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Week of December 5, 2016

This Week @ SKP
December 5 to 11, 2016

  • Immaculate Conception – December 8th
    This Thursday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception a Holy Day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 7th and 10 am, 12 Noon and 7 pm on December 8th.
  • Young Adult Ministry – December 8thpizza
    If you are between the ages of 19 and 35, join us after the 7 pm Mass on December 8th in the lower level of the Church. As we look to begin this new ministry in our parish, we need your input, ideas, and leadership. Join us for pizza as we explore the future of Young Adult Ministry at Saint Kilian Parish. Please let us know you are coming by signing up HERE.
  • Luminaries for Loved Ones
    There is still time to order your luminaries to help light the road to our new Church on Christmas Eve. Each luminary can be designated “Special Intentions for” or “In memory of” as a tribute to your loved ones. The cost is $5 per luminary and orders must be placed by December 18th.  Luminaries can be purchased online at this link – LUMINARIES FOR LOVED ONES
  • Meditation/Prayer of the Week
    Blessings by Laura Story
    My music tastes run a wide range of genres and close to the top is Praise and Worship. Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon this song by Laura Story. It speaks to those who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and challenges the listener to ponder them from a different perspective. As a newlywed of only a year, Laura’s husband was hospitalized with a brain tumor. The couple faced surgery, radiation, setbacks and extensive physical therapy. Her song, Blessings, asks, “what if your blessings come through raindrops?”  If you listen to Praise and Worship music you likely already know her work, Indescribable, a popular song that she composed for her first album. To appreciate the moving lyrics and melody of Blessings let me take you on a three-part journey. First, read a short biography of Laura’s life. Next, reflect on the lyrics to her song Blessings. Finally, bring it all together by watching her perform this piece. Below are the links for this week’s meditation.

  • REMINDER from Last Week’s Push Notification – The African Children’s Choir performs tomorrow, Sunday, December 4th at 7 pm in the Church.

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Week of November 28, 2016

November 28 to December 4, 2016

  • African Children’s Choir
    Saint Kilian Parish proudly hosts the African Children’s Choir on December 4, 2016 at 7:00pm in Saint Kilian Church. This concert will last about 80 minutes and features 19 energetic young singers between 7-11 years old. They will have costumes, instruments and bring much fun to the audience. africanchildrenschoir
    The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land. More information about the choir can be found here on their website.
  • Angel Tree Gifts Due
    Just a reminder that gifts and cards for our Angel Project need to be returned by December 4th to ensure that these gifts are ready for Christmas Day. Thanks to your generosity hundreds of gifts are given each year to those in need.
  • Online Advent Retreatrosary
    Looking for a way to deepen your Advent experience? Consider joining the “Pray More Advent Retreat”. This online program is free (you can donate if you’d like!). Once you register for the retreat you will receive access on Monday, November 28th to 20 video presentations with transcripts by six different speakers. You also receive 20 Reflective Study Guides.
    Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and peaceful Advent season. Slow down and meditate on what we’re waiting for this Advent — every Advent, and what we are waiting for, ultimately, in this world: union with Christ. (Thanks to parishioner Mary F. for suggesting this online retreat).

  • App Update
    As of 11/26, 106 parishioners have downloaded our new parish app. Thanks to many of you for the feedback! In light of the many positive comments, we will begin to advertize the app to all parishioners in coming weeks. sk-appPlease feel free to pass along and encourage fellow parishioners to take advantage of this new information and communication tool! The app can be downloaded at either the Google Play or Apple App Stores. Simply search for Saint Kilian and download.

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Week of November 21, 2016

This week @ SKP
November 21 to November 27, 2016

  • Thanksgiving Day Mass
    Mass at Saint Kilian Parish will take place at 9:00 a.m. in the new church. Parishioners are welcome to participate in the offertory procession bringing up gifts of non-perishable food items or monetary contributions. The food will go directly to our parish Food Pantry.We will also distribute small loaves of blessed bread (made by the bakers at Soergel Orchard) that can be used to begin your Thanksgiving dinner. Please join other parishioners in beginning this special holiday by giving thanks to Almighty God at the Eucharist.
  • Parish Offices Closed
    As we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, parish offices will be closed Thursday and
  • Advent
    A new liturgical year begins this Sunday, November 27th, as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Our Gospel readings will move from Luke’s to Matthew’s account of the Good News. Music at masses will also mark this season as we await and prepare for the joyous celebration of Christmas.If you are looking for a wonderful way to count down the days until Christmas, consider a Reverse Advent Calendar.

Countdown to Christmas

Start with and an empty basket or box. Each day, during Advent, add one food item to the basket and after Christmas bring your basket to Mass and donate it to  Kilian Cupboard, the parish food bank.

  • Happy 2 Month Anniversary!
    Friday, November 25th, marks the two month anniversary since the dedication of our new Church. Even though it has only been 8 weeks, it has not taken long for the Church to become a comfortable home. Throughout the day, it is common to find folks in prayer before the Lord. After a busy day at work or when you need a break from the hectic pace of life, why not take a few moments to spend in prayer in this sacred space?