Because of social distancing guidelines and the limits of our dining room and Chapel, we have decided to hold our Advent Days of Prayer virtually. They will take place on December 3, 10, and 17. Br. Bob Roddy will present the first Advent Day of Prayer and Kathy Berken will present the following two Advent Days.
The theme for each of these days will be the Readings for the upcoming Sundays of Advent.
December 3 (Br. Bob) Isaiah 40:1-5; 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8
December 10 (Kathy Berken) Isaiah 61:1-2a;10-11; 1Thess. 5:16-24; John 1:6-8;19-28
December 17 (Kathy Berken) 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
The Days of Prayer will be streamed via Zoom, with the following schedule:
10:00 Opening with short prayer followed by presentation
11:00 Stations of the Cross
11:45 Livestreamed Mass from the Retreat Center Chapel.
You must register and pre-pay online for these Advent Days of Prayer. We will need your e-mail address so that we can send you the link in Zoom, as well as a copy of the Stations of the Cross, so that you may follow along. We suggest a $20.00 offering for the day. Use the following link to register for the Advent Day of Prayer of your choice. Register for a Day of Prayer Register for a Day of Prayer
Epiphany Solemn Blessing
God has called you out of darkness, into his wonderful light. May you experience his kindness and blessings, and be strong in faith, in hope, and in love. because you are followers of Christ, who appeared on this day as a light shining in darkness, may he make you a light to all your sisters and brothers.
The wise men followed the star, and found Christ who is light from light. May you too find the Lord when your pilgrimage is ended. – Author Unknown