Advent 2018

To enrich your Advent days, we offer you ways to more fully enter into the season!

Our opening song for the season

Our sung prayer after Communion

A blog featuring guest authors, experts in theology, culture, music, art, and spirituality. . . to help you get the most of the Advent season. 

Provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on their website. Click on each date, and a door opens to a short opportunity to read, reflect, pray and act. A wonderful daily devotional for Advent!

Weekends in Advent:

December 1-2 

December 8-9

December 15-16

December 22-23

Mass Times:

Saturday 4 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. 

Sunday 10 a.m. ASL interpreted

Sunday 12 Noon in Spanish

Sunday 5 p.m.

Your Manger at Home

A simple but very beautiful Advent custom comes from France where children prepare a manger bed for the Christ Child. 

Throughout Advent, for every act of kindness and every sacrificial act, a child places a piece of straw in the manger, so that the infant Jesus will have a soft, warm bed to sleep in on Christmas.

A good time of day for this would be just before the child says his or her prayers at bedtime in order to draw a connection between praying and doing. The empty manger could be set up in a prominent place in your home, with a small supply of straw nearby. The children could add straw as they share the things they have done that day to be kind to others and help those in need. A variation on actual pieces of straw might be to cut up small strips of beige colored paper to serve as the straw, and a child who is old enough could write on the paper how they acted in a Christ-like manner during the day.

 Divine Mercy Church address: 139 Mercy Drive

Faribault, MN 55021

Divine Mercy Parish Office phone: 507-334-2266

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Archdiocese

of St. Paul

Parish Office

Father Tschann Ministry Building

4 Second Ave SW

Faribault, MN 55021

Office: 507-334-2266

Fax: 507-334-3895

Emergency: 507-334-8267

Divine Mercy Church

139 Mercy Drive

Faribault, MN 55021

Adoration Chapel

Mother Samuel Building

104 Second Ave SW

Faribault, MN  55021

Immaculate Conception

Only used for school masses

faith formation

Corner of Division St. & 3rd Ave. SW    

Faribault, MN  55021