Bulletin Feast Day Tips

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Bulletin – November 28

St. Andrew

Today is the first day of Advent. If you are looking for ways to help you observe Advent and prepare for the coming of Christ, begin the St. Andrew Christmas Novena on his feast November 30th. It doesn’t match the typical form of any other novena. Rather than 9 days of prayer, you repeat the short novena prayer 15 times a day from November 30 through December 24.

St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

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Bulletin – December 5

St. Nicholas Day

You know Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas Day, but do you celebrate his feast on December 6? Even today in many Catholic homes, children will leave out their shoes or bowls for St. Nicholas to fill with fruit, nuts, candy, and small gifts. And what about letters to Santa? Originally, letters weren’t sent to Santa but to Jesus. They were left in the shoes for St. Nicholas to take back to Heaven. Even if St. Nick isn’t stopping by your house, you can still celebrate the feast of the patron of children on the eve of his feast. Enjoy a large meal like turkey, duck, or goose, mulled wine, and Dutch spice cookies, or speculaas, the traditional St. Nick’s Day cookie, to celebrate in the traditional way.

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Bulletin – December 12

St. Lucy

The feast of St. Lucy on December 13th is mostly celebrating in Sweden and Italy, particularly Sicily. In Sicily, her feast is celebrated with Sicilian rice balls, Arancini. In Sweden, St. Lucy Buns are curled to look like eyes since St. Lucy is the patron saint of the blind. Fortunately, both recipes are easy to find online and relatively simple to prepare.

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Bulletin – December 19

Christmas Eve

It is the last week of Advent. Christmas Eve is on Friday. You probably have a handful of Christmas traditions to help you celebrate. However, if you don’t have anything particular you do on Christmas Eve, consider the tradition of going meatless. The Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes is the most recognizable observance of this tradition. However, this is a common practice in many countries. In Poland, red borscht soup might be on the menu. Whatever you decide, have a Merry Christmas.

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Bulletin – December 26

Holy Innocents

On December 28th, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Innocents, those babies killed by Herod in his effort to kill the new born King. It has been common to illustrate their martyrdom with food by topping a white dessert ,symbolizing their innocence, with a raspberry sauce to represent the blood they spilt. A perfect example of this would be panna cotta topped with a raspberry sauce.

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