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Please join our Advent Prayer Service on Sundays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Church.
Advent: A Sense of the Season
Advent is the time for expressing the hope and strengthening the dreams that will carry us through the next year. Advent is the way we as church express our hopes. Prophetic visions, prayers and songs calling for the Lord to come do help us to hope profoundly. Advent allows us to do what most others do in December—but to see in the coming Lord the answer to our dreams. In our Catholic tradition, keeping Advent means singing the songs of expectation, of our hopes and longing, before we enter into the full-throated praise of Christmas carols. Here are a few lines from our tradition on what Advent is about. “Advent has a twofold character: as a season to prepare us for Christmas when Christ’s first coming is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and the heart to await Christ’s second coming at the end of time.
Thank you in advance!
Someone you love has died and you are grieving. As you begin your journey through this process of grief, you may wish you could share some of this burden with others who have “been there”…people who can help you move forward in a positive fashion. Many people have found help & hope by attending.
The location at St. James, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN (corner of Kennedy and 45th St.)
Please call 219-924-5577 for info or to register.
Our “Winter” 2017 series meets on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
January 4th & 18th
February 8th & 22nd
March 1st & 15th w/speaker