Bulletin & Events

How To Use An Advent Wreath

12-01-2019

Advent wreaths are a Christian tradition with roots in 16th-century Germany. They are seen both in churches and in homes and are an excellent way to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Here is a step-bystep introduction to the practice and how to implement it in your home.

Create (or buy) an Advent wreath

There is no hard and fast rule regarding what an Advent wreath looks like. A traditional wreath contains a circle of evergreen leaves surrounding a set of four candles. There are usually three purple candles and one rose (pink) candle. However, some traditions have four red candles and others contain an extra white candle. For the purposes of this article we will focus on the three purple and one rose.

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Announcements and Events

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

We need committed adorers, people willing to sign-up for a particular hour of Eucharistic Adoration each week.

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Christmas Giving Tree

Each year so many of you generously provide gift cards from our Giving Tree in the Narthex for people St Magdalen’s serve through the Hope House. These gift cards allow families to provide gifts of necessity and joy at Christmas.

We ask that all gift cards are returned by Sun, Dec 20 So that we may make baskets for the families and distribute them ahead of Christmas.

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Construction has Begun on Our New Adoration Chapel

We will be moving our Adoration Chapel to a new location in the space formally known as the St. John Paul II Room off the Narthex.

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It’s Not Too Late… To Fill Out a Card with Your Gifts!

Stewardship Talent Cards can be returned to the Blue Box near the Giving Tree, in the weekly collection basket, to the Church office, or emailed to StMagStewardship@gmail.com.

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Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Memorialization

This year, once again St. Magdalen’s will celebrate the Christmas season by illuminating the front of our parish by erecting beautiful, six-foot, real cut Christmas trees, decorated with white lights. Each tree will be available to be memorialized for someone living, deceased, or with a Christmas greeting.

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Our Food Pantry Needs Your Help

This week the pantry is in need of the following items: Detergent, Toothpaste, Mayo, Oil, and Peanut Butter & Jelly .

Please place items in the boxes located in the Narthex of the church. Please check dates on donations, we can not use any out of date products.

Knights of Columbus Toy Drive

Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019

We will collect unwrapped toys during Advent, starting in the Narthex the weekend of Sun, Dec 1, and ending on Wed, Dec 18.

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The Consecration to the Holy Family and the Family Alive program

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

Beginning the weekend of Dec 7/8, Families will begin to prepare themselves for the Consecration to the Holy Family by saying the prayer daily together.

Families at all Masses on the weekend of Dec 14/15 will be consecrated to the Holy Family.

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National Wreaths Across America Day

Dec 14, 2019: 12:00pm

at St. Magdalen Mausoleum

Presided by Deacon ted Wislinski Joined by Boy and Club Scouts, Girls Scouts, veterans and active service members.

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The Little Flowers Girls’ Club

Dec 15, 2019 - Jun 21, 2020: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (every third Sunday of the month)

every third Sunday of the month

The Little Flowers Girls’ Club is a program that provides young girls an opportunity to gather together monthly to learn about their Catholic heritage, faith, and traditions.

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