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Celebrant for December 12 & 13th is Father Larry Tharp

posted Dec 8, 2015, 8:22 AM by Kathy Middendorf

Pastoral Region Advent Communal Penance Service is Wednesday


The Advent Penance service is Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church.  There will be multiple priests present to hear confessions. 


Pre-Baptism Program (Time change for December)


The infant pre-baptism program is the second Monday of each month.  The first Monday of this month is December 14.  We have First Reconciliation at 7:00 p.m. in Church so I will not be able to be downstairs for pre-baptism until 8:30 p.m.  We usually start at 8:00 p.m. but because of first confessions we will begin just this one time at 8:30 p.m.


Reflection on Scripture


The Third Sunday of Advent is often referred to as Gaudete Sunday, referred to as such because the first word of the Introit in the Tridentine Mass for this Sunday was “Gaudete.”   Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin.  With the Third Sunday of Advent, the season is half way (or more) over.  Rose or pink vestments were worn as a sign of modest celebration.  The gospel recounts John the Baptist instructing charity and assuring that he is not the Messiah.  He assures them that he baptizes only in water, while Jesus will baptize in the Holy Spirit.  Only the Son of God can invite the Holy Spirit of God into your heart. 


Next Sunday:  Fourth Sunday of Advent

Mi 5:1-4a

Heb 10:5-10

Lk 1:39-45


Theme:  “Blessed are you among women….”