Celebrate Advent with Art & Song! CIA-Faith Mission Operatives invites you to join them on December 12th!
No tickets needed / Free will offering appreciated. For details, please click here: CIAFMO, send an email to: email@example.com or call (920) 450-3025.
CIA-Faith Mission Operatives is an all-volunteer, lay Catholic ministry, recognized by the Diocese of Green Bay. It exists to encourage and enable Catholics to “investigate their faith” through a variety of events involving speakers, live performances, films, etc. We gratefully acknowledge our collaboration with St. Francis Xavier High School, Appleton WI.
Thank you to everyone who came and shared in the Advent Adventures that was held at St. John Nepomucene on November 20th! It was a great way for families to start preparing for Advent. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible as well! It was such a great day with a lot of fun, smiles and celebration!
Young Adult TRIVIA NIGHT at the POP Parish Center on Thursday, December 1st
Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT at the POP Parish Center on Thursday, December 1st.
Themed just right for Advent and Christmas, feel free to wear an ugly sweater (prizes for best dressed). We are excited to bring back A Couple Rocks Trivia with host Rocky! Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
We’ll have plenty of food & drinks, plus prizes and fun at this FREE event for our Young Adult community. We are so excited to see you, soon!
As we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ on Christmas, the season of Advent sometimes flies by without us appreciating it. There is a wonderful opportunity to experience Advent – the “Behold the Lamb of God” Advent Concert. Music written and originally performed by Andrew Peterson, features many area musicians and vocalists, especially from St. Katharine Drexel and Holy Cross of Kaukauna and Hollandtown, and St. John Nepomucene in Little Chute. It features Deacon Dave Van Eperen, Lance Lamers, Mike Van Hoof and Tim Van Eperen of St. John Nepomucene parish.
Under the leadership of Nathan Vande Hey, they are now in their 12th year of performing these in the Fox Valley and surrounding areas! It is the story of salvation history in less than an hour. No tickets required, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds donated to charity. This year, the program will be presented 4 times and they are listed below:
Wednesday, November 30th – Kaukauna High School at 7:00 p.m. (sponsored by the Kaukauna Catholic Parishes)
Wednesday, December 7th – St. Nick’s in Freedom – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 12th – Xavier High School in Appleton – 7:00 p.m. (CIA-FMO event)
Wednesday, December 21st – St. Mary Help of Christians in Hilbert (108 S. 6th Street) – 7:00 p.m. (sponsored by the Tri-Parish Catholic Faith Communities – which includes St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood and St. Mary of the Seven Dolors in Stockbridge.)
Check it out! Spread the word and invite your students and families. This is open to anyone. Any questions, please contact Deacon Steve Vande Hey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POP Advent By Candlelight on Nov. 29th: Registration/Payment Required – Open to all Women
Open to all women! Registration is IN PERSON ONLY at Prince of Peace (3425 Willow Rd, Green Bay 54311) after any of the weekend Masses on the dates listed in the ads. Contact Sara with any questions or for more information: email@example.com.
** This event on November 29th is at The Ravine (not at Prince of Peace). **
Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation – Prepare with purple. Celebrate with white.
Our first season of the new church year is Advent. Advent is NOT Christmas, even though it feels like it in the stores. Advent is a season of preparation for Christmas and it means Coming. Christmas is coming, so we prepare our hearts, our minds and our homes. The liturgical color of Advent, purple, is highly visible in clergy vestments and decorations because it is the color of fasting and penance. With candles, more lit every week, we recognize that Christ is the light shining forth in the darkness. The readings for the Advent Season prepare us for the holy birth of our blessed Savior.
The next liturgical season is the Christmas Season. Christmas begins, not ends, on December 25th and lasts through Epiphany which is on January 6th. This season is a joyful season, a season of celebration! We take down the purple decorations and vestments and clergy will wear white, the color of celebration.
So let’s plan this year to keep that tree up until January 6th and continue celebrating Christmas as it should be! A blessed Advent Season to all as you continue to prepare.