Our next Dinner & Doctrine for this year will be tonight, December 4th, with Deacon Dennis Dorner speaking to us on “Liturgy and the Sacraments.” The teens will be hosting a Taco Salad fundraiser dinner. Parishioners are asked to bring a dessert. Our middle school and high school youth groups will also meet during this time. Babysitting will be provided for our younger children.
On Wednesday, December 11, we will have our next parish-wide Ranger Rosary service project to make special rosaries out of 550 parachute cord. About once a month Fr. Neil says Mass for the soldiers at Camp Merrill and takes these rosaries with him to distribute. Come to the Parish Hall from 6:30-8:00pm this evening for pizza and to learn how to make these rosaries for our Soldiers at Camp Merrill.
We have a lot of activities to look forward to in December! Here are a few to go ahead and mark on your calendars: Every Tuesday during Advent, Afternoon Ecumenical Advent Services; Dec. 7th and 8th, Women’s Guild Cookie Walk and St. Margaret Mary Bookstore; Dec. 8th, Parish Adoration for Life, Marriage, & Religious Liberty; Dec. 9th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception; Dec. 10th, Parish Penance Service; Dec. 14th, Breakfast with Santa; Dec. 21st, Christmas Pageant Workshop and Pageant performance. Please check upcoming bulletins for more details on these events.
In response to the Bishops’ request for prayer for the defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty, we will be holding a parish-wide time of Eucharistic adoration on Sunday, December 8th, from 10:00-10:30am. We will have exposition, a rosary, and benediction. Our PSR classes will attend and all parishioners are invited to join us in this important time of prayer. We will have these Holy Hours on the first Sunday of each month during the school year, so please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
You are cordially invited to take part in our continuing study of the beautiful, powerful, profound account of Our Lord’s life written by St. John, the “beloved disciple.” Join us in study, fellowship, and prayer led by Dr. Paul Thigpen. We’ll meet from 9:15am to 10:30am every Sunday in Room 103 of the Parish Hall basement. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be served.
On Thursday evenings we gather in the College Room in the church’s Admin Building at 129 Hawkins St. from 7:30-9:00pm for food, praise and worship, and an inspirational talk. Join our Facebook page to keep up with what is going on. Keyword: UNG Catholic.