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Gospel Meditation

1st Sunday of Advent: Life Is an “Advent-sure”

12-03-2023  |  

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Psalm 130:5

Life is an “Advent-sure” because we know how it all turns out! It is the coming of our Lord to be with us, in us and among us. His coming is a “given.” Christ’s presence in and through us is always a sure thing. Advent assures us again and again, whether we look like it, feel like it or even act like it, that Christ is the one who gifts us with the Advent-sure of a lifetime!


Events & Announcements

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

All posters must be turned into Parish Office by Wed, Dec 13.


Christmas Giving Tree

The Giving Tree program helps families in our community who have financial difficulties providing a Christmas gift for their children. There will be various tags on the tree if you wish to help.


Life Teen Meeting

Topic: More than Meets the Eye — Sacramentals
The goal of this night is for the teens to recognize sacramentals and to be able to distinguish between the seven sacraments and the many sacramentals. The night will also expose teens to a variety of sacramentals so that they will be more aware of them and their deeper meaning when they see them.

EDGE Meeting

Topic: Sending Forth
This session presents the dismissal as a commissioning and explores how the Eucharist sends us out to serve others.

Our Lady of the Desert Guild Meeting

The Board will supply breakfast at 9:00am and the meeting will start promptly at 9:30am. Dress for the Holidays and get in the Christmas Spirit. Bring cookies to share if you would like. As always, all women of the parish are invited to attend!.

Fri, Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Thu, Dec 7 5:00pm Vigil Mass

Fri, Dec 8 Masses at 8:00am and 10:00am. The Parish Office is closed today.


Help for the Needy Volunteers Christmas Meeting

To all of the Help for the Needy volunteers, please come to the Christmas “thank you” meeting. Also welcome to come are the volunteers who assisted with Thanksgiving and will be assisting with Christmas Giving Tree.


Advent Penance Service

Penance Services at 8:30am and 4:30pm

4th Sunday of Advent / Christmas Schedule

This year Christmas is on a Monday, which means there are changes to the weekend Mass schedule.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1 is not a holy day of obligation in 2024.