Rachel's Vineyard

Weekend Bulletin

Catholic Volunteer Network
Food Pantry Standish, MI

December 9, 2018


Our Advent Penance Service will be celebrated on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.


These words describe the hope to which the Advent Season points.

The “already” refers to the fact that God has acted decisively in human history through the Incarnation of His Son; his life, miracles and teaching; concluding with Jesus’ death and resurrection. We live this reality each day and especially when we gather for the Eucharist and celebrate Christ living presence in Word and Sacrament.

The “not yet” refers to the fact that Jesus has not yet come again in glory. In the meantime, it is our fervent hope and prayer that God’s kingdom might come in its fullness “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done…”.

We believe that Jesus will reappear in glory “to judge the living and the dead” and inaugurate the final other-worldly phase of the kingdom. What a joyful day that will be!


We are fortunate to have such an active Daughters of Isabella council in our parish. These women do many charitable and good works for the parish and community. They are a great support to each in prayer, faith and living the Christian life. Any women of the parish are welcome to join.


“Worrying is paying interest on a debt you might not even owe.”  Mark Twain

Fr. David

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