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Advent 2019

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Joseph by Father Mark Tours

Be still and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Joseph

Journey with Joseph and Mary this Advent Season

Let us prepare our hearts and minds for the Coming of Our Lord! Embrace the journey by traveling with Joseph and Mary through the first Advent. In this beautifully written book, author Father Mark Tours, presents daily meditations, bible readings, questions to ponder, prompts to pray and journal. We are invited to create our own oasis of prayer and devotion away from the hound of commercialism barking at our heels this Christmas season. Now is the time to rest in the Lord. Preparation facilitates a less stress-filled Advent. One way to do this is to have a plan. In business there is a phrase, ‘plan your work and work your plan’. Using this advice, we are asked to answer 5 questions and watch a weekly video which sets the stage for our daily encounters with Jesus. Each day we just show up for our encounter with God.

If you have not picked up your family’s copy of Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Joseph please do so in the church narthex.

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Thank you Knights of Columbus for sponsoring this Advent Program!

In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Twelve years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


REMINDER: Please bring your Mass Journal and a pen to Mass every weekend! (Saturday/Sunday)


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