Who doesn't love Christmas Music! It is all around us now and can be a little overwhelming at times. For prayer this month take a step back from the Christmas music and pray with Advent music. The following video and playlists include some of the best, most reflective music of the season.
Walk through the Advent Season with the word of Bishop Robert Barron. The following YouTube video gives an overview of the season. Then use the links below to join his mailing list to receive his daily reflections. The conversation can also continue on Social Media using links on the web page to help you engage with Catholics around the country.
Follow along with Advent Gospel Reflections by Bishop Robert Barron for each day HERE
Join us for our Parish Penance Service on December 17th at 7 pm. Taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great way to prepare our hearts during this season of Advent. Even if you have not been in a while, now is a great time to reflect on how we can make changes for the better and start fresh in the new year. If you are unable to attend the service at our parish, here is a list of local services during the month of December. Reconciliation is also offered every Saturday at 4 pm in the Day Chapel.
November 29 6:30 pm-St. Catherine of Siena, Des Moines Saturday, December 1 10:00 am-Basilica of St. John, Des Moines Sunday, December 2 1:00 pm-St. John the Apostle, Norwalk Sunday, December 2 3:00 pm-All Saints, Des Moines Tuesday,December 4 7:00 pm-St. Francis of Assisi, WDM Wednesday, December 5 6:00 pm-St. Augustine, Des Moines Sunday, December 9 2:00 pm-St. Mary-Holy Cross, Elkhart Sunday, December 9 4:30 pm-St. Luke the Evangelist, Ankeny Monday, December 10 7:00 pm-St. Theresa, Des Moines Wednesday, December 12 6:30 pm-Assumption, Granger Thursday, December 13 6:00 pm-St. Joseph, Des Moines Thursday, December 13 7:00 pm-St. Pius X, Urbandale Sunday, December 16 3:00 pm-Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, Ankeny Sunday, December 16 7:00 pm-Christ the King, Des Moines Monday, December 17 7:00 pm-Ss. John and Paul, Altoona Saturday, December 22 9:00 am-St. Anthony, Des Moines
Making New Year's Resolutions doesn't always have to be about dropping a few pounds. Your challenge this year may be to make a relationship with God and prayer more a part of your life. Consider making a resolution pertaining to faith, write it down, and share it with someone to help motivate you to keep with it. Some ideas may be: Attend Mass more regularly Get involved in a parish group or Bible Study Start or end each day with prayer using a devotional book Start keeping a prayer or gratitude journal Go to Reconciliation once a month Do service in the community once a month Read 2 books about faith this year The possibilities are endless!