For millions of Christians around the work, Christmas is more than just a one-day holiday — it’s a whole season! Beginning four Sundays before Christmas Day, the Season of Advent provides a special time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. On each Sunday, we light the Advent Wreath with its four candles of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Then comes Christmas Eve when that special moment finally arrives and the Savior’s birth takes center stage.
Beautiful candle lighting services, pageants, carols and other special expressions of worship are experienced in churches around the globe. Even then, the season of Christmas is not yet over! It continues for twelve more days to the feast of the Epiphany which is the celebration commemorating the arrival of the Magi to worship the Christ child. Epiphany means “manifestation” and signifies that God’s love is made manifest in the worship of the Wise Men from the East as a love for the entire work, not just a small part of it.
Many wonderful activities, services and events are offered at PHLC during this special time of the year. Join us and invite your family and friends for worship and other activities as we prepare and worship the Christ child.
The First Sunday in Advent ~ November 27
Mid-week Advent Service ~ November 30, 11 a.m.
The Second Sunday in Advent ~ December 4
Mid-week Advent Service ~ December 7, 11 a.m.
Evening Prayer at St. Alphonsus ~ December 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Third Sunday in Advent ~ December 11
Congregation’s Annual Christmas Party ~ December 11
Mid-week Advent Service ~ December 14, 11 a.m.
The Fourth Sunday in Advent ~ December 18
Mid-week Advent Service ~ December 21, 11 a.m.
Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Services ~ December 24, 5 & 9 p.m.
Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols ~ December 25, 10 a.m.