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The JPIC Core Committee met at the mother house November 23 – 25, to review previous work, projects in progress, and plans for next steps. During our meeting we were joined by Sister Becky McKenna and we included, by conference call, Sister Eileen McQuaid and Sister Maureen MacIsaac in Bedford. Stay tuned for ways we can all stay informed and involved in activities of peace and justice.

Eleanor McCloskey, for JPIC

 

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Advent Prayer Service

Opening Song

Leader:  During this season of Advent, we pray for the openness and grace we need to live and grow as God’s people.  May God’s light shine brightly through us!

Candle One: Hope

Glory to you, God of Hope…breathe into us new life, new meaning, new hope this Advent.

Candle Two:  Peace

Glory to you, God of Peace…guide our footsteps and lead us in the way of peace and justice.

Candle Three:  Joy

Glory to you, God of Joy…may we be bearers of Visitation joy and welcome to all we meet.

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First Sunday of Advent Reflection

Photo credit: Marie-Claire Dugas

I have been invited to share some Advent reflections with you

Imagine you are a ten year old child getting excited about Christmas and hoping for your favorite gift. Imagine you are a University student preparing for end of semester exams at the beginning of Advent. Imagine you are young parents with three children worried about finding enough money to be able to celebrate this Christmas. Imagine you are an elderly person longing for Christ to come and take her home.

What will you say about Advent to each of these people?

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