Saturday: 8:00am & 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30am
Adoration - First Friday: : 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., and 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and Benediction/Litany: 8:45 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 - 9:00am & 3:30 - 4:30pm
Also by Appointment
Highlights this week:
OUR ADVENT MAILERS were sent out recently! Look for your packet from us in the mail and let us know if you did not receive it by November 30! Thanks to all who assisted with the mailing!
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: This Friday, December 8, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation. Masses will be on Thursday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, December 8, at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS WAFERS: Oplatky (“angel bread”) Christmas wafers are available in the sacristy and in the parish office for a $4 suggested donation.
ADVENT CANDLES: We have a limited number of Advent wreath candles (sets of 4 candles) available in the office and sacristy for $10.
St. Columba is partnering with Catholic Leadership Institute to become a “Next Generation Parish” during a 4-year program beginning this Advent. Together, our parish family will unite in faith to forge a renewed path, bringing hope and Christ’s love into our community. We want to leverage the best of what we have to offer, while we develop a plan for St. Columba that will transform our future, and embrace Christ’s vision for missionary discipleship so our parish can thrive and be a place for others to grow together in faith. This is our personal invitation for each of you to become involved with developing the growth and vibrancy that you envision for our parish. The first step is a new, exciting opportunity for our parish to assess our greatest opportunities and strengths. The Disciple Maker Index survey is an important tool that will help us do just that. The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) is designed to: The survey begins on Saturday, December 2. Please go to: https://portal.catholicleaders.org/dmi/survey/b0k9tb anytime between December 2, 2023 and January 2, 2024.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 2024-2025 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER AT SAINT COLUMBA: GRADE LEVEL- 5. For more information, go to our school page.
CYE PARENTS’ PORTAL PAGE with helpful videos is here.
*GROWING IN FAITH: here is a new weekly entry from our Religious Education Director to help us learn and grow (your questions are encouraged!)
ARE YOU ABLE TO SPEND AN HOUR A WEEK WITH JESUS? The Adoration Chapel at the Basilica of St. Cyril and Methodius in Danville IS NOW OPEN with adoration hours from Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. through Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. We urgently need one Adoration person for 3-4 p.m. Thursdays at the chapel! Perhaps 4 friends could share an hour per month! Contact Judy Dobson for more information at 570-594-7175 or go to our website. https://adoration24hours.wordpress.com/
* READING RECOMMENDATIONS abound at the parish library. View our new page and video of recommendations.
THAT MAN IS YOU-MEN’S GROUP: TMIY is St Columba’s Men’s Group, using videos and small groups to enhance our faith. This fall’s series is entitled, The Light of Men, diving into the light of the world, saints, prayer, truth, resurrection and leadership to overcome the darkness. We meet weekly, Saturday mornings 6:30-7:45 am in the Maximilian Kolbe room of the parish center, ending December 16. We are always looking for a few more guys to make new friends, while we learn about God. We are asking for men to try just 2 weeks, any two weeks is fine. Can you come for 2 Saturdays to see if this is for you? Please feel free to call Jeff Cizewski @ 570-380-9489 with questions. We look forward to seeing YOU!