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ADVENT-ure: Bethlehem and Beyond

December 9, 2023

We all typically think of Advent as a time of waiting and preparation for Christmas, but it can also be so much more!  How can Advent prepare us for our spiritual journeys beyond Christmas?  How can it be a time of active formation?  Many characters in scripture journeyed far and undertook adventure to reach the Nativity: the shepherds, the wise men, and the Holy Family themselves!  But their stories did not stop there and neither does yours!  What waits beyond Bethlehem?  Come join us and find out!

Join us for an Advent Day of Reflection! This is a two-part event for young adults. The first part will consist of reflections, small group sessions, catered lunch, and a Eucharistic holy hour with confessions. The second half of this event will begin with the 4 pm vigil Mass, a catered dinner, and a social time where attendees can go back and forth between board games or the dance floor! Registrants can choose to attend one or both parts.


11:00 am – Check In

11:30 am – Morning Prayer/Rosary

12:00 pm – Reflection #1 by Father James Lease

12:30 pm – Small Group #1

12:50 pm – Break, review schedule, pray the Angelus and grace

1:00 pm – Late Lunch/Free Time

2:00 pm – Reflection #2 by Melissa Maleski

2:30 pm – Small Group #2

2:45 pm – Eucharistic Holy Hour

4:00 pm – Vigil Mass

5:00 pm – Dinner 

6:00 pm – Reflection #3 by Joseph Gonzalez

6:30 pm – Various Games and Activities OR Dance Lesson and Social Dance OR Free Social Time


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Registration deadline: December 4, 2023


December 9, 2023
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Diocesan Center
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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Zack Haney
717-657-4804 ext 307