I pray that you continue in peace and hope during this second week of Advent. With Advent so short this year (22 days!), we need to treasure the serenity of this season in every moment of the day. I pray that we can all see Christ in our everyday tasks, the people we pass on the street, those we live and work with; and that we continually look for opportunities to bring Christ to the people we encounter and the activities we participate in throughout the day.
In prayer with you for God’s Glory,
Religious Education/Catechetical Leader
St. Mary of the Assumption
1003 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-6652 ext. 13
Our parish penance service with individual confessions will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 6pm.
Monday, December 18th there will be NO 7pm Mass.
Knights of Columbus meeting is on Thursday at 7pm in the Parish Center.
Thank you to the ladies who were in today to clean the church. It smells and looks wonderful!!
Christmas Flower envelopes are in the church or they came in your envelope mailing. Please return them by this weekend in the collection or to the parish office if you would like the memorial names in the Christmas Bulletin.
The placing of the unlighted Christmas Trees will be on Sunday, December 17th after the 11am Mass. We will need some help during the week to “fluff” the trees in the gym. The trees will be up from the basement by noon tomorrow. Stop in if you can help.
Beginning on Monday, will be our parish Advent Mission with Jimmy Mitchell. Monday through Thursday we will begin with dinner at 5pm followed by Jimmy speaking on Hearts speaking to Hearts at 6pm. Each evening will conclude with Mass at 7pm. Each meal will be provided by either the Rosary Altar Society (soup/chili/salad), Knight of Columbus(sub sandwiches/salad) or the Youth groups(pizza/salad). Wednesday night will be a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish to pass, or a salad or dessert! This is happening during the first week of Advent; and will be a great way for our parish to spend these first evenings together discovering the peace, hope, joy and love offered during this season.
I prayer that your Advent has begun in peace with great hope for all during this time of waiting for our Lord’s coming. May His Grace be with you as we walk towards Him together.
The Boulder Park Mass will not be on December 7th, but instead on December 21st at 10:30am.