Good evening Brother Knights,
Let us be the first to wish you a Happy Advent! As we have mentioned, O'Boyle Council will engage in penitential practices in the Advent season, which begins tomorrow, December 1st. This would be a great exercise for us as part of spiritual growth and for reparations for the sins within the Church right now.
We recognize that everyone has busy schedules at this time of the year and is at different parts of their spiritual journeys. With this in mind, we can engage in some spiritual practices as a council together. Our recommendations include:
1. No meat on Fridays
2. Fast once per week
3. Attend a weekly Rosary group
4. Make a personal sacrifice (e.g. give up chocolate, coffee, soda)
We will also off Brother Knights the opportunity to "pair up" with another council member to engage in additional spiritual practices and devotions. You and your Advent Buddy could decide on what level you want to practice, and how you will support each other during this season. If you are interested, please contact DGK James Marafino.
Here are some other ideas for your and your Advent Buddy to foster a stronger spiritual life:
1. Daily spiritual reading
2. Daily Mass or more frequent Mass during the week
3. Liturgy of the Hours
4. Divine Mercy Chaplet
We hope this upcoming Advent season is fruitful and beneficial as we all prepare for the coming of Christ.