Advent

Join us this Advent and pray, learn, and serve to prepare for the coming of Jesus in the manger!

Blessing of the Advent Wreaths

All Masses, the weekend of November 27 – 28

Families are invited to bring their Advent wreaths to Mass on the 1st Sunday of Advent to receive a special blessing.

Advent Evening of Reconciliation

Monday, December 13, 4:30 – 5:30pm and 6:30 – 8pm.

Prepare your hearts for Christmas! Priests will be available to hear confessions in English and Spanish.

Christmas Carols on the Field

Sunday, December 19 at 7:30pm

Join us on the field as our choirs lead us in Christmas caroling!

Journey to the Manger

Friday, December 3, 6 – 8pm and Sunday, December 5 after morning Masses

Prepare for Christmas with this multi-activity event where you will meet shepherds and angels who came to see the newborn King. Join us Friday night to visit the shopkeepers’ crafts and activities as well as the pageant and on Sunday come after Mass for a self guided tour. RSVP to Stacy to attend the Friday event. No RSVP is needed for Sunday, December 5.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Beginning the weekend of November 27 – 28

Pick up a blue St. Lucy bag to participate in our Reverse Advent Calendar. For each day in Advent, place one donated item in the bag and bring the filled bag with you to church on Christmas. All donations will be given to the St. Lucy project of our Diocese.

Giving Tree

Take an ornament and bring a gift to help a family in need through our Emergency Assistance Program, the United Community Holiday Gift Program and the Mother of Light Center. Each ornament represents a child in our community who needs your help. We are mainly requesting $30 gift cards from Walmart and/or Target. Please bring gift cards to the parish office by Wednesday, December 8. Thank you for sharing Christmas joy!

The Mother of Light Center will distribute gifts to over 500 children this Christmas! Visit their Amazon Wishlist to purchase gifts or bring new gifts (worth $15 – 30) and gift cards (Walmart and/or Target) to 421 Clifford Avenue Alexandria, VA from 10am – 2pm, Monday – Saturday by Friday, December 10.

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