December 10, 2017--Second Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2017 is the second Sunday of Advent, so we light the second candle on our Advent Wreath: the candle of Peace.
Last Sunday we lit the candle of Hope, remembering the Hope which comes in Christ. (Light Candle). Today we light the second candle of Advent, the candle of Peace. God has a peaceful dream for the world, and we dream it too. We dream of a peaceful world where nations come together, where war is a memory, and we eat at one table.
We light this candle in Peace.
Will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017
Parishioners and friends, we will be holding a Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Church members and friends are asked to bake batches of one of their favorite cookies and bring them to church during the week before the sale. They will be sold by the pound, beginning at 11:00 am until sold out. Those who do not have time to bake (and everyone) are invited to come and purchase homemade cookies for your holiday entertaining. You can fill a box, it will be weighed and then sold at $7.00 per pound. View the description here and the flyer here.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
December 16-17 we will celebrate Bambinelli Sunday. You are invited to bring the infant Jesus from your home nativity set to Mass for a special blessing. Children are invited to bring the baby Jesus to church so they make the connection of home and the church where they worship each weekend. May God bless us as we prepare to celebrate the feast of Christmas. Image credit: Jacilluch via (flicker.com) (cc).
Anyone who would like to have a poinsettia placed in the Church as a living memorial for the Christmas season, please fill out the form here and return it with payment by Sunday, December 17. The cost for each poinsettia is $15.
Communal Reconciliation Service
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Trumbull County Catholic Parishes Advent Reconciliation Service will be held Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE in Warren. The service includes a gathering song, Liturgy of the Word, examination of conscience, as well as individual confession and absolution. Several priests will be available to hear confessions. The service ends by bringing us all back together with a song of praise and final blessing.
Christmas Eve Pageant
Sunday, December 24, 2017--4:00 pm Mass
All children and youth are invited to participate in our Christmas Eve Mass on December 24 at 4:00 pm. Actors are needed for various roles (Mary, Joseph, shepherds and wise men. Children and youth are needed to sing in the choir and play in the chime choir. If you are interested in helping in any way, please call Karen Bartos at 330-534-1928 or April Cheney at 330-728-3470.
The following projects/events are ongoing in our parish for the dates listed.
Gifts need to returned to church by 1:00 pm, Sunday, December 17. Thank you!
Cards are available on a tree in the vestibule of church with a description of the person who will get a gift. We are also looking for donations of gift cards for grocery or drug stores for the Hubbard Senior Citizens again this year. Please return your new gift wrapped with the card attached, no later than Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1:00 pm. Gift cards are always a great idea for older kids as well as the elderly. If you have any questions, please call the Parish House at 330-534-1928. Thank you for your participation and support as we continue the wonderful tradition of generously sharing our time, talent and treasure with those in need.
Begins November 4, 2017
We will be giving our Vocation Cross to a family during Mass to take home for a week, beginning on November 4, which begins National Vocation Awareness Week. Please sign up at the Stewardship Table in the vestibule. The purpose of the cross is to be a reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life each day during the week. You will return it the following the following weekend for another family.
Catholic Heart Work Camp Opportunity For 2018-19 Eighth Graders and Older
We ask you to continue to bring in non-perishable food items and place in the baskets at the entrances of the Church.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We, the people of St. Patrick Parish in Hubbard, Ohio, are a Roman Catholic community united by our faith in God and nourished through our celebration of the Eucharist and the Word. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our parish family and the world community through our understanding of stewardship, evangelization, and service.