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Advent Weekday / O Radiant Dawn / Christmas Novena, Day 6 / Penance Service, 7:00 p.m.

December 21, 2017

Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth

Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

December 21, the fifth day of the Octave before Christmas. Each day at Evening Prayer, an O Antiphon is sung before the Magnificat. Today it is O Oriens, in English O Radiant Dawn.
Here is a commentary on the Radiant Dawn.

Pray the Scriptures for today. For a video reflection, click HERE, then scroll down
and click on today’s date. Open your heart with lectio divina and today’s Gospel.

What do today’s readings say to us? Today is Day Six of the Christmas Novena.
Print a coloring page.

MUSICAL ENCOURAGEMENT: Blessed Are You Among Women

At 7:00 p.m. in Saint Jude Church, on Thursday, December 21, we participate in a communal celebration of the Sacrament of Penance, with individual confessions and seasonal prayer, readings and music. If you haven’t confessed for awhile, you are welcome, be not afraid! If you confess regularly, you are welcome, keep it up! To prepare for the sacrament, click HERE.


December 21, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

Parish Office Hours
8 am - 4 pm Mon-Fri

Music Ministry
(260) 484-6609