"Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from "ad-venio" in Latin meaning "to come to") is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
Advent devotions remind us of the meaning of the season. Special Advent devotions include the lighting of the Advent wreath; the Advent calendar which helps remind us of the season with daily thoughts and activities; Advent prayers that prepare us spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ." (From the USCCB website)
For more information, please visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.
And explore the Advent Season at catholicculture.org.
1st Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2016
Sundays in Advent
Regular Weekend Schedule
Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Parish Advent Penance Service
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7 pm
We will have several priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Masses: 7:30 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm
Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm
|St. Francis Catholic Church, Waco||November 28, 2016||6:00 pm|
|Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waco||November 29, 2016||6:00 pm|
|St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Waco||December 5, 2016||7:00 pm|
|St. Martin Catholic Church, Tours||December 5, 2016||7:00 pm|
|St. Jerome Catholic Church, Hewitt||December 6, 2016||7:00 pm|
|St. Louis Catholic School, Waco||December 9, 2016||9:00 am|
|Assumption Catholic Church, West||December 14, 2016||7:15 pm|
|St. Mary Catholic Church, Mexia||December 15, 2016||6:00 pm|
|St. Louis Catholic Church, Waco||December 20, 2016||7:00 pm|
|St. Eugene Catholic Church, McGregor||December 20, 2016||6:00 pm|
|St. Eugene Catholic Church (CCE), McGregor||December 21, 2016||5:30 pm|
|St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellmead||December 21, 2016||7:00 pm|
|St. Thomas Catholic Church, Hamilton||December 22, 2016||6:00 pm|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gatesville||December 22, 2016||7:30 pm|