Christmas Flower Fund – St. John Nepomucene

Christmas Flower Fund – St. John Nepomucene

Each year at this time, St. John Nepomucene welcomes donations to the Christmas Flower Fund in memory of departed loved ones. Donations in any amount may be made at the parish office from now until December 12th.

There will be envelopes at the Information Desk too. This not only enables us to decorate St. John Nepomucene during Christmas, but throughout the whole year!

Breakfast In Bethlehem & Magi Market at Prince of Peace on December 11th

Breakfast In Bethlehem & Magi Market at Prince of Peace on December 11th

Join us for this FREE, family-friendly, faith-filled event on Sunday, December 11th after the 10 a.m. Mass at Prince of Peace (located at 3425 Willow Rd in Green Bay).

– Hear the Story “God Gave Us Christmas”
– Breakfast, Children’s crafts and secret shopping at the Magi Market
– Bring Baby Jesus from your home Nativity to be blessed

Contact our parish office with a family name and count so we can plan enough food. Goodwill offerings for food are accepted and sincerely appreciated.

All items available to shop for in the Magi Market are typically smaller amounts ($1-$5/each).

Please bring enough cash for checkout. Contact us to get registered or with any questions: parish@popgb.org.

Young Adult TRIVIA NIGHT at the POP Parish Center on Thursday, December 1st

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!

Please contact Neil for more info: nsaindon@popgb.org

POP Parish Center
4767 Stagecoach Rd
Pine Grove, WI 54208

Christmas Stars ticket sales are OPEN!

Christmas Stars ticket sales are OPEN!

Christmas Stars ticket sales are open online and at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre box office. Box office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 3pm.  Come and be delighted by a spectacular Broadway-style revue featuring religious and secular holiday music performed by a cast of singers, dancers and actors ages five to senior citizen. 

Experience the dazzling Christmas parade, a visit from Santa and the breathtaking “Living Nativity” finale. 

All performances will be held at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 Prospect Avenue, Appleton, December 1st – 11th.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided at the 1 pm performance on December 3rd.  The fully accessible theatre is equipped with a hearing loop.

For performance times, ticket purchases or questions, please call 920-733-8840 or visit www.christmasstars.orgTo visit the Xavier Theatre Box Office, please use the main theatre entrance, located under the arched canopy, on the west end of the school building.

Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation – Prepare with purple. Celebrate with white.

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.

St. John Nepomucene Christmas Flower Fund

St. John Nepomucene Christmas Flower Fund

Each year at this time, St. John Nepomucene welcomes donations to the Christmas Flower Fund in memory of departed loved ones. Donations in any amount may be made at the parish office from now until December 13th. There will also be envelopes at the Information Desk too.

This not only enables us to decorate St. John Nepomucene during Christmas, but throughout the whole year!