Diocesan Vocations Office to sponsor Advent retreat for women

DIGHTON, Mass. — The Fall River Diocese Vocations Office is seeking young women, ages 13 to 35, to embark on a special one-day, “Called By Name” retreat to kick off the Advent season.

Are you preparing for the best possible Christmas in 2015? To answer this question, you are invited to explore the possibilities on December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation facility, 3012 Elm Street in Dighton.

What does the Advent wreath have to do with it? Come and discover the hidden significance of the Advent wreath by taking a nature walk to gather wreath materials, creating your own Advent wreath, and getting ready to celebrate the Christmas season!

As Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B., noted in “Seasons of Your Heart”: “On tiptoe we stand, Lord Jesus, eagerly awaiting Your full revelation, always expecting You to come some more.”

All are welcome and a nominal fee of $7 (cash only) to cover the cost of lunch will be taken at the door. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP no later than December 1 to ensure an accurate head count.

For more information or to RSVP, email Sister Paulina Hurtado, O.P., at sr.paulina@dioc-fr.org.

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