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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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2ndSundayof Advent 1

Our Lady of Guadalupe

2ndSundayof Advent 2Our Lady of Guadalupe In 1531, when the indigenous peoples of Mexico were subjugated and the practice of human sacrifice was still a recent memory, the Mother of God appeared to St. Juan Diego as a pregnant native woman, now known as Our Lady of Guadalupe.

She sent him with miraculous flowers in his cloak to tell the bishop to build a church where people could receive her Son and her loving, tender care.  When St. Juan Diego opened the cloak before the bishop, an image of Our Lady was revealed that remains to this day.

The chapel was quickly built, millions embraced Christianity, and the Church increased its protection of the indigenous peoples. By embracing the mission entrusted to him, St. Juan Diego helped bring Christ’s transforming love to cultures gripped by oppression and death.



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Weekly Parish Calendar

 December 9th: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Lakeshore Holiday Singers Christmas Concert at St. Mary's; 3 pm to beneifit Project Blessing and Sanilac Rescue Mission
 December 10th: Eucharistic Holy Hour followed by dinner at St. Mary's, beginning at 5 pm
 December 12th: Faith Formation 6pm - 7:30pm at St. Mary's Center; also Adult Bible Study after 9 am Mass at St. Denis Rectory
December 12th: Communal Penance Service at St.Mary's at 3:30 pm
December 13th: Adult Bible Study after 9 am Mass at St. Mary's Center
 December 16th:  Third Sunday of Advent: Today: Christmas Concert by the Sanilac Symphonic Band at St. Mary's 3:00 pm


The Spirituality of Advent

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.