Advent Days of Prayer December 1, 8, and 15, 2021

O Come, O come Emmanuel are familiar words we sing in Advent, but what do they really mean? Why have they been sung throughout the ages and what do they mean to us today? During our Days of Prayer we will explore these and other significant words of the season so to better prepare for the Solemnity of Christmas.

Dec 1     Debbie Koop: “O Lord, O Wisdom”
Dec 8      Br. Ian Bremar “O Root of Jesse, O Key of David”
Dec 15    Jayne Krim  “O Star, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel”


Schedule:

9:00    Arrival and hospitality
9:45    Intros, prayer, conference
10:30  Confessions and Spiritual Direction
11:30  Prayer experience
12:00  Bag Lunch
12:45  Stations of the Nativity
1:45    Mass


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St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.

Amen

It is piously believed that whoever recites the St. Andrew Christmas novena prayer FIFTEEN times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested.    ascensionpress.com

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 

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