Rorate Caeli Mass

Saturday, December 17 | 6:30 AM

Please join Fr Dominic for the Rorate Caeli Mass this Saturday in the Church. This Mass is lit only by candles. The church will be very dimly lit. Please use caution as the church will be dark and it may be hard to see.

What is Rorate Caeli?

The Rorate Mass takes its name from Isaiah 45:8

 

“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”

Translation:

“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.”

 

The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn. The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

 

Information from https://fssp.com/rorate-caeli-masses/

 

PLEASE RETURN ALL GIVING TREE GIFTS/DONATIONS BY 4:00 PM TODAY!

 

Matching Fund Update

We are excited to share that we have received $71,000 so far in contributions towards our debt payoff!

We are only $43,000 from having half on the debt covered for a complete matching fund payoff! 

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! There is still time to make a contribution through

December 27 @ 4:00 PM. 

 

“O Antiphons” of Advent

December 17-23

The “O Antiphons” are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming Christ as the fulfillment not only of Old Testament hopes, but present ones as well

 

Job Opening

Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator

OLC Faith Formation is searching for an Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator! If you or someone you know is interested, please click the button below.

 

Resume and cover letter can be sent to Kristina Poirier

 

Mass of Installation

Please join for the Mass of Installation of Fr Dom as Pastor of OLC! A dessert reception will follow.

 

Double Match Day

Saturday, December 17

at the Rockford Meijer (10 Mile & US 131)

Help North Kent Connect fill their pantry!

Purchase a $10 Simply Give card on “Double Match Day” this Saturday, December 17th, at the Rockford Meijer checkout, and Meijer will donate $30 to North Kent Connect.

 
 

Christmas Office Closures

Christmas and New Years celebrations are right around the corner! Please see below for office closures for the upcoming weeks:

Parish Office Closed:

Friday, December 23

Monday, December 25

Monday, January 2

 

Faith Formation Office Closed:

December 19 – January 2

 

School Office Closed:

December 19 – January 2

 

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