Setting hearts on fire with love of God for the world!
The Gift that keeps on giving!

 " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life ."  (John 3:16)

Dear LIS Friend,

This is the time of year when one often feels like there’s so much to do, but so little time with which to do it. If we’re not intentionally slowing our pace to savor Advent, we can quickly become overwhelmed with the gift-buying and gift-giving expectations of Christmas. The busy-ness and the pressure can lead us to frustration or even to tears. We may feel we just don’t have enough time or energy to give. We’re tapped out. 

But Jesus is never tapped out. Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving! Jesus has more than enough to give to us. He desires that we direct our attention to the personal gift he is to each one of us so that we can follow him with endurance and hope.

Please take time to reflect during this season of joyful anticipation by reviewing the Advent Booklet shared below. We are so grateful to our friends at Loyola High School for sharing this resource with us. We hope yo u will take a moment this Tuesday, December 3rd, to participate in our first #givingtuesday . We are so excited to be a part of this national movement that supports the important work of charitable organizations like ours. Every act of generosity counts and when counted together has an enormous impact on our community.

My prayer is that we enter this Advent season expecting a miracle. God is indeed  our  Savior. Do not be discouraged. God knows what you need more than you do and is waiting for you to trust him for it.

Peace and Blessings,

Lori Stanley
Executive Director
Advent Reflections
For the next three Sundays we will be sharing with you Advent reflections compiled by the Loyola High School Office for Mission. The full publication includes daily reflections and can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Giving Tuesday - December 3rd

Our goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise the remainder of our $25,000 challenge grant. If everyone who read this message gave just $10 we would exceed our goal! And, because of the challenge grant your dollars are doubled! It's the perfect time to give.

Your support allows us to fulfill the  Universal Apostolic Preferences  set forth by the Society of Jesus to guide us over the next decade by offering engaging programs that support communities in need.

Your gift of $25, $10 or even $5 goes a long way when we all participate.

Let’s do this together on Tuesday, December 3rd!
Ignatian Leadership and Discernment in Ministry
January 7, 14, 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor:
Lanelle Gordin, EdD

Deepen your Spiritual Walk in Ministry

Loyola Institute is currently offering a three-week series of interactive seminars. Participants will explore the Ignatian roots of spiritual practice in leadership and discernment. 

Cost is $60 if registered by December 27th; $75 after 12/27.

For more information and to register click below.
History of Christian Spirituality
Jan 2, 9, 16, 22, 30 and
Feb 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Br. Charles
Jackson, SJ
This course explores the nature, origin, and historical development of Christian spirituality, while examining in greater depth some of the most significant Christian spiritualities. Participants will have the opportunity to gain greater understanding of the past, present, and future development of their own spiritualities.


Finding God in the Dark
Finding God In the Dark  is a film series that explores aspects of the Spiritual Exercises. Based on the book of the same name by John J. Pungente, SJ and Monty Williams, SJ each session includes a film and discussion. 
   
We are offering a Winter Break mini series suitable for all ages. 

Reserve your space today!
Saturday, December 21, 2019
2-5pm
Shrek
Saturday, January 4, 2020
2-5pm
Ratatouille