Good Wednesday Afternoon!

Just a few mid-week updates and reminders: 
Fr. Peter is on retreat this week so there will be no Adoration tomorrow.
Fr. Jim Hayden will be here on Friday for the children’s Mass at 8:30am. However, there will be no Adoration or confession on Friday. 
This weekend is the St. Mary School cookie walk. Cookies will be available for sale by the bag (quart or gallon size) after all weekend Masses. If you would like to donate cookies, please deliver them to the Parish kitchen on Saturday before 3pm
The Rejoice! Advent journals will be available for pickup tomorrow morning. Please stop in the Parish office to get yours if you signed up over the kick off weekend. We were only able to get the Meditations with Joseph version as the Mediations with Mary version is sold out. If you would like to purchase the electronic Mary version, the link is here from Ascension Press.
Please do join us on Sunday after the 10am Mass to watch the Rejoice Advent reflection video and join in some group discussion and reflection together!  The videos for last Sunday/week 1 can be found here. 
Finally, please plan to come for the Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday starting at 5pm. This is a lovely service of scripture readings, carols and prayer led by our very own Tony Manfredonia and the St. Mary Choir. Bring your family, bring your friends! We might even have some leftover cookies to share! 🙂 
“Be a Catholic: When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before whom you kneel.”
–St. Maximilian Kolbe