For three Fridays in Advent, Father Sojan, O.F.M. Cap. will share reflections on this season of Advent; a season of expectation and hope.
December 19 – “Repentence”
The reflections are in the main chapel at 5:30 p.m. followed by a light supper.
Christmas Eve Masses:
5 p.m. – Family Mass
8 p.m. - Traditional Christmas Eve Mass
Christmas Day Masses:
8 a.m. & 11 a.m
The chapel and gift shop will be closed after the 11 a.m. mass.
Reflection for Advent & Christmas
The Advent Season seems to progress so quickly. Our lives are filled with all forms of activities during these weeks along with the determination to recall the liturgical theme of waiting and hoping – the reason for the season.
Recalling Mary and Joseph who were so busy planning their journey to register themselves according to the Roman mandate, may help us identify with the season. Mary, young and in her final week of pregnancy, and Joseph, feeling responsible for adequately planning a long, hard trip for his pregnant wife, encountered some of the very feelings and challenges we experience. As we live these weeks we may discover the similarities of our lives and the life of the Holy Family and ask for the hope and trust they had as they lived each day fully.
All of us at Mother Cabrini Shrine pray that you and your loved ones enjoy the love, hope and peace of Emmanuel- God with us always.
Websites that offer daily Advent reflections are: