Message from Father Storey
This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Church’s Liturgical Year. During Advent we wait to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, God made man, Who humbled Himself to become human like us. Jesus came to call all sinners, you and me, to repentance. If we are to prepare a way for the Lord, to make straight a path, we must prepare our hearts and souls by removing guilt, shame, pain and sorrow, so that we can see the Lord for who He truly is. We must ask for the forgiveness He has promised us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance).

Curé of Ars’ Advent Penance Service will be Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. A schedule of Advent Penance Services throughout the Johnson County Region is listed below and on .

During this Advent season, we also think about how our Blessed Mother must have felt, how joyful she was as she anticipated the birth of her Son. With her, we too should be overwhelmed with joy knowing that Jesus is truly the reason for Christmas.
Saturday, December 8, the Solemn Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Immaculate Conception is the belief that Mary was protected from Original Sin, and that the Blessed Mother did NOT have a sinful nature. She was, in fact, sinless from the moment of her conception in the womb of St. Anne, thus preparing her to become the Mother of God.
Masses for the Holy Day of Obligation are December 7 (Vigil) 6:00 p.m. and December 8 at 9:00 a.m. The Mass at 4:00 p.m. Saturday is the Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent and does not fulfill our obligation for the Holy Day.  
Together let us prayerfully watch as we await the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and let us rejoice with His Blessed Mother Mary.

Father Storey
Curé of Ars News
Help develop our Master Plan
Thank you to those who have filled out the survey to help develop our Master Plan. We have had a great response so far. We have decided to leave the survey open for a short time longer due to requests from parishioners that did not have a chance to fill it out. Below is information about the survey and how to access it.

Changing our World , a national consulting firm, is conducting a Parish Planning Study to help guide in the development of our Master Plan. Below are links to a Survey for parishioners and the Case for Support document in order to aid them in this process. The parish office will also have printed copies available if you prefer to fill out the study on paper.

We value your feedback and ask that you please participate. Before beginning the survey, please read the Case for Support document to review the proposed campaign projects. 
Priest Residence Update
The rectory is having the final touches added this week. Furniture is being delivered, dishes placed in cabinets, and blinds hung throughout. Over the last few weeks, landscaping has been completed and interior finishes such as counter tops, carpet, and lighting were installed. The priests have begun packing and are looking forward to settling in at the new rectory soon.
Landscaping and exterior completed.
Laundry room off the garage entry.
Kitchen, dining, and living area.
Entry looking towards living and dining.
Sunroom with access to the back patio.
Lower level conversation area.
Lower level living space.
Adult Formation Presentation - Immaculate Mary
In preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, parishioners are invited to attend a special adult education presentation by Andrew Lynch entitled, Immaculate Mary . This presentation will be given at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, December 6, in the Fr. Burak Room. All are welcome to attend and grow together in understanding and knowledge of our Catholic faith on Mary and God's grace. Please contact Andrew Lynch with any questions or for more information at
An Evening with Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is December 12th, but  how much do you really know  about this fascinating story?

On  Saturday, December 8th, at 5:30 p.m. , Curé of Ars and Holy Family School of Faith’s Dr. Troy Hinkel present the greatest miracle this side of the world! Join us for 45-minutes of mind-boggling scientific facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe, followed by a social hour with margaritas, refreshments and light snacks provided by Manny's Mexican Restaurant! Featuring personal stories of miracles, historical facts, and unbelievable details, this special presentation will have you ready to book your flight to Mexico City that night! Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe's Feast Date by joining us after mass for this unique evening. This event is presented by St. Dominic's, a Curé small group, and is free to attend and open to all audiences!       
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Alumni Event
Please join us for a
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Alumni Advent Gathering
on November 30th from 7-9 pm in the
Curé of Ars School Cafeteria. 

Let's come together to celebrate the beginning of a new liturgical year! 

There will be drinks, desserts, and good company. 

Babysitting will also be provided (donations welcome).

Please RSVP by clicking  HERE .
Save the Date for the Curé Soirée
Curé Soirée will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Bishop Miege High School. All parishioners are invited to attend. This memorable evening is one of the highlights our school year with dinner, live entertainment, and both silent and live auctions. Look for an invitation in the bulletin in January. For more information, go to .
Sunday, December 9th
Curé of Ars 3:00 PM
Queen of the Holy Rosary, OP 3:00 PM
St. Agnes 3:00 PM
St. Paul 7:30 PM

Monday, December 10th
Holy Cross 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit 7:00 PM
Holy Trinity 7:00 PM
St. Michael 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 11th
Prince of Peace 7:00 PM
St. Joseph 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 12th
Good Shepherd 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 13th
Ascension 7:00 PM
Divine Mercy 7:00 PM
John Paul II 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart 7:00 PM
St. Pius X 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 16th
Queen of the Holy Rosary, Wea 3:00 PM
St. Ann 3:00 PM
Nativity 7:30 PM
Upcoming Events
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