Fr. Rooney and Scott Anastasia will be offering reflections on what the Advent Season is and why its important that we take time to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The reflections will be offered beginning on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p..m. and each Wednesday of Advent (December 5, 12, 19) and again on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (November 30, December 7, 14 and 21).
Sometimes people mistakenly think that Advent is part of the Christmas celebration. But actually, Advent is a time of preparation all its own. Christmas doesn't actually begin until the first Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve,and then we enter the beautiful season of Christmas and Christmastide.Advent is given to us as a time to prepare our souls for the coming of the Lord. We are called to keep watch and to leave behind our sinful ways. We also hear the recurring theme of a light shining through the darkness.
Isaiah 60:19 reminds us of this promise: "The sun shall be no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory."
Advent Penance Services
Thursday, December 13th - 7pm at St. Joseph Church, Trenton Monday, December 17th - 7pm at Cabrini, Allen Park Saturday, December 22nd - 12pm at Sacred Heart, Grosse Ile
St. Joseph Catholic Church 2565 Third Street Trenton, Michigan 734-676-9082