When Jesus was born, He certainly wasn’t what people were expecting. They didn’t expect the King to be born in a barn or to show such love and forgiveness. Even John the Baptist was surprised, asking Jesus if He was really the Messiah John was expecting. Expectations are placed on all of us as well. In our society, we’re expected to do what we can to make more money, gain more power and look out for ourselves. Join us this Advent as we learn to follow Jesus’ example and go beyond what the world expects of us. Join us as we work to Shatter Expectations.
Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things Advent and Christmas at SJTW!
The Mass is where we take time out of our busy lives to come together as a community to give ourselves to God and experience Jesus, who always is so much more than what we expect. It’s a time for us to pray for help as we try to shatter expectations!
Here is our Mass schedule for weekends and upcoming feast days in Advent!
Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 8:30am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship Service
6:30pm Contemporary Worship Service
11:00am Contemporary Worship Service
5:30pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31
9:00am on Wednesday, Jan. 1
There are a lot of great opportunities around the parish to help you prepare for the expectation-shattering birth of Jesus! Try to take advantage of a few of these events!
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00pm in the church
Come spend some time with Jesus and experience His mercy!
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30pm in the church
There will be a communal penance service during Wednesday Night Faith Formation. All are welcome to come receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and experience God’s mercy!
Sunday, Dec. 22, from 12:00 noon-1:30pm
We will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the church after the 11:00 Mass until 1:30pm or until all confessions are heard. Come prepare for Jesus’ birth by experiencing God’s mercy!
Mondays, 5:30pm in Mary’s Corner on the Lower Level of the Parish Center
Take a sacred break from your day and pray the rosary together in a unique environment. Rosaries, Novena books and flashlights are provided. Come at 5:15 for coffee and a treat!
Wednesday, Dec. 11 & 18, 12:45-2:00pm in the Parish Center Meeting Room
We welcome new group members anytime, and you do not need to have a previous background in Scripture to feel comfortable in the group. You are encouraged to bring your own bible and bring a friend too!
Begins November 29, located in the back of the church
On the tree are ornaments that list Christmas presents for children in need. Pick out an ornament and add it to your Christmas Shopping. Place the wrapped present with the ornament attached under the Giving Tree by Monday, Dec. 16.