The Week's Pastor's Column

Pastor’s Column for Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dear Friends,

A happy and blessed Advent to you.

I’d like to invite you, especially young members of the SJA community, to a casual Christmas gathering after the 4:30pm Mass next Saturday, December 9 in the school cafeteria/parish center. Visions, the SJA Young Adult Group, will host the event with food, beverages, games for the kids and adults. I’d like to personally invite the young families and single people of the parish. And don’t forget your festive Christmas sweater! Here’s the announcement that appeared on the parish web site and facebook page:


"Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to break out your newest Christmas sweater? Visions Young Adult group invites you to join in an evening of fellowship at our 1st annual Christmas Party. This event will be after 4:30 mass on Saturday, December 9th in the South City Catholic Academy cafeteria. Join fellow parishioners of all ages in celebrating the advent season with Visions final event of the 2017 year! Pizza and beverages will be provided along with fun Christmas themed activities for kids and those who are kids at heart this time of year. We hope all are able to join us in celebrating a great 2017 and don't forget to dress festive! Contact parishioner Nate Kulla with questions at"

Our Advent Holy Hours continue again this year: each Monday of Advent in church from 7-8pm: Eucharistic Adoration, guided meditation, and Benediction at 8pm. We’ll have additional priests for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, December 11 from 7-8pm.

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayer for you,