As the "rest of the world" gears up for Thanksgiving--amidst the Christmas hoopla--we are doing a balancing act this week for both Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent this weekend. As a community we are reading this little booklet by Fr. Edward Hays: Meeting Christ at Broadway & Bethlehem.
If you live in the Erie area and are looking for something a little extra for pre-Christmas days, you are most welcome to our Saturday night vigils at 7:00 pm. They are about 30 minutes in length and are very nice prayer moments. "Come as you are" and join us: Nov. 27, Dec. 4,11,18. Sunday liturgies remain at 9:30 am.
All of us here love Advent, as can be seen from the outstanding job our liturgy and prayer planners do during these four weeks. It's very special and we are grateful for the creativity in music, prayer and liturgies that come out of all their efforts.
Some Sunday afternoon scenes at our Presque Isle State Park. Yes, those are swans...migrating through, I guess, but they've been here a couple weeks. Just beautiful.