The Diocese of Toledo is promoting a four week journey that will lead you into the heart of Christmas. During the season of Advent, families or groups of friends are invited to take part in two events that prepare us for Christ’s coming.
1) Prayer Service at St. Joan of Arc Parish
5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, 43614 (18 minutes away from CK)
Monday Evenings December 2, 9, 16, and 23
These uplifting evenings of witness, word and worship will unite families and friends of the Diocese during Advent. We will wait and pray together for the coming of Christ into our lives!
6:30 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation is available for anyone
6:55 PM Short video based on the upcoming Sunday reading will be shown
7:00 PM Prayer Service will begin with the Blessed Sacrament exposed
Families are asked to bring a Family Candle to be placed at the feet of Jesus
Service will last until 8:30pm, although people can stay as long as they wish
Young children can experience God in short periods of time with the community
2) Commit to the 30/3 Challenge
Families are asked to take on the 30/3 Challenge. The material can be adapted to fit a group of friends. Commit to spending 30 minutes/3 nights during 4 weeks of Advent.
Where? In your home or gathering place with friends
When? You decide…after supper, later in the evening, weekend…whenever it works for you.
Materials to be used? Visit RockToledo.com and PresenceForChristmas.com to find:
--A Letter to Parents
--A suggested outline for a 30 minute meeting
--Links to a weekly video clip and discussion questions
--A Family Candle: a glass encased candle or a simple “church candle” that burns for 7 days. Purchase one at Reger’s 4100 Secor Rd Toledo, 43623
or Churchill’s Religious Goods 2478 Tremainsville Toledo, 43613. These candles can be taken to the Prayer Service at Joan of Arc and then taken home.
Contact Suzanne Marciniak or Terry McKown for more information at 419-475-4348 or visit RockToledo.com and PresenceForChristmas.com