Lisa Fortini-Campbell Advent Presentation

The Parish Engagement Ministry invites you to a presentation by Lisa Fortini-Campbell Sunday, December 4 in McDonnell Hallreflecting on our Advent Theme: The World in Solemn Stillness Waits

3:30 pm – Come and join us for some Christmas hospitality

4:00 pm – Lisa’s Presentation

5:00 pm – Mass in Church

Advent. The quiet, eager anticipation of the birth of Our Lord.  Simple activities that prepare our hearts and minds for the miracle of Christmas Day.

How I wish!  Advent in my corner of the world is anything but simple, quiet or peaceful.

I’ve heard the advice many times:  Do less!  And there is good counsel in that.  But perhaps the number of my activities is not so much the problem as the anxious heart I bring to them all.  So this year I am going to take my Advent motto from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians (3:23):  “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  If I can focus on Him, more than “them,” I trust a peaceful heart will take its place at the center of all my preparations.  

I hope you’ll join me for this Advent reflection so that on Christmas Day we’re ready to “hear the angels sing”!     -Lisa Fortini-Campbell