The Sunday Next Before Advent November 20, 2016

INSTRUCTION ON THE FAITH: Can you offer a fuller explanation on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost?

HOLIDAY BAKE SALE TODAY – NOVEMBER 20
Today is the long awaited Holiday Bake Sale. Please stop by the display on the patio and check out what St. Anne’s Guild (ACW) has prepared.

ADVENT TABLE—TODAY, NOVEMBER 20 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Do you need Advent candles and/or wreaths? An Advent Calendar? Reading for Advent? 2017 Ordo Kalendar? Stop by the Advent Table next Sunday while visiting the Bake Sale.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 9:30 AM
Please note there will be no Mass on Wednesday evening, November 23.

REVISED CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST REHEARSAL IS TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 21 AT 6:30 PM
The following is the REVISED rehearsals in preparation for the Christmas Pageant on Sunday, 12/11/ 2016:
Monday, November 21 @ 6:30 am
Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:30 pm
Monday, December 5 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 2:00 pm (with microphones)

CLASS IN ADVENT ON THE INCARNATION, WEDNESDAYS, NOV. 30th – Dec. 14th
The text for this class will be St. Athanasius’ monumental work, “The Incarnation of the Word of God.” Here we have a positive summary of the faith, written by an apologist heavyweight both of his own era of the 300’s AD and that of our own. This class is a wonderful way to make good on the call of Advent in preparing to welcome anew the Incarnate Lord into our lives strengthening our understanding of the “faith once delivered.” The class consists of 3 sessions, held Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. The book is $8. Sign-up sheet on the patio. Speak to Fr. Hines for more information.

CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME TO BEAUTIFY OUR CHURCH?
Volunteers needed. Extra hands needed to decorate inside the church and outside around the church grounds. Please join us for set up on Saturday, December 10, 9:00-1:00 pm

RED WAGON PANTRY – NOVEMBER IS THANKSGIVING MONTH!
If you know of someone in need of food, please speak to Fr. Hines so the food pantry can assist. For November, the Red Wagon is accepting Food Gift Certificates from any grocery store or cash donations as well as food donations.

BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS, A DISCUSSION GROUP, LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
This discussion group meets each Sunday, 9:15 – 10:15 am in the middle Sunday school classroom with Ann Whitfield as facilitator. Please bring a Bible (any version) and perhaps a notebook a notebook in order to keep track of what the Spirit is saying. Also please bring a folding chair from one of the other classrooms. Men and women are invited. Just come when you are able.

GREETING VISITORS – STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL!!!
The ministry of being a Greeter is more important and rewarding than you may realize. It is important to make visitors feel welcome. Just saying “hello,” asking visitors to sign the guest book, and giving them a small gift helps people feel comfortable. If you are interested in helping with this important project, please speak with Ann Whitfield.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, December 11 Sunday School Christmas Pageant, after 10:30 Mass
Sunday, December 18 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 24 Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, 11:00 pm
Sunday, December 25 Nativity of our Lord, Mass at 9:00 am

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday, November 21 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 23 NO SERVICE, RESCHEDULED TO THANKSGIVING DAY
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9:30 am
Sunday, November 27 Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Biblical Reflections, 9:15 – 10:15 am, middle classroom
Sunday School and Nursery During 10:30 am Service
Choir Practice 9:15 – 10:15 am

 

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