St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka will host a festival of Advent Lessons and Carols on Friday, December 21, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event with readings from the salvation history of mankind - original sin, the promise of the coming savior, and his birth - will feature both the St. Joseph Adult Choir and the St. Joseph Gregorian Chant Schola, and will provide ample opportunity for congregational singing.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the parish to come together to give voice to our longing for the coming of Christ as we hear about our history - salvation history, the history of the people of God - and enter into it and make it our own through our singing and responses. Light refreshments will follow.
St. Matthew Cathedral Parish will again sponsor a giving tree to benefit the Crib Club of the Women’s Care Center (WCC). From humble beginnings in 1984 in South Bend, the WCC has grown into the nation’s largest pregnancy resource center. Among the many initiatives of the WCC, one specifically, the Crib Club, assists with the material needs of mothers and children. Knowing that someone cares and the availability of tangible assistance are two of the main reasons many women choose life for their unborn babies when faced with an unexpected pregnancy.
“Where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Prayer Blankets are an expression of care and concern for those challenged by a serious illness or tragedy. Blessed by a priest, they bring comfort and hope for true prayer seeks God’s will in all things; to share God’s gifts, to treasure love and forgiveness, mercy and reconciliation.
This week the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving Day holiday. It is a chance for us to take time out of our busy lives to thank God for all the blessings He has provided us with in the past year, and to spend time with family friends or fellow parishioners.