Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Our Lady of Guadalupe:
December 11 & 12, 2016
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Knights of Columbus Christmas Dinner Arbuckle Hall.
We are a Catholic Community of diverse cultures, striving to live the Gospel values daily. We glorify God through worship, education in the Catholic faith, serving others in a spirit of love, and unifying our brothers and sisters throughout our community.
Somos una comunidad Catolica de diversas culturas, tratando de vivir los valores del Evangelio diario. Glorificamos a Dios a traves de adoracion, educacion en la fe Catolica, servir a los demas en un espiritu de amor y la unificacion de nuestros hermanos y hermanas en toda nuestra comunidad.
Please join us in filling our "Food Box" with items for families in Colusa County.
Please donate: Nonperishable food items.
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The picture of the "Youth Ministry' group was taken on their Six Flags trip in Vallejo. Great fun for all!
45 Elm Street,
Church of the Annunciation Williams
617 8th Street
Holy Cross Arbuckle
412 Laurel Street
Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning 'Coming.' Advent begins the church year starting four Sundays before Christmas. The season of Avent has been set aside as a time of preparation since the 6th century. Advent is a time for preparing for Christ's second coming, even as we remember and celebrate his first coming at Christmas. This is why the colour of the season of Lent is used, purple or blue, the colours also of Lent, of forgiveness and repentance.
Traditions vary from church to church, but usually one week, either week three of four in Advent, is set aside as more celebratory than others. Rose is the colour of this week rather than purple, which is why a rose candle is used. In our churches we will celebrate thius week on the fourth Sunday of Advent, when we remeber Mary, the mother of Jesus to whom is attributed that great song of joy, the Magnificat.