Advent Tree Donations
This year, during Advent and Christmas, consider participating in our “Advent Tree” to benefit the children at King’s Home in Chelsea. The tree is located in the Undercroft and is decorated with ornaments that include items to be collected for our annual Epiphany Drive for King’s Home. Members of the parish are invited to take one or more of these ornaments home, purchase the items, and deliver them back to the church in time for our delivery at the beginning of January. Please have all items returned by January 6.
Wednesday Night Advent Series
Our Wednesday Night Advent Series continues next Wednesday, December 12. This year, we are making Advent and Christmas-themed crafts! We will begin each night at 5:30 with Evening Prayer, followed by a simple supper and activity. If you would like to participate, please sign up in the Narthex. We will be collecting donations to help cover the cost of supplies. In addition, there is a sign up sheet available for those who would like to volunteer to bring food each night. The children will be rehearsing for the Christmas Eve Nativity Play with Ms. Mandi Gonzalez. All are welcome!
Chelsea Christmas Parade
St. Catherine’s is once again participating in the Chelsea Christmas Parade, which will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 15. If you would like to help decorate or participate, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
This year, in lieu of Christmas poinsettia memorials and thanksgivings, we are asking members of the parish to consider making a special Christmas donation to help offset costs to the general operating fund. A select number of poinsettias will be purchased for decorating the Nave for Christmas.
Services for Christmas will be held on Monday, December 24. Our Holy Eucharist with Children’s Nativity Play will be at 4:30 pm, and our Festival Holy Eucharist with the Carols of Christmas will be at 7:00 pm. Please note that a small amount of incense will be used at the 7:00 service.
A New Way to Give
St. Catherine’s is now able to receive online financial contributions through a web service called TITHE.LY. Simply go to the parish website and click on the GIVE button at the bottom of the page. Or, download the TITHE.LY app on your Apple or Android device, setup and account, and follow the instructions on your phone. Either way, the process is very simple and user-friendly. By using TITHE.LY, you will be able to make contributions to the church by using a debit/credit card or with a bank account. In addition, you can set up your account to make automatic, reoccurring contributions. If you have any questions about this, please speak with Father Eric.
Parish Prayer List
If you would like to place someone on the Parish Prayer List, including yourself, please contact the Parish Office. Names will be included weekly in Sunday service bulletins and Weekly e-News.