Advent What’s Up
November 16, 2023
-- Holy Cross, 2300 Main St. 
Advent presentation with Mike Pacer: Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., in the church. Mike Pacer, father of diocesan priest Father Nathan Pacer and author of “The Three Comings of Christ,” will speak on embracing the Advent season. 
Lessons and Carols: Dec. 16, 7 p.m., in the church. Cost: none. 
-- Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, 717 N. Batavia Ave. 
Busy person’s retreat: Individually scheduled sessions; email spiritual director of choice at $25/person.
Advent Gospel film series: Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 3-6 p.m., on Zoom. Sessions include prayer, reflection, sharing and movies connected to the Advent Gospels. Cost: $5/session. Register at
Advent evening of reflection: Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., on Zoom. Sister Linda Hatton, SSCM, will lead the “Stations of the Crib,” fourteen stations based on the events leading up to and following the birth of Jesus. Donations welcome. Register at
-- St. Bridget, 600 Clifford Ave. 
Advent presentation with Mike Pacer: Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m., in the church. Mike Pacer, father of Father Nathan Pacer, will speak on embracing Advent joy and a deeper relationship with Christ. 
-- St. Patrick, 3500 Washington St. 
Christmas concert and cookies: Dec. 16 after the 4 p.m. Mass. A concert of Christmas music will be in the church, followed by a cookie exchange in the parish’s Muldoon Hall, here. To join the cookie exchange, drop off cookies in Muldoon Hall the morning of Dec. 16. 
-- Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St. 
Advent Scripture series: Sundays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, all from 1-2:30 p.m. in the parish Fellowship Hall. John McGrath, retired diocesan director of ministry formation, will speak on “Making Sense of the Old Testament: 7 Key Insights for Our Faith.” $5/one session or $10/all sessions. Registration at the door only. 
Info: 815-965-2765
-- St. Rita, 6254 Valley Knoll Dr. 
Advent morning of reflection: Dec. 2, 8:15-11:30 a.m., in the parish’s Wahl Hall, here. Will start with optional Mass, then breakfast, a presentation by Father Richard Rosinski and end with adoration. Register after Masses Nov. 18-19 and Nov. 25-26 or call the parish office at 815-398-0853. Free will offering. 
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