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2022 Advent Mission, Week One

Posted on November 29, 2022 in: ADVENT

2022 Advent Mission, Week One
The Advent Mission is an opportunity for us as individuals to deepen our faith, take up the call to conversion, and renew our commitment to the newborn Christ and His Church. Please join us as we explore the themes of anticipation, incarnation, new life, and new beginnings. Each Tuesday night Nov...

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How Did Advent Come to Be on the Church Calendar?
The word “Advent” derives from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” During Advent, we await the anniversary of Jesus’ coming in human flesh as a baby born to Mary. We also wait vigilantly for the second coming of Christ, who could arrive at our doorstep at any moment. ...

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Begin by Saying Yes to the Lord

Posted on November 25, 2022 in: ADVENT

Begin by Saying Yes to the Lord
There are few things more frustrating as a parent than trying to give your child a gift or help them experience something new, but, due to fatigue, confusion, diaper rash or distraction, they aren’t capable of receiving the offer. They fight, scream and even beg for the thing you want to gi...

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Let the Light of Christ Shine in the World
As the father of four young children, I am routinely subjected to the mild torture of car rides filled with the dulcet tones of children’s songs. Sure, “Silly Songs with Larry” and the occasional Disney anthem prompt my voice to join the cacophony emanating from the back seats, but...

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How Do I Pray For Someone to Come Back to God This Advent?
First of all, don’t worry about what words to use when you begin to pray for someone who has been away from the Lord – from the Church – for a long time. Just talk to God about the situation as you would to a good friend. In your own words, tell God your fear, your concern, perhaps...

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The Make a Memory Christmas Stocking Project - Donations Wanted
The Office of Faith Events is sponsoring... The Make a Memory Christmas Stocking Project We invite every family to make a Christmas Stocking that will be delivered to a soup kitchen/shelter in the Norwich Diocese for children who would not otherwise receive a stocking. Include items like can...

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Celebrate: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12
Celebrate with us! The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monday 12 December 2022 Cathedral of St. Patrick 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT 6:30pm Bilingual Rosary 7:00pm Eucharistic Celebration (Bilingual) The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote Bishop of Norwich Principal Celebrant Please join...

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Sacred Heart on the Lake to Offer Advent Retreats
Sacred Heart on the Lake Retreat Center, Higganum, is offering two Advent Retreats: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd from 10:00 to 3:00 Retreat Theme:  A Season of Hope and Trust $35.- Full Luncheon included Presenter- Sr. Lany Jo Smith, ASCJ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th from 10:00 to 3:00 ...

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