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Hello Friends and Happy New (Liturgical) Year!

We pray that in this advent we find the hope, peace and joy we need, specially during this challenging time! We encourage you to reach out to your friends, specially those who may be feeling lonely during this time of the year. And if YOU are the one in need of a friend, please know the we re here for you, just send us a message we will be ready for a virtual coffee chat ;)

Blessings from the YAM team, Mayra and Yazmin. 

Mayra Price
Young Adult & Campus Ministry Coordinator

Download the Advent Calendar

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
Download the USCCB's Advent Calendar: 
English | Spanish

Digital Advent Retreats


Get in the spirit of season with this playlist of the Grotto team’s favorite holiday tunes — featuring Nat King Cole, Pentatonix, and more! Enjoy time with your loved ones and let your heart be filled with joy.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States of America.
  • Click here to learn more and pray on this holy day of obligation. 

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast takes place on December 12, during the season of Advent. Throughout Advent, and especially on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we reflect on Mary's love for her Son Jesus and her heart for the poor and vulnerable. 


Young Adult Bible Study

Fr. Andy Davy from St. Mary's in Plano presents seven session of Bible Study via Zoom. 
Schedules sessions will be on:
December 3 & 17, 2020
January 7 & 21, 2021
February 4, 11, & 25, 2021
Click here to register
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Women of the Way:
Celebrating Christian Sisterhood

This Sunday, December 6, Mother and daughter, Karen and Emma Stuefen speak about the special relationship of Mary and Elizabeth, the power of Christian Sisterhood and the strength receive from knowing and sharing our story of faith. Click here to register and help us spreading the word on Facebook. 

Instagram Retreat for College Students

Join the Catholic Apostolate Center from December 14-18. The overall goal of the retreat is to help college students reflect on the past semester to discover where God was and how God is calling them to move forward.
Reflection themes will include self-care, discernment, prayer, gratitude, and Advent. Click here for details.


RECORDING OF Theology on Tap: Navigating Relationships During Challenging Times

The current realities of global pandemic and social unrest can be personally challenging as we enter the holidays season. We can find ourselves feeling a strain in our relationships: with our loved ones, within ourselves, and even with God. How do we navigate these important relationships during these difficult times? How can we lean on our faith to help us maintain healthy relationships? Join us for a virtual conversation on how to better care for our relationships going into this important season.

Articles to Help You Celebrate Christmas in 2020

  • 5 Priceless Gifts We Forget To Give (here)
  • 4 Steps to Make the Most of the Advent Season (here)
  • 5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Cheer to Your Home (here)
  • Your Guide to Seeing This Holiday Season in #ABetterLight (here)

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