December 2018

Weekend of 12/1 & 12/2


The Season of Advent is so easily lost in the preparations for the holidays. If we do not make the effort to observe it and to keep it then Advent is quickly replaced by the excitement and the anticipation of Christmas, snow, the ‘tree’, cookies and gifts. Yet the two things should beautifully and wonderfully collide. This is not a season of gloom and sadness—it is a Season of expectation, wonder, joy, and hope!

Advent is an opportunity to display the love that we have for our God and the love that we hold within our hearts for those who comprise our families, our friends, and our associates. It’s a time to reach out into the world and bring the warmth and love of the Season into the hearts of those who, in fact, might most need it.

Our Calendar will guide us through with suggestions and prayers. It’s up to you to add the depth and further meaning to what is here offered. I hope that you will find it somewhat helpful in your Advent Journey and that your prayers, mixed with all of our prayers, will bring Glory to our God

and Peace to our world and a renewal of hope! Have fun with the calendar (which can be found in our bulletin and on our Facebook page)—add your own thoughts and ideas—join us in these brief weeks of prayerful anticipation for what has been called ‘the most wonderful time of the year’!

-Fr. Krizner

Weekend of 12/8 & 12/9


Thank you to all who helped with the Christmas Village! We could never do this without you! To Celebration, Holy Name Society, the Daughters of St. Colette-a huge thank you! 

Weekend of 12/15 & 12/16


The Family Spirit of St. Colette is in itself a gift beyond price and measure. Your prayers and your devotion is something that the entire Staff counts on! Thank You!

May this Christmas be a blessing to you and yours and may the Lord Jesus smile upon You with grace, mercy, peace and love!


Weekend of 12/22 & 12/23


From ‘His’ House to your House~ Our Entire Parish Staff wishes you all the blessings of the Season and all of the love of the Child who has come to save us!

Merry, Merry Christmas! Fr. Krizner, The Parish Staff, Lily & Grace!


Weekend of 12/29 & 12/30


Thank you to Steve Sykora, Kevin Zisko and all those who helped serve our Christmas Meal!