We begin a new Liturgical Year on the First Sunday of Advent. Being the Holy Mother, that she is, the Church constantly teaches us the way to enter the Kingdom of God. Educators are taught that it takes about five times of repetition before the average person really learns something....and all senses should be employed. How true! That is why we begin the Church Year with Advent that leads to Christmas and eventually Lent and Easter and Ordinary Time to yield a calendar that teaches us the Life of Christ, His Gospel message and how it pertains to us now.
Take advantage of this Holy Season of waiting. Often, it is in the anticipation that the real message comes through. Advent is waiting for the Lord to return in Glory. He already visited earth two-thousand years ago. Now we are anxious for Him to return (perhaps at our own individual demise) to render peace, justice, love and endless joy. May you feel welcomed into this waiting period. Together, we will greet the Messiah. Come, Lord Jesus.
Father Joe Piekarski (pastor)
Sunday Masses at St. Edmond's Rehoboth are:
Saturday, afternoon 4:00
Sunday, morning 7:30
Christmas Eve Masses: 4:00 p.m. Church
4:00 p.m. Hall
4:00 p.m. Rehoboth Elementary School
10:00 p.m. Church
Christmas Day Masses: 8:30 a.m. Church
10:30 a.m. Church
Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign. Thank you to everyone who received the packet and responded back with an intention. This capital campaign is initiated by the Diocese of Wilmington to build-up the Lay Employee Retirement Program, the Diocesan Priest Retirement, diocesan outreach and finally to assist individual parishes for certain parochial projects.
The beginning of the holiday season is the completion of the pledge segment of the campaign. It is never too late or too little to contribute toward this gigantic campaign that assists our Diocese and our parish. All contributions are appreciated and together we can reach our parish goal of $569,000. Thus far, we have reach $515,000 of this total goal in pledges.. To one and all...THANK YOU!