"Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world."

- Pope Francis


Advent Reconciliation

Advent Reconciliation

Fr Martin will have additional Advent Reconciliation hours on Friday, December 1st from 10AM - 1PM and Tuesday, December 19th from 5PM - 7PM. Reconciliation is available every Tuesday from 5:00PM to 6:00PM or by appointment. To make an appointment for reconciliation call the office at 343-4248. Give yourself the gift of absolution this Christmas. Enjoy the peace of Gods loving mercy and grace.


Our Divine Savior Nativity Exhibition

Nativity Scene Exhibition - Bergheim | Christmas in Alsace

There will be a Nativity Exhibition at ODS the weekend of December 16th - 17th. Do you have a special Nativity Creche that you would like to display? There will be sign up sheets at the entrance of church. You can also register to participate by clicking the link below. We are so happy to make this an annual event. What a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and glory of Christmas. Volunteers will be needed to help out during the exhibition, so check out the times needed on the hand out sheets.

Nativity Exhibition Registration Form


Las Posadas Celebration

Mexican Christmas Traditions: Las Posadas - Little Passports

Join us in the social hall for a traditional Las Posadas celebration following the 5PM Mass on Saturday, December 16th. Prayer, food, fellowship and pinata. This event will coincide with the Saturday Nativity Exhibition. Join us for an evening of food and fun.

Everything you need to know about celebrating Las Posadas


Christmas Eve Nativity Procession

Las Posadas | Meaning, Traditions, & Facts | Britannica

We need little angels and shepherds to help us with our Children’s Christmas Eve Nativity Procession! If your child is 4+ and interested in participating in the 4PM Christmas Eve Mass, email the office of Religious Education no later than December 15th at [email protected]. Costumes are minimal and available to borrow. All participants must be able to attend a mandatory dress rehearsal on Dec. 19th at 6pm in the Social Hall. We are so excited for your involvement; hope to see you there!


Our Divine Savior Baby Shower for the Infant Jesus

Baby Shower for Jesus —

Check out the board outside of church with tags to purchase baby items and gift cards for clients at the Women's Resource Clinic. If you are able, please take a tag to help ODS support these women and families in need. 


Christmas Pointsettia's

Church decorating for Christmas !

Help us decorate our church this Christmas with a donaton to purchase a Christmas Poinseta for you or your loved ones. Intentons for these Poinseta can be in memory of, in honor of or in thanksgiving. You will fll out an envelope found on a specially marked “board”. State your wishes/names on the envelope and, at Christmas, the Poinsetas will be displayed in the Sanctuary. Intentons will be included in the Prayer of the Faith during Christmas season. Your Christmas Poinseta donatons are only $15. There are a limited number of them available so be sure to pick one up soon.


The Pray More Advent Retreat

2020 Advent Retreat

Inspiring talks to help you grow closer to Christ this Advent Season! The Retreat is self-paced. This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time. It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you! We hope you’ll join us.

To register click on the link:


Other Prayers and Resources

Advent Wreath Prayers

Christmas Tree Blessing

Blessing of a Chrismas Manger or Nativity Scene

USCCB Advent Resources

Avoiding Sleep and Being Alert to Jesus' Comings In Advent