There are many ways to prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth, but here are a few ways to celebrate the Advent season.

Special Feast Days & Liturgies

December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas

Tradition: Set out your shoes the night before and St. Nicholas will fill them with coins, candies, fruit, or other special treats and prizes (chocolate coins work great!).

December 8: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Falls on Sunday this year (Normal Sunday Mass times): Vigil Mass on December 7 @ 4:00pm, Sunday Mass on December 8 @ 7:30am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, & 5:00 pm (Main Church)

December 12: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Rejoice at the first major apparition of our Blessed Mother, who appeared here in the Americas to help convert millions to Christ her son just years after the tragedy of the European revolts and schisms of the Reformation by attending services at surrounding parishes. Typically, St. Michael's in Wauchula, Sacred Heart in Bradenton, and Holy Cross in Palmetto observe this special day.

Advent Videos

Click HERE for cartoons and movies for the whole family! Haga clic AQUI por los videos en espanol!

Advent Music Events

Advent Lessons & Carols: A Service of Worship & Prayer

Saturday, December 7, 7:00 pm in Main Church

Children's Nativity

Saturday, December 14, 3:00 pm in Parish Center (old church)

Breakfast with St. Nicholas (by the Knights of Columbus)

Saturday, December 14, 9:30-11:30 am, Sacred Heart Hall.

RSVP is required: See bulletin or return here in a few weeks for more details

Create an Advent Wreath for Family Prayers

Click HERE to learn more about this great tradition!