First Sunday of Advent. We celebrate Advent each year in preparation for the birth of Jesus, His first coming, as we await His second coming. What will you do differently this Advent season to grow in friendship and love with Jesus? How will you inspire others to do the same? Start by sharing your God story with others, especially those closest to you. Invite and accompany them on their faith journey this Advent.
The NGP Pastoral Council will meet this coming week to discuss our ongoing evangelization efforts, and to reassess our three main priorities – 1) our Parish Office transition into Maison Shalom House, 2) the Pastoral Calendar, and 3) all things Sacramental Preparation.
Please continue to pray for Finlay, and Brynleigh, who will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at our Saturday evening Mass. They journeyed through and were prepared thanks to Youth ALPHA! I greatly enjoyed this experience, and hope to offer it again after Easter next year. Indeed, there are already a few families on our list for 2022.
Finally, we are also preparing for December baptisms. we are currently at 5 for next weekend, and 4 more in mid-December. thanks again to Deacon John for all his help! however, there is still room in the house! please contact me if you need help with registrations. also, please stay tuned for new details on First Communion preparations starting in the New Year. have a great week, and talk soon. peace.