Starts: November 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Ends: December 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM


A four-week Bible study will be led by Parishoner Janie Brown beginning Wed., Nov. 28th at 7:00 pm. The class is no charge as there are no books to order. A clipboard is located at the back of the church or on the patio, if you are interested.

Advent, a season of four Sundays, opens the Church year. The season begins on the 4th Sunday before Christmas (the Sunday closest to St. Andrew’s Day, November 30) and ends on Christmas Eve. The observance of Advent originated in France during the fourth century.

The duration of the season varied from four to seven weeks until the Bishop of Rome in the sixth century set the season at four weeks. In ancient times Advent was strictly observed: every Christian was required to attend church service and fast daily.

The word, Advent, consists of two Latin words: ad – venire, “to come to.” Advent’s message is that God in Christ is coming to the world. The Message of Advent is to “prepare.” The Lord is coming whether the world is ready or not. For those unprepared, his coming means judgment. For those ready for his coming, it means salvation.

It has been said that if we do not know the Jesus of the Scriptures we meet a stranger in the Mass.” Please take advantage of this devotional study during Advent. Immerse yourself in God’s Word that you might invite anew the Incarnate Word into your hearts at the upcoming Feast of His Nativity.