Archive for: ‘December 2014’

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2014 Posted by Shannon

A Christmas Prayer for all of you!


As Joseph anxiously awaited Christ’s birth, may you be filled with excited anticipation. DSC04530

As the donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem, may you bear your load without complaint or care.

As the stable that served as their shelter, may you make your homes a welcome respite for all.

As the star that shone over the manger, may you light the way to Christ for others.

As the angels in the sky, may you rejoice in his holy birth.

As the shepherds in the field, may you greet our savior with awe and wonder.

As the manger filled with hay, may you hold the Christ child high in your families.

As the kings who followed the star to the baby, may you follow Christ each day.

And as Mary, may you treasure each day in your hearts, knowing of Christ’s sacrifice for each of us that started with the birth of an innocent baby.  

Merry Christmas!

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 19, 2014 Posted by Shannon

With Christmas nearly upon us, I thought you might like to learn more about Christmas traditions!advent week 4

12 Days of Christmas

Candy Canes

St. Stephen

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 21, 2014

Third Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2014 Posted by Shannon

As more candles light and get closer to Advent, may we enjoy the preparation with anticipation and joy on this Gaudete Sunday.  This weekend we light the pink candle to celebrate and be joyful about the season of Advent and the coming of the birth of Christ!

A Branch of the Treeadvent wreath 3

To-Do List for Advent

St. Lucy

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 14, 2014


And Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you!


Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2014 Posted by Shannon

This week, we continue to prepare by celebrating Advent.  We also get to celebrate a feast of Mary – the Feast of the Immaculate Reception – a holy day of obligation that is celebrated on Monday this year.  Check out the articles below.


Feast of the Immaculate Conceptionadvent week 2


St. Bernadette Soubirous

Gospel Reading and Thoughts for December 7, 2014