November 9, 2019 – A View from the Rectory Window

Advent is a special time of year to gain spiritual fruits, particularly peace and joy. A special mediator of these graces is our Blessed Mother Mary. In her humanity, she responds with virtue in a special way when the Lord Jesus entered into her life. Her response teaches us lessons that we can best learn from her in the history of salvation.

The Parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe will experience the journey of Mary as she prepares for the birth of Jesus. This Advent we will walk with Mary to the Nativity-allowing her to shape us and form us to live our unique mission for and with our Savior.

“Advent: Walk with Mary– The First Missionary Disciple”, is an Advent journey that will help us walk closer and closer to the ultimate goal of preparing for the person of Jesus, not just preparing for the day of Christmas. Community is a key component in the journey to holiness and Advent is a perfect time to focus on prayer and grow stronger in friendships on this shared journey. My hopes are that the whole parish get involved and journey together as a community.

And yes, I have finally made it to YouTube. I invite you to go to the link below to learn more about this mission of “Advent: Walk with Mary– The First Missionary Disciple”. I’d like to see this mission go “virile” in our parish community. Let us learn to walk with Mary and become disciples who will take this journey out of the front doors of our church and all the way to the Nativity.

Will you join Mary? Please listen to this invitation to see how we can do this together.

God Bless,

Fr. Pete