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Msgr. Norb Ernst
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December 2017

Welcome to the beautiful season of Advent! During this very busy time of the year, Advent allows us to quiet our hearts and prepare spiritually for the Christmas Season. “Advent has a two-fold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered, and as a season when that remembrance directs our mind and heart to await Christ’s second coming at the end of time. Advent thus is a period of devout and joyful expectation.” (from the Ordo)

One of the traditional Catholic ways of preparing for Christmas is to go to confession. Once again we will offer our Advent Reconciliation Weekend which will take place at St. Francis of Assisi church Friday, Dec. 15, 6 – 8 pm and Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 am3 pm. The priests of our parish, as well as SFA and QAS, will be hearing confessions that weekend. Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a beautiful way to prepare for Christmas.

The priest confession schedule at St. Francis of Assisi is:
Friday, Dec. 15th, 6pm – 8pm – Msgr. Leach & Fr. Anthony Yates
Saturday, Dec. 16th, 9am – 11am – Msgr. Norb Ernst & Msgr. Henry Brier
Saturday, Dec. 16th, 11am – 1pm – Fr. Scheiderer & Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ
Saturday, Dec. 16th, 1pm – 3pm – Fr. Peter Fonseca & Fr. Kent Pollman

I encourage you to have your picture taken for our Parish Pictorial Directory, especially our newer families, families with children, our PSR families and our Home School families. Of course, our single parishioners are encouraged to participate. Remember our Parish Mission Statement……” all are welcome!” You receive a free 8×10 photo and a copy of the book. Details below.

Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor




Last Chance to be in the Parish Pictorial Directory!

The final dates when the Lifetouch photographers will be here are January 10 – 13.

It costs you nothing but a sign-up time and you will receive a free 8” x 10” portrait and a complimentary Pictorial Directory. Directories will only be available for those appearing in the book, so don’t be left out.

The easiest way to make your photo session appointment is to click the link below.

If you have questions or you are not able to schedule your appointment online, please contact Kim Boatman at 803-1903. Schedule your appointment today!

If our sessions don’t fit your schedule, please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-866-756-0281 and they may be able to find an alternate location at another church for you to have your photographs taken.

Photos are taken in the Parish Center.

Directories will only be available for those appearing in the directory so don’t be left out.

Click here to book your appointment.