Welcome to Presentation
Set as a beacon on a hill to surrounding Maplewood and the east side of St. Paul, the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a center of Catholic faith and life since 1946. Our parish continues to be a vibrant place of worship, education, and outreach to the community. We welcome you to join us as we celebrate God’s many gifts and strive to bring the gospel message of Jesus Christ to the world around us.
Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which we make ourselves ready for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It involves a season of prayer, fasting and repentance, followed by anticipation, hope and joy.
Listen to the words of one of the Opening Prayers from Advent: “Lord our God, grant that we may be ready to receive Christ when he comes in glory.”
The liturgies of Advent help us prepare now, not just for Christmas but for Christ’s second coming in glory. It helps us acknowledge the areas of our lives that need to “be made straight,” especially through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It also helps us to look forward with hope based on God’s wonderful promises.
Take this opportunity to participate in these liturgies of Advent, and allow our communal prayer to help “prepare the way of the Lord.” Then, as we rejoice in the Christmas mysteries, we will have been brought closer to our welcoming Christ as he comes again.
PARISH PENANCE SERVICE (with individual Confessions)
Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 7:30 – 7:50 a.m.
Saturday, November 30, December 7, 14, & 21, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ADVENT ALMS GIVING (Both projects located in Church)
The Giving Tree—Filled with “Angels” which suggest what
to buy for families in need. (Located by the Baptismal font.)
Respect Life Collection—Donations of newborn baby clothes and diapers to donate to Women’s Life Care Center. (Located
by the confessionals.)
Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30-8:30 a.m.
St. Francis Chapel – Reflective prayer Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.