Advent is a truly joyous time of year. We spend more time with friends and family, do more fun baking in the kitchen, attend parties, and listen to Christmas music.

While all these things are good, Advent is first and foremost a liturgical season that marks a time of preparation, penance, waiting, and expectation of the world's Messiah as first promised in the Old Testament. Through Advent we relive the darkness in which the world waited before the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, just as we now wait for His return at the end of the age.

When we welcome the birth of Christ each December 25th, we are also newly welcoming him into our hearts as we experience deeper spiritual conversion.

~The Catholic Company

Family Advent Retreat at Home

Advent is our season when we prepare for the arrival of Jesus! Faith practices are essential for Family Catholic Identity. Make memories and traditions that will last a lifetime and for the faith of your family.

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Adopt A Family

Every child should experience the simple joys of Christmas. We invite you to brighten Christmas for a local child. Participate in the NVCSS adopt a family program. NVCSS families in need


A Night of Light in Darkness

Come join our community for an unforgettable event that will brighten our spirits this Advent and Christmas. This outdoor gathering is hosted by the Our Divine Savior Choir. It will take place on Friday, December 11th at 6:30PM underneath the strung lights in the trees in what has been our outdoor sanctuary this summer. (In case of rain we will be in the church.) We plan to dress warmly and be socially distant as we take in the sparkling lights and twinkling stars. 


Advent Reconciliation

Reconciliation is available Tuesday-Friday from 9:15-9:45AM following daily Mass 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.


Unshakable Joy Daily Advent Retreat


Free Retreat Beginning November 29

  • 26-day joy-filled digital retreat led by Cardinal-elect Cantalamessa & Chris Stefanick
  • Begins November 29th
  • Daily videos and reflections that fit into your busy day
  • Access the retreat anywhere - on mobile, desktop or tablet
  • Learn how to have joy, no matter the circumstances of life


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