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Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Día de Reflexión de Adviento: Caminando con María hacia le Encarnación

Acompáneños para un día de reflexión para prepararnos para la gran celebración de la navidad. El día incluirá charlas, almuerzo, adoración al santísimo. Confesiones, el rosario, y concluiremos con la santa misa.
Libre de costo. Se aceptarán donativos.
Para mas información y registro:
Her. Javier Rodríguez
[email protected]
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Join us for a day of reflection to prepare for the great celebration of Christmas. The day will include talks, lunch, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, the rosary, and we will conclude with Holy Mass.
The cost is free. Donations will be accepted.
For more information and registration:
Br. Javier Rodriguez
[email protected]

Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Join us for a prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and taking part in Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!
Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.
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Schedule:
***Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Easy Accessibility Walk) (More Info)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by St. Clement, all welcome)
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (sponsored by SS John & Paul, all welcome)
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

Easy Accessibility Outdoor Advent Prayer Walk

Join us for an easy accessibility prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center! This evening has limited walking to our outside courtyard and no Stations of the Cross for those who want to participate in this year’s events without strain.

Come enjoy Advent scripture, prayer, and songs as well as a bonfire with some hot chocolate and snacks. We’ll be gazing at the stars while the night is illuminated by special purple Advent lights!

Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Free will offerings are gratefully accepted.

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6:00 p.m. Mass
6:30 p.m. Easy Accessibility Advent Prayer Walk
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Call us at (248) 651-4826 if your parish would like to schedule an evening outside with the Capuchins!

SOLD OUT! Advent Prayer Walk

By popular demand! Our Advent Prayer Walk on Saturday, December 12 is fully booked, so we are adding another one. Join us for an Advent prayer walk outside in the beautiful surroundings of the Capuchin Retreat Center on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

We will be walking the paved trail of the Stations of the Cross and utilizing Advent scripture, prayer, and songs. We will end our prayer walk at a bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Enjoy gazing at the stars as well as some special purple Advent lights!

Please dress for the weather, wear a mask, and bring a flashlight. All ages welcome! Please call us to register: (248) 651-4826

Parishes that would like to schedule their own prayer walk can make arrangements by calling Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!

Gaudete Sunday

By Fr. Tom Zelinski, OFM Cap.

December 13 is the Third Sunday of Advent. The season zips by quickly. After all these years, I should not be surprised. It is not a long season, being only 26 days this year. It is shorter or longer, depending on the day of the week of Christmas Day.

But the shortness of the season is always a call to come back to the present moment, to this day (whatever day it is) to notice the Advent of God, of Jesus Christ, in this moment. We believe God is always present. We don’t always advert to that, especially when distracted by our problems, or maybe by our good times!

Traditionally this is “Gaudete” Sunday, from the opening Latin word of the liturgy: “Rejoice.” A few of us friars were recently discussing how we can be told to rejoice, by St. Paul and others. We don’t always feel like rejoicing. And yet it is part of our Christian tradition and spirituality to go deeper beneath our negative feelings to find a way of rejoicing in the presence of God. This may not be dancing or “jumping for joy,” but a quiet sense of trust and hope in God.

And so that remains part of the Advent call. Seek the presence of God in any moment. After 75 years on the earth, I still need reminders and encouragement. How about you? Gaudete.

Rejoice.

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