Pastor's Message: Be ready to welcome Christ

Advent is not like the Christmas season. Too often the Christmas season encourages activities and feelings for a very secular, consumer-oriented Christmas. Advent, however, focuses on the reflective, spiritual side of the season, one that focuses on the coming of Christ.

Advent does not focus on Baby Jesus. That quickly becomes sentimental and maudlin. We cannot pray to the baby Jesus, because he grew up. The only Christ that exists is the risen Christ. Most of Advent focuses on the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time. He will come in power and glory to judge the earth. That is why the Sunday Scriptures for Advent focus on being ready, awake, watchful, and aware. The Son of Man will come when we least expect.
Enjoy December, but don’t be overcome with the spirit of a secular Christmas without Christ. Look for Jesus in your neighbor, and be ready to welcome Christ when he comes to your house, school, or place of work.


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As Catholics, we are encouraged to read Scripture, especially focusing on the readings included in our liturgies. An easy way to find these and other Scripture texts is to link to the site for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:
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New Year's Mass Schedule
There will be one Mass on New Year's Eve and two Masses on New Year's morning

SFB Youth Choir Welcomes New Singers
The SFB Youth Choir includes boys and girls in grades 2-8

Adult Faith Opportunities on Monday Evenings
All adults are welcome to join the Adult Formation/Education Monday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Dates for Baptism Preparation Sessions
If you are anticipating the gift of new life, please check the schedule closely

Christ Alive in Our Marriage Retreat
The event is Jan. 24 at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Milwaukee

Building Project Progressing Well
Leadership team gives update

Lost and Found
Check the bin at the North Church for your missing items

Advent Toddler Ministry
Special class for toddlers during 9:00 Mass in Advent

Oplatek Available in the Parish Office
These are traditional Polish/Slovak Christmas wafers

Adult Formation Opportunities in 2015
Give yourself the gift of time: to meet new people, and explore your aspects of faith

Interested in Learning About Becoming a Priest?
Two events will take place at St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Archbishop Declares New Vision and Mission for Archdiocese
Decisive pastoral priorities presented

Changes in Confession Times
Confession will be held on Sundays and Thursdays

Advent Materials
Materials for reflection and family activities will be available starting Nov. 22


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