Thursday, December 22, 2005

St. Norbert Upcoming Events
Christmas Mass

Saturday December 24, 2005 Time: 4:00 pm, 11:30 PM Choir sings, Mass at 12:00 Sunday December 25, 2005 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Beginning Wednesday, January 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We will be using a scripture study book on forgiveness. This will be a great way to observe Lent.
To sign up or for more information, call Jo-Ann Conti at 838-6342 or Pat Drury at 839-4028.

Ongoing Events

A small group of moms from St. Norbert Church has been meeting to discuss wonderful Christian, nonfiction books. We are beginning a new book for the Advent and Christmas season and want to invite other interested women to join us. We will be reading “Cradle of Redeeming Love: the Theology of the Christmas Mystery” by John Saward. This book can be found on new or used and may also be in local bookstores. We will begin this book on Thursday, December 8th at 8:30 a.m. in the playroom at the McDonald’s near Schnucks, 1090 Shackleford Road. Children are welcome to come and play while we discuss this book. All women are asked to prayerfully consider joining us. If you have questions or wish to join, please call Tammi at 972-0635.

Bible Study
Small groups on the Holy Spirit continue to meet at several different times. Contact the Rectory to find a leader of the group that is at a time convenient for you.

The St. Norbert Yahoo e-mail group is for parishioners of St. Norbert Parish. It was set up to allow quick dissemination of information about upcoming events or neighborhood issues. Members may post and view items on the parish calendar.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Gee! It's been a long time since I updated this blog. I've been busy taking a Church History class from Paul VI Institute this fall. I had a couple hours a week to work on it. It is part of my certificate in lay ministry that I am working on.

I had a great time in my hometown for Thanksgiving. All 7 of my siblings were there, which is rare. It was fun to see the new members of the family -- the new spouse of my niece and nephew -- from the weddings we attended this summer. A new member will join any day because my nephew's wife is expecting. That will be the second great-grandchild for my mom.

I'm not in the mood for Christmas yet. It takes me awhile. It snowed today, which helps. I'm working on Christmas cards and a newsletter. I got out the Advent candles. I'm going to stuff the stockings for St. Nick's day when I get home. I forgot to do it last night, because I was helping my daughter create a web site for a class. My kids really like this tradition. I wish I could surprise them though. That was the fun part when I was a kid.