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Prepare the way of the Lord!
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Our Parish Advent Reconciliation Service will be on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm in the church.
Please join us for the Wednesday Night Film Series!

The words are familiar: The Last Supper. Communion. The Great Feast. Bread and Wine. The Holy Eucharist.  Jesus said, “This is my Body” and, “This is my Blood.” Some say they’re merely symbols of remembrance. Others say they’re really the Body and Blood of Christ, but can’t explain how that’s possible. The Eucharist is the center-point of the Mass, and the Catechism calls it the “source and summit of the Christian life” (Para. 1324) – but why?  The answers are here. In a ten part video series, renowned teacher Dr. Brant Pitre guides us through Scripture, history, and Church teaching to illuminate the wonder and miracle of the Eucharist. Episodes will be shown from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the church building.You are invited to join the PREP students for the Liturgy of the Word at 6:30 p.m. although this is not required.  Please be respectful of the Liturgy in progress when you enter the church building. 


Please note: The dates below have been updated from the original schedule


1. November 16: Source and Summit: Introducing the Eucharist
2. November 30: In the Beginning: Garden of Eden and Sacrifice
3. January 11: Lamb of God: The Sacrifice of Isaac and the Passover Lamb
4. January 25: Miracles of Exodus: Manna and Water
5. February 8: Mysteries of the Tabernacle: The Bread of the Presence
6. February 15: Miracles of Jesus: Water, Wine, Loaves, and Fishes
7. March 8: Bread of Life Discourse: John 6 and the Real Presence
8. March 15: The Last Supper and the Cross: The New Passover of Christ
9. March 22: The Mass: Emmaus and the Mystery of the Eucharist
10. March 29: 
Revelation: Heavenly Worship and the End of Time
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