Blessing of an Advent Wreath

Lord our God,

we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:

he is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,

he is the wisdom that teaches and guides us,

he is the Savior of every nation.

Lord God,

let your blessing come upon us

as we light the candles of this wreath.

May the wreath and its light

be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation.

May he come quickly and not delay.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.

1. Religious Education Class: For Thanksgiving break, there are no R.E classes on Sunday November 28th. The classes will be resumed on Sunday December 5th.

2. Thanksgiving Break: The kitchen will be closed on Sunday November 28th, and will reopen on Sunday, December 5th. Please come and support our kitchen. Thank you!

3. New Year Raffle Tickets: The tickets will be sold after masses in the back of the church or in the hall. The tickets will be drawn on Sunday February 6th, 2022 in St. Peter Hall. Please look forward to seeing Tina get the New Year Tickets to support the church. Thank you.

4. Iowa Catholic Conference: The Bishops said, “We restate that vaccination has been proven to be the most effective way to fight the virus that continues to affect and kill so many. In communion with Pope Francis, we remind the faithful that the common good of public health should take precedence over any moral reservation about receiving vaccines; they will not be effective if people do not use them.”

5. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation): On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, we will have two masses, at 9:30 A.M in English and 7:00 P.M in Vietnameses. All people are welcome.

6. Support Aging Religious: Our second collection is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Many senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for little or no pay. Today, religious communities often do not have enough savings to meet provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. It also helps ensure younger members can continue the good works of their elders. Please be generous. This collection is schedule to be taken up the weekend of December 12th, 2021.