ADVENT 2021:
THE GIFT OF SIMPLICITY

Many of us were eager to say farewell to 2020, and yet 2021 may have left us wearier than we expected. In our weariness, God is here. As He has for generations before us, He draws near to us in our sorrow, He provides for us in our desolation and distress, He strengthens us in our weariness and weakness.

Join us this Advent as we let the noise fall away and center ourselves on the gift of God, allow Him to fill our hearts according to His will alone, and focus on that which is in front of us – family, friends, and neighbor alike.

Be sure to check out the growing list of  resources on this page throughout the month, stop by our Advent Festival, and challenge yourselves to grow deeper to Jesus as we wait for His coming anew.

ADVENT FESTIVAL
December 11 & 12

Join us for two days of festivities to celebrate Advent as we look with hope and joyful  expectation towards the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 11:
Craft show, caroling & cookies!
Sponsored by GAP

Noon-3:30PM Artisan and Craft Sale (FREE Admission)

3:30PM Reconciliation

4:30PM Mass

5:30PM Caroling, cookies, hot cocoa & photos with St. Nicholas

(If you’d like to participate in the Artisan Sale, please email gaparents2016@yahoo.com for an application. No MLMs at this time.)

Sunday, December 12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta at Noon
(following the 11:00am Mass)

  • food
  • games
  • crafts
  • and a short play about the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Both days with fun for the whole family! We hope to see you throughout the weekend! Please RSVP to rakhim@guardiana.com for the fiesta by Thursday, December 9.

ADVENT RESOURCES

Advent in 2 Minutes Video

Busted Halo Advent Calendar

Printable Advent Calendar from Catholic Icing

Advent Devotional by Brickhouse in the City

Adore Guided Journal from Fr. John Burns

Rejoice! Advent Series from Ascension Press

 

ONLINE RETREATS & REFLECTIONS

Advent Made Simple

This Advent do something simple that changes your life. Sign up for this free daily video program with short video reflections with prayers and reflections to help you grow in your faith.

Dwelling With God

An Advent retreat from Pray as you go and Sacred Space, created to offer you the opportunity to take a step back from the pressing concerns of everyday life, to reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships, with God, with the people around you, and with the world in which you live.

Updated information from Archbishop Vigneron and the Archdiocese of Detroit|www.aod.org/emergencyresponse.