Advent Reflections – Come Join Us! Saturday December 3, 2011 Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

These photos were taken last week at the Saturday 4pm liturgy here at St. Edward the Confessor. It was the First Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the new liturgical year and the first Sunday of using the New Roman Missal.

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This post serves as an invitation to come join us at St. Edward the Confessor. We have a vibrant parish, alive with faith. In these photos you will see how we process in with our Advent candle (singular for week one, but two for week 2 and so forth) and you will see our Advent banner.

The Advent banner really speaks to me. Look at how Mary has her hands open in a gesture of both giving and receiving. This posture and this dynamic are at the heart of our faith. We are all invited to live this way, alive in generosity and reception, alive in Christ the Lord, the One for whom we wait, yet the One we know in our hearts.

At St. Edward the Confessor, all are welcome! We have a diverse and warm community, we have wonderful music ministry, we have great liturgy, we have a great faith formation program and adult faith enrichment, we have so many ways in which you can… Well, you can give and receive – and to live in that same spirit of generosity and reception.

Come join us this Advent and come join us always.

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