Advent is a season of quiet reflection, renewal and anticipation. If you add “ure” to the end of Advent; you get “Adventure”. Advent can also be an adventure; yet, not how we experience an adventure on television or while on a thrilling vacation with our family and friends. Perhaps Mary and Joseph were on the adventure of their Holy lives when they tried to find a room for Jesus to be born that chilly, winter’s night. Yet, the Christmas Star shined bright on the night that Christ was born in a manger; much like a “Beacon” of hope to a world in need of love and peace. Click here to join with your parish family as we peacefully adventure together this Advent 2017.As we enter the Season of Advent together, may the anticipation of the birth of the Savior of the World as the one Beacon of hope, love, and peace ever be our glowing example of service to God and neighbor as a House of Prayer and a House of the Poor.God’s blessings to you, your family, friends and neighbors, now and always,
Parish Information Session
Father Brendan will host a gathering to discuss the goals and purpose of our new Pastoral Center project. Please join us; meet the project architect; and, share your thoughts and questions with us. Your input is very important.
Saturday December 9th
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Knight Hall
All are welcome!
Money Counters Needed
Volunteers are needed to help count money for the Parish. The time commitment is approximately two hours one morning each week. Please contact Barbara Belavic (949) 429-2874 if you would like to volunteer or for more information.
Family Assistance Ministries (FAM)
Nearly two years ago, this question was posed to our St. Edward the Confessor parishioners. At that time, the parish entered into a partnership with Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), in San Clemente as a pilot program. In doing so, FAM established a satellite operation at the San Felipe chapel to better serve the poor of our community.
More than 20 parishioners answered the call to volunteer. They volunteered one or two Fridays a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. The program has been an unquestionable success. It is helping the poor and homeless by having access to food, clothing, plus case management services such as shelter and job training. Those parishioners who have volunteered have seen lives changed. They came to know people who have been living on the streets for years receive help and turn their lives around. They have also witnessed families with young children, on the verge of being homeless, receive guidance to get back on their feet and become independent.
The program’s success means we are going forward to make this a permanent ministry of our parish. Therefore, we are seeking two couples to serve as leads one or two days a month on Fridays. We are also in need for additional volunteers to help distribute food and gather information to provide to caseworkers.
If this is something you would like to be a part of or want more information, please call, Cindy Brauer 949-439-0809 or contact Deacon Al Scaduto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Ministry Opportunities
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