The first weekend of Advent will begin the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 29. This year we will be following Cycle B, which is the Gospel of Mark. Unlike the Gospels of Matthew and Luke there is no infancy narrative in Marks Gospel, but instead begins with the baptism of Jesus by John. It is important to note however that while the gospel does not begin with the birth of Jesus, it does proclaim the good news Jesus is to bring, something meant not only to challenge us but also to give us both comfort and peace. We will be offering a scripture reflection which can be found on the Faith formation website, http://stjffaithormation.org under the adult pull down menu. We will include Weekly reflection questions to ponder, prayers, and action points. In addition, we will have suggested activities and readings on our family formation page also located on our faith formation page. This can be accessed through a link on the Parish website.If you would like to share your family completing one of the suggested activities feel free to send pictures to our parish Facebook account or to our parish email and we will develop a picture collage.