JOIN US FOR THE 2018 ADVENT DISCIPLESHIP CHALLENGE!
Hard copies of the Discipleship Challenge can be found in the vestibules at Immaculate Conception Church or printed as a pdf.
The most sublime model for our parish theme:
Discipleship: Magnifying the Lord
is the life of our Blessed Mother. As such, the familiar declaration, ‘Hail, Mary, full of grace!’, is the inspiration for our Advent challenge. In defining what grace is, the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that "Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God…". (CCC, #1996) This Challenge identifies particular graces that exemplify Mary’s life of discipleship and explores how to more fully incorporate these graces into our daily lives.
Each day of this challenge includes a verse from the Daily Scriptures, names a particular grace, and suggests a practical application, meditation, or expression for that day. Make a commitment to participate on a daily basis during this season of Advent. And through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, may we ‘Magnify the Lord’ by our willingness to receive these graces and impart the benefits to others.
Yours in Christ,
The Ite Missa Est Team
For all events during Advent, check out the Immaculate Conception Webpage