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Weekly Parish Update
Location Code

(AR) - Augustine Room (Schl Bldg)
(C) - Cafeteria (School Building)
(F) - Francis Rm (Parish Office Bldg)
(J) - Joseph Rm (Parish Office Bldg)
(P) - Pavilion
(+) - Church
(G) - Gym
(OCU) - Old Credit Union Rooms
OCU rooms are in the School Bldg

WEDNESDAY, November 24
7:00 p.m. G.A. Mtg.(+)

THURSDAY, November 25
9:00 a.m.Thanksgiving Mass (+)

SATURDAY, November 27
8:30 a.m. Men of the Vine (OCU)
9:00 a.m. Craft Fair (School)

SUNDAY, November 28
7:00 p.m. A.A. (AR)

MONDAY, November 29
4:15 p.m. Walking Group (J)
6:30 p.m. Exposition w/ Confession (+)

Special Holy Hours in Advent
Recently the American Bishops met in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss the importance of the Eucharist in the lives of Catholics. One of the suggestions was to promote Eucharistic Adoration in our extra-ordinary services that we conduct in our Churches. During pre-covid times we used to have Holy Hours during the Season of Advent. We will continue this practice again this year, but with a special emphasis. Each Holy Hour will be focused on a particular need for our Catholic Church in America. These Holy Hours will be celebrated on Monday evenings, beginning November 29th through December 20th. They will begin at 6:30 pm in Church.
On November 29th we will pray for our Supreme Court who will be hearing a special case that could help overturn Roe v. Wade. This decision in 1973 legalized the killing of unborn children in our country. Since that time over 62,000,000 children have been killed in the name of “reproductive rights” in America. This abomination must come to an end, and our prayers before the Blessed Sacrament can help make this possible.
On December 6th we will pray for all who have suffered, in any way, from the covid-19 pandemic which has been raging for over twenty-one months in our Country. Many have suffered from this illness, and many have lost relatives and friends to this disease. We will pray that Jesus will comfort all who are still suffering, and also pray for an end to this terrible blight on our world.
On December 13th we will be celebrating an Evening of Praise, with special music, to pray for those who are experiencing any health or economic needs at this present time.
On December 20th we will pray the ”O Antiphons” commemorating the days of Advent which celebrate the anticipation of the Messiah coming into the world at Christmas.
Besides the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament the Sacrament of Penance will also be available on these evenings for those who would like to make this a part of their spiritual preparation for the Feast of Our Lord’s Birth. Please make some time in your busy schedules to come to Church this Advent Season. It will add a lot to your enjoyment of the Christmas Season. God bless you,

~ Fr. Thomas Haren, Fr. Ted Marszal, Deacon Stan Drozzell, Bob Soeder
We Give Catholic Tuesday
Next Week -Nov. 30, 2022!
St. Monica will be participating in We Give Catholic again this year. You can donate online or we will accept donations through the office which will be entered manually. All donations received will be used for the purchase of a new organ for our church. Please join us on Giving Day, Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Click here for more information. Next week, we will have a link in our update and on our parish website. Thank you!
St. Nicholas Gift Giving 2021
The St. Monica St. Nicholas Christmas Gift Sharing Program will be held again this year. Tags identifying the age, gender and type of suggested gift can be obtained in the vestibule starting the weekends of December 4th & 5th and December 11th & 12th. Please return to Church the wrapped gifts with the tags securely attached the weekend of December 18th & 19th. Volunteers are needed to help sort on Sunday, December 19th after the 10:45am Mass.
CLICK HERE to download a printable version of this schedule.