Advent Opportunities


The season of Advent is upon us! Scroll down for various events and opportunities during these four weeks leading up to the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord!

 Advent Reflection Booklets- Due to budget constraints, we were unable to order advent reflection booklets. We will put leftover booklets from last year as well as any samples we received in the office. 

Angel Tree!
  The Angel Tree is in the gathering space. This year we will assist 26 families from Catholic Charities, 100 Foster Children, and several International Students from Methodist University. There will be at least 400 angels on the tree. Choose an angel, purchase the requested gifts, wrap the gift, place the angel on the outside, and return the gift to the parish. All gifts must be returned by December 15th so they can be delivered to the recipients in time for Christmas. Last year, over 500 gifts were distributed throughout our community!

Pray to Start Your Day-
Join Colin Jorsch for scripture, prayer and reflection each Tuesday and Thursday morning during Advent. All are invited to join him in the deSales Chapel at 6:00am.

 Advent Communal Penance Services Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 7:00pm- San Isidro
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 7:00pm- St. Patrick
Tuesday, December 10th, 11:00am- Sacred Heart, Pinehurst
Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 7:00pm- Good Shepherd, Hope Mills
Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 10:30am- St. Ann

Help make the church beautiful for Christmas by donating a poinsettia! 
To donate a flower, use the flower envelope in your offertory packet, or a plain white envelope marked Christmas flowers. You can also donate through the WeShare site ( ).  If you wish your flower to be in memory or in honor of someone, please indicate on the envelope (this can also be done on WeShare). A listing of honoring/memorials will be on the website. The donation is $10.00 per plant. Click the following link for a listing of Memorials/Honorings:

   The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at all Masses the weekend of December 14/15.

Christmas Eve Children's Mass
- The children's Mass is 4:00pm Christmas Eve. If you wish for your child to participate, there will be sign up sheets in the gathering space beginning December 1st. Children signed up to participate need to attend a practice session scheduled for December 22nd at 2:00pm in the Church. Contact Donna Thompson in the parish office with questions.


Living Nativity
- Once again we will create a Living Nativity on Christmas Eve. We need many volunteers to dress in costume and be a part of the Nativity. The Living Nativity will be presented Christmas Eve from 5:30pm-6:30pm and again from 8:15pm-9:30pm. Sign up sheets for volunteers will be in the gathering space Beginning December 1st. Costumes are provided. Contact Donna Thompson or Michael Smith in the parish office with questions.


Families Scheduled to Light the Advent Wreath (and Presentation of the Gifts)


  5:30pm Mass 9:00am Mass 11:30am Mass
December 7/8  Gambill Family Ferenzi Family Johnson Family
December 14/15  Durcholz Family Farmer Family Ledbetter Family
December 21/22  Ragucci Family Nguyen Family Femiano Family