2018 Advent theme: Bring Him Forth!
In his Letter to All the Faithful, St. Francis invited all Christians to allow God to dwell in our hearts and to “bring him forth” again into the world as we seek to do God’s will. We invite you to pray in that spirit during this Advent season.
St. Francis of Assisi: Letter to all the Faithful
“We should never desire to be above others, but ought rather to be servants and subject “to every human creature for God’s sake.” And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon all those who do these things and who shall persevere to the end, and He shall make His abode and dwelling in them, and they shall be children of the heavenly Father whose works they do, and they are the spouses, brothers and mothers of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are spouses when by the Holy Ghost the faithful soul is united to Jesus Christ. We are His brothers when we do the will of His Father who is in heaven. We are His mothers when we bear Him in our heart and in our body through pure love and a clean conscience and we bring Him forth by holy work which ought to shine as an example to others.”
December 1 / 2 Bring Him Forth: by doing what is right and just!
Take home a blessing for your Advent wreath
Take home a paper to write down ways you will try to “bring him forth”
(Bring this back on December 22-23)
December 8 / 9 Bring Him Forth: by letting your love increase!
We will bless the religious who worship here
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 PM------Advent Reflection: “Waiting in Joyful Hope”
December 15 /16 Bring Him Forth: by having kindness to all!
Take home a blessing for your tree Join us to share stories about Christmas customs from your family/country
Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 PM--Bring a dozen cookies to exchange
December 22 / 23 Bring Him Forth: by believing that what was promised is fulfilled!
Bring infant from your home nativity to be blessed
Bring back “how I brought him forth” and pin it on bulletin board in the gathering space.