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Advent 2018

During the Time of Advent we are in a state of wonderment and mystery as we await the coming of the Christ Child.  The liturgical music reflects a sense of that mystery with a restrained joy.  Our music is with a sense of watching, waiting, and anticipation.  Our souls in stillness are waiting for Emmanuel, God with Us, to come and share in the hope of his love and his pure light.  May the Savior of the nations come and show us the glory of his Son this Advent Season!

Dynamic Catholic Daily Advent Reflections – Receive daily emails including a video to help you focus on the reason for the Christmas season. https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

Children’s Rosary (Mondays) 4pm – Pray the rosary every Monday in the Parish Center Chapel. All are welcome.

Adoration (Thursdays) 4pm-7pm – Spend time in silent, private adoration of Our Lord every Thursday in the Parish Center Chapel.  Come at any time.  Stay for an hour if you can.  All are welcome.

Holy Hour (Thursdays) 7pm-8pm – Exposition of Our Lord continues with a formal prayer service, recitation of the rosary and final benediction.  All are welcome.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) – This is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses will take place at 8:30am and 5:00pm in the Parish Center.

Multi-Parish Reconciliation Services (December 17-20) – Four local parishes will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on four consecutive days.  Each service will contain the same components and you are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at any of the parishes listed.

Monday Dec 17: Our Lady of the Wayside at 7:30pm

Tuesday Dec 18: St. Edna at 3:00pm and St. Mary (Buffalo Grove) at 7:30pm

Wednesday Dec 19: Our Lady of the Wayside at 7:30pm Sponsored by St. James

Thursday Dec 20: St. Colette (Rolling Meadows – Spanish service) at 7:30pm