From Creighton University)
Holy Spirit's Advent Project
Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic
Please pray for the clinic's volunteer staff of doctors and nurses, and pray for the people who are helped by the clinic.
If you'd like to offer a monetary gift, you may do so online on the parish website.
Visit the parish website for more information on the OLGFC.
on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00PM