Fr. Ousley of St. Michael the Archangel, Philadelphia announces:
Advent begins on November 30th (sneaking up on us). Our accustomed Advent Quiet is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th. It begins with Mass at 9:30 in the Chapel at St Therese. We conclude by 2:30 with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to the addresses, there will be silence and opportunity for Confession. Whether you do it at the Quiet Day or not, I encourage you to make a sacramental Confession before Christmas, as part of your Advent preparation to receive Christ as He comes in the manger at Bethlehem. December is not just a time to prepare our homes for Christmas – the tree, gifts, food, etc. –more importantly it is a time to prepare our hearts. The sacrament of Penance is one means, and an important one.