Third Sunday of Advent

Dec 13, 2020

       Regional opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation are usually scheduled during the Season of Advent in preparation for the Feast of Christmas, with all the local priests available for confession.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, these services have been cancelled this year.  However, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM in the narthex.

       The flags decorating our narthex have been donated over the years by parishioners to remember their country of origin and celebrate our diversity.  A form in the bulletin this weekend invites you to have your country represented.  On that form, you can also offer your services as a lector or cantor in a language other than English on the Feast of the Epiphany.

       Each year around this time a team of volunteers from the Knights of Columbus goes through our pews and kneelers and checks for loose screws.  They did their inspection last weekend, and so you’ll notice our pews are much more solid this week.  Many thanks to: Bruce Blatchley, Dolan Smeak, Frank Demartino, Ken Morrow, Bob Knievel, and Tom Walmsley!

       Many find it helpful to prayerfully preparing the scripture readings before coming to Mass.  In the past, we have offered several books for sale to assist in this process at home, and this year we are making them available through the pre-order form available in the bulletin this weekend.  After your order is processed, they can be picked up at the check-in table at Mass.

       All students are reminded to obtain an application form from Pat O’Connor in the Parish Office if you plan to submit a Drexel Essay Contest entry by the January deadline. A $1000 college scholarship and a $500 high school scholarship (also applicable to college expenses) are awarded each year to two of our parishioners based on these essays about our patron Saint Katharine Drexel.  The application form is also available on our parish website.

Fr. Keith

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