Advent 2019

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"
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“You are the Light of the World

The purpose of Advent is a spiritual preparation and rebirth of Jesus in our hearts and in our lives.
Advent is a perfect time to stop and reflect on our relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
This relationship is the most important one of our lives for it begins here and goes beyond this life and this world.
 
You will find Advent resources on this page that can help deepen your life and your relationship with your God.

Campus Ministry Activities

Campus Ministry has planned several activites during the Advent season to help prepare for the coming of Jesus into our lives at Christmas.

Make sure to take a few minutes out of your school day to participate in the following events:

CARE Advent Drive - December 2nd - 6th
     Thank you for your generous donation of children's flu medicine, children's cold medicine, hats, gloves, backpacks and travel-sized toiletries.  They will be given to Kino Border Iniative and shared with immigrants at the US/Mexico border

Daily Scripture Challenge 

Eucharistic Adoration - December 10th & 11th

Advent Prayer Service - December 13th

Special Advent C.H.I.P (Chargers in Prayer) during Activity Period on Tuesday, December 3rd and Monday, December 9th.


Daily Scripture Challenge - Week 2 of Advent

Dec 9   They did their duty and went to register and be counted…

Luke 2:2-5: In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Challenge: Can you find God in the menial tasks of your homework?

Dec 10: The simplicity of this passage tells an amazing story

Luke 2: 6-7: While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
 
Challenge: Focus on what’s really important: tell one person in your life how he/she is important to you.

Dec 11 Do not be afraid!

Luke 2:8-12:   And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger.”

Challenge: Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Call an out-of-town relative. Call anyone.

Dec 12   Rejoice for your king has come!

 
Luke 2:13-15: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
 
Challenge: Ask an older family member to tell a story about what Christmas was like when they were your age.

Dec 13 Advent Prayer Service

Luke2:16-20: So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Challenge: “Treasure and ponder” the Christmas story in your heart like Mary. How can you show the joy of Jesus’s birth in your everyday encounters, even after the Christmas season?