Noel. . . the story of amazing love!

Throughout the Advent Season we prepare to celebrate the First Noel, the birth of Jesus. 

Join us throughout the Advent and Christmas Season as we come together in faith, prayer and in the hope and joy of this holy season. Visit this page often for programs and opportunities available!

May God bless you and your loved ones.

Father Bob Stec

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Upcoming Advent & Christmas Events

Advent Kindness Pines

November 19 - December 12

Share in the spirit of Christmas... We are busy interviewing our local families in need to ready the Kindness Pines. [...]

Rorate Caeli Mass

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Rorate Mass is a Votive Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary for the season of Advent. All are welcome.       [...]

Advent Tea with Brooke Taylor

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Advent Tea with Brooke Taylor Saturday, December 4, 2021 NOEL…The Story of Amazing Love! Throughout the advent season, we will [...]

Singing Angels Concert

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 4 at 7:00pm Join us for an evening of wonderful music and Christmas Cheer! The Singing Angels will [...]

Happy Saint Nicholas Day! The Feast of Saint Nicholas on December 6 celebrates the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, [...]

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Wednesday, December 1   4:00 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 14   7:00 – 8:30pm
Friday, December 17  1:00 – 3:30pm

Many priests will be available for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance to hear individual confessions.  Please join us for this healing Sacrament.

Advent Challenge

Ready to challenge yourself? Do something meaningful this Advent!  We have provided reflective, thought-provoking, feel-good and very doable challenges for you. The Advent Challenge will allow you to do wonderful things for yourself, your family and your community this season.

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Advent Family Resources

Bambinelli Blessing

On the weekend of December 18/19 we will be handing out this printable as you bring your baby Jesus to the altar. Please feel free to print this resource from home! It includes the Bambinelli Blessing, Christmas Prayer for Present Opening Time, A Christmas Blessing and a Blessing for the Family Christmas Tree.

Enjoy this wonderful tradition with your family!

DOWNLOAD: Bambinelli Blessing Sheet

 

Do you need a Bambinelli (Baby Jesus figurine)? Our parish staff is gifting Bambinellis to those who do not have one. Sign-up to receive one!

Christmas Printables

Take your kids on an epic 4-part journey that explores the Christmas story as presented in the prophets, and the gospels of Matthew and Luke.  Parents, this guide will allow you to explore the Christmas story over four exciting weeks with your children. Each devotional includes a Bible video, Scripture reading, discussion questions, and more!

DOWNLOAD: Christmas Lesson Plan

Mary and Joseph – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet

DOWNLOAD: Mary and Joseph Christmas Spot the Differences

Check out all of our Advent Family Resources!

Receive Holy Communion from Your Car

If you are joining us from the safety of your home and would like to receive Holy Communion, join us on Christmas Eve at 9:00 pm or on Christmas Day at 1:00 pm in the Parish Life Center parking lot on the water tower side.  Fr. Bob or Fr. Andrew will bring it to your car. God bless you!

Homebound or Elderly

If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive Communion, please reach out to Lisa Homady at LHomady@StAmbrose.us with the individual’s name, address, and phone number.

Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas Mass Online

Joining us for Mass online? Here are some simple thoughts and things to do to get into a prayerful mindset to celebrate Mass online.

  • Dress up!  Put on your Christmas best like you would for Christmas Mass.
  • Put away distractions.  10-15 minutes before Mass begins, put away other devices and work to have some quiet time to focus before Mass begins.
  • Prepare a special place.  Setup your TV, computer, tablet or phone. Light some candles in the room. Bring religious statues or images or a crucifix in the room to help you reflect and be mindful.
  • Follow along with the readings. There are many apps you can download – or you can visit the USCCB page for daily readings.
  • Participate as though you are attending Mass in-person.  Follow along with the responses, sit, stand and kneel. It may feel awkward, but it will keep you mindful and focused on celebrating Mass.

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Christmas Mass Schedule

May our celebration of the First Noel inspire us to find real joy and greater love in Jesus Christ this Christmas and always.

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24
4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 12:00 Midnight
Masses in Church and Hilkert Hall
Midnight Mass in Church only.

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25
8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00 noon
Masses in Church.
Noon Mass will also be celebrated in Hilkert Hall.

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