A great time to prepare with many different events.
There are two opportunities for your family to assist at Mass during Advent. Carry Advent candle or present gifts at Offertory. Signup today!
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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass in Spanish – December 12th 7:00pm – Church Followed by a reception in DeSales Hall
It was a chilly day in December 1531 when Juan Diego was walking in the desert on his way to Mass. Suddenly, a lady in a blue mantle appeared with a crown of 12 stars and the moon under her feet. The lady was the Virgin Mary and she told him to ask the Bishop to build a chapel on the Tepeyac Hill in her honor. After Juan made many futile pleas to Bishop Zummarraga, finally he complied with Our Lady's wish and built the church. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico and the Americas.
From a Salesian Perspective "Advent and the Virtue of Hope" -
December 13th – Chapel 9:00am or 7:00pm
Presented by Fr. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS
It's Hard to be First: Advent with Saint Mark – Chapel
December 18th 9:00am or 7:00pm
This coming liturgical year we will hear St. Mark's gospel. Mark's gospel is the first gospel written. Explore the Gospel and what it can mean for us.
Simbang Gabi 2017, Saturday, December 16, 7pm, Vigil Mass
Join the Filipino-American community for Advent Novena Mass at OLGC, to be celebrated by Rev. John J. Dolan, OSFS. "Salu-salo" (dinner reception) will follow immediately at DeSales Hall. Volunteers (ushers, set-up, food servers, clean-up) and monetary contributions are most welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simbang Gabi is a long-standing Filipino tradition in which a Novena of Masses are held to spiritually prepare for the birth of Christ. The Masses take place at several churches throughout the Diocese of Arlington, beginning on December 15 and culminating on December 23 with Mass celebrated by Bishop Burbidge. All are welcome! The full schedule is available at www.simbanggabi.com.
Help those in need with two opportunities: Thank you!
The Giving Tree - Choose 1 or more tags from the tree in the Narthex, purchase the item and return them by Dec 17th. Other monetary donations are always welcome and can be deposited in box by the tree or the collection basket or the Admin. Building. Contact Mike & Mary Pat if you have any questions, 703.938.0567.
Adopt a Family - You can adopt a family by yourself, or team up with friends, co-workers or parish groups. If you are too busy to shop, individual donations are welcome through OLGC Faith Direct or writing a check. Wish lists and family needs will be provided. Email or call Karen 703.919.9653 or Fran 703.242.7440.
Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass Schedule -
Saturday, December 23rd - 4:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:15pm (Spanish) and Sunday, December 24th - 7:30am and 9:00am
Because Christmas falls on a Monday this year and the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24th (Christmas Eve), we will have a modified Mass Schedule.