Receiving the Gift of Jesus: Dec. 15 to 18
St. Joseph’s in Placentia and Holy Family in Orange will be hosting three of the Sisters of Life, Dec. 15 to 18. There will be a series of activities that will take place at both parishes that weekend that are open for all to enjoy!
Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall the Holy Family Young Adult Ministry will be hosting an event that is open to young adults (18 to 29 years old) throughout Southern California. The Sisters will offer a talk around their general theme of the weekend – “Am I Really a Gift?” – that is targeted towards the Young Adult Audience.
Friday, Dec. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Life Center of Santa Ana (2428 N Grand Ave., Suite K, Santa Ana, CA) the Staff and Clients of the Life Center will be hosting the Sisters for lunch so they can see how the parishes in our Diocese are working together to Walk With Moms experiencing crisis pregnancies so that they can more easily choose life. This is a private event as the Life Center has a limited capacity. For more information about the life center visit www.lifecenterofsantaana.org.
Friday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Holy Family Catholic Church the Sisters will be offering an evening talk entitled, “The Ultimate Gift.” This event is open to everyone and will be sure to please. The Sisters bring a joy to everything to do that must be experienced and their unique style of evangelization and support for life will leave you wanting to deepen your relationship with God and help bring Jesus to others in our community.
This event will be followed by Adoration that runs through 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. The day will start with morning Mass and will be followed by a Women’s Brunch hosted by the St. Joseph’s Women’s Ministry. The brunch is open to Women of both Parishes, but registration is required (scan code) so that an accurate headcount can be obtained. The meal will be followed by a talk from the Sisters that aligns with the weekend theme of “The Gift of Femininity,” that is targeted toward a female audience.
Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall, the Sisters will offer a talk and discussion panel for the Holy Family Confirmation Retreatants. Teens from St. Joseph’s teen confirmation program are welcome to join the Holy Family teens as they explore what it means when we say, “Jesus is the Gift We Long For” during this retreat focusing on living one’s life “Counterculturally” as we reject secularism, materialism, and relativism.
Sunday, Dec. 18, all day at St. Joseph’s, the Sisters will be participating in two morning Masses at 8 and 10 a.m. The Sisters will return for a Pizza Dinner at 5 p.m. followed by a talk entitled, “Receive the Gift” and Eucharistic Adoration. Everyone is welcome to join the Sisters at Mass in the morning and for the dinner and talk in the evening. Every minute spent with the Sisters will bring you joy – don’t miss out!