Advent Faith-Sharing Groups
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Dominik Gnirs | Assoc. Director of Faith Formation |  | (310) 566-1543

booklet coverIt's hard to predict what this Advent will look like for us all - we have experienced many new things, some difficult and some amazing over the course of this last year. What we overwhelming learned is that we need connection - we need to share our faith with each other.


Striving to be Disciples of Christ, we are called to many different things:

  • Praying Daily
  • Reading the Bible
  • Talking about our Faith
  • Mindfulness: Resting and trusting in God

This Advent, we invite you to come along with us as we embark on the waiting of Advent. This year, we will be forming small groups to read and reflect on Waiting in Wondrous Expectation by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP. 

The WAIT is almost over - connect with us!


Waiting in Wondrous Expectation will be distributed after all Masses the weekend of Nov. 21, and will be available afterward for pick up at the Parish Office or Holy Grounds.

If you are not able to pick up a copy, click the image above to download a copy.


A Call To Reflection 

In this Advent waiting we invite you to draw closer to God in your everyday life. We offer you a few ways to journey with us during this season of waiting:


On Your Own

Simply set aside 3-5 minutes each day to enter into an intentional prayerful place in practice with our entire community using Sr. Janet's book.


Prepare an Advent Reflection Recording

2021 11 18 14 09 28We invite members of our parish community, including our diaspora, to prepare and lead a recorded online reflection. Take a minute, discern a day, sign-up for a day, find a prayerful space, and hit record!


Click Here to Sign Up!


Advent Faith-Sharing Groups
Groups are now forming - see below for full list of opportunities:


Mondays | Online | 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Dates: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20

Facilitated by Tina Jordan & Keith Baker 


Tuesdays | Onsite: Caruso C | 12:45-2:00 p.m.

Dates: 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

Faciliated by Fran Zonfrillo & Sylvia Eberherr


Wednesdays | Onsite: The Spirituality Center | 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Dates: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Facilitated by Glenda Ong & Dominik Gnirs


Saturdays | Online | 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Dates: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Facilitated by Rachel Bayne & Carla Taravella


Ministry Groups that are currently in formation:




-Fishers of Men

-David & Diana Diaspora Group


Advent Journal Guide

This Advent Journal provides parish groups with reflection questions to use alongside the Advent booklet. These questions help us to reflect in our personal prayer time and to talk about our reflections during group meetings. Please use it, enjoy and pray with it. Many thanks to Diane Gasper for writing this journal for us!


Click Here to Download the Journal Guide!


Interested in forming and leading a ministry group? Contact Dominik at  for more information.


Register for Advent Faith-Sharing Groups:





Mon–Fri 7:00 am - Church

Mon–Fri 12:10 pm - Livestream & Church 

Sat 8:00 am - Church & Livestream


Sat Vigil 5:30 pm - Church


Sun 7:30 am - Church

Sun 9:30 am - Livestream, Church & Grand Pavilion

Sun 11:30 am - Church

Sun 4 pm - Outdoors

Sun 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream



Mon-Fri 5:30–6 pm

Please arrive before 6 pm

Sat 4:30–5:00 pm


Reservations no longer required.

Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
St. Robert's Center Saturday, Nov 27 @ 7:30 AM
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Nov 27 @ 8:45 AM
Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Nov 28 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
No Faith Formation Session Sunday, Nov 28 - All Day

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