Advent is one of the holiest seasons of the liturgical year. Latin for "coming," Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation. This year, Advent runs from December 1 through 24. Each Sunday at mass, a candle on the wreath is lit. It marks the "new year" for Catholics, and can serve as a time of renewal and new beginnings.
Week One, December 1, 2019: Hope
This week reminds us how the light of Christ brings hope to world often seen as dark. We are called to seek and reflect His light to all.
Week Two, December 8, 2019: Preparation
As we enter the second week of Advent, we focus on preparation. Are we ready to receive Jesus Christ? Have we sought out forgiveness? Have we offered it to others?
Week Three, December 15, 2019: Joy
The third week of Advent brings us joy! We know what awaits us...the birth of Christ and with it, salvation!
Week Four, December 22, 2019: Love
We light the fourth Advent candle today which symbolizes love. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Advent invites to stop in prayer and contemplation in advance of the birth of Christ.
Advent at Marist includes...
Campus Ministry sponsors giving tree December 3 to 18 benefiting Alliance for the Children
A series of Christmas concerts to welcome the season through music
Morning mass on Friday, December 6 and 13 at 7:10 a.m. All are welcome to celebrate.
All-school mass on Monday, December 9 to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Kairos Agape Prayer Service for seniors who have attended Kairos on December 11
In the classroom...
Freshman religion students created personal Advent calendars. They were asked to create a calendar and for each day of Advent, they were to come up with one action to do to help them ready themselves.
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