Monday, December 12, 2011

Looking ahead

Join us in celebrating
the great feast of the
patroness of the Americas.
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Make straight his paths. Open up the highway to the Lord.'

This week provides some wonderful opportunities to prepare for Christmas and the new year:

DEC. 11: CONCERT

Joy is one of the sure signs of the presence of God. Come listen to some music-making to lift our spirits and open our hearts to God’s presence in our lives.

DEC. 12: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Join us in celebrating the great feast of the patroness of the Americas. After our novena — nine days of prayerful preparation — we celebrate, in joy and love, the mother of our Lord.

DEC. 13: ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE

Tuesday evening at 7, priests from neighboring parishes will join us to celebrate forgiveness and reconciliation with confessions. This is a time to heal, renew, refresh, and to experience forgiveness and new life. What better way to prepare for Christmas then to clean house — the interior space in our souls?

Preparation happens when we take advantage of the opportunities that surround us. Let our parish community and parish events help us to make this Christmas a profound and joyful spiritual event in our lives.

Father Perry D. Leiker is St. Bernard parish administrator. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112.

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