Focus on the significance of the Christ event and be prepared for the celebration of the Feast by attending one of the Christmas Preparation Retreats at the House of Prayer. Feast.
Each program consists of a presentation, silent prayer and reflection, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a prayer service.
Christmas Preparation Morning Retreat
Saturday, December 13, 9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Registration due: December 8)
Presenter: Father James Hess, O. Carm, Spiritual Director
SS Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Offering: $30, lunch included.
Christmas Preparation Afternoon Retreat
Sunday, December 14, 1:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Registration due: December 9)
Presenter: Deacon Tim Corbett
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Munhall, Pa.
Offering: $30, dinner included.
For further information, please call the House of Prayer directly at 724-438-7149.
The Nativity will be set up along the Friendship Circle, adjacent to the facility. Mary and Joseph, shepherds tending to their flock, the Three Kings, the Little Drummer Boy and angels will be portrayed. In addition, there will also be live animals, including a donkey, goat, sheep, calf and an alpaca. The Sisters of St. Basil the Great and as well as other groups will sing Christmas carols. Angels will be passing out candy canes to visitors. Five hundred luminaries will line the driveway that leads to the Nativity.
The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. For further information, please call 724-430-1021.
Read about the Year of Consecrated Life, Beatification Weekend and more in LifeQuesters on the Web – Fall 2014.