Youth in Action
Youth in Action blends works of mercy with fun. We meet every 4th Monday evening of the month from 6:15—7:45 PM. Our next meeting is November 30, We will make decorative magnets for the parish’s shut-ins. Come have fun assembling these gifts. Also, Youth in Action (YIA) is collecting hotel toiletries for ‘A Woman’s Place’, and soups for ‘Souper Bowl Sunday’ (for the parish food pantry). Please drop all donations in the marked containers near the nursery. Thank you!
YIA is open to 7th & 8th graders from any school. Come join us and bring your friends!
Knights of Columbus
COAL Tickets! “Chance of a Lifetime” drawing.
Purchase tickets by contacting Jack Kelley 215-264-4487 or Steve Clark 267-241-9427. Only $6.00 for a book of 8 tickets or $1.00 a ticket. 16 great prizes this year including a new car and many exotic trips.
Keep Christ in Christmas
Prepare for the celebration of Advent by deciding what you and your family will choose to do during Advent.
Will you attend Mass as a family more frequently? Have you set up your Advent wreath?
If you set up your tree early, remember to gather the family to bless the tree as you turn on the lights, reminding us that Jesus is the Light of the World. Be sure to leave the manger empty ‘til Christmas morning. Sing a carol as the infant is placed in the manger.
Consider also: A religious Advent Calendar; Celebrate St. Nicholas Day—December 6th; Tell the story of St. Francis and the first crèche. Choose a secret ‘Advent Angel’ among family members and do an act of kindness for this person every day of Advent. (lots of fun)
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Our parish prays the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily before the 8:30AM mass and on Tuesdays at 3:00PM during Eucharistic Adoration. Try to pray the Chaplet during this Year of Mercy for your intentions and for our world. More information can be obtained on the website: www.marian.org and there are leaflets in the back of the church with the Chaplet prayers.
Bereavement Support Group
Atttention: Bereaved Parents
On Sunday, Dec., 13th, Compassionate Friends will sponsor its annual commemorative service for parents who have experienced the death of a child.
Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Southampton will participate by holding a candlelight Vespers Service at 7:00 PM in the upper church. There will be light refreshments after the service. Please arrive about 10 minutes before the service begins. Participants are encouraged to bring a candle and photograph or other memento which will be set up behind the candle during the service. Call 215-357-1300 ext. 176 for information