Advent

We have many great opportunities to help you prepare your hearts and your homes for the birth of Our Lord!

Worship With Us

True Presence Night with the Vigil Project

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 pm

This event will kick off the season of Advent by bringing a night of live music, dynamic speaking, and Eucharistic Adoration. 

First Friday Adoration & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, December 3, 9 am – 9am

Come adore our Lord in the True Presence of the Eucharist! 

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is the Patronal Feastday of the United States of America, and a Holy Day of Obligation!

Mass Times
Tuesday, December 7 | 7 pm
Wednesday, December 8 | 8:30 am, noon, 7 pm

Christmas: The Nativity of the Lord

Mass Times
Friday, December 24 | 4 pm (church and gym), 7 pm, 10 pm
Saturday, December 25 | 9 am

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Although not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, we will still be honoring the Blessed Mother. Join us for Mass.

Mass Times
Friday, December 31 | 4 pm
Saturday, January 1 | 8:30 am

Be Generous

White Christmas

Begins Thanksgiving

The White Christmas Food Drive is a combination of food drives throughout the Grove City community. Once all locations have completed their drives, the food is sent to and sorted at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and then distributed to families in need around Christmas. All left overs, which there are a lot of thanks to the generosity of the community, are sent to the Grove City Food pantry to help supply them for at least 3-6 months. 

On Thanksgiving, join us for Mass at 9 am and say “thank you” for blessings received by bringing nonperishable food items and placing them in the Life Center. The food will fill White Christmas boxes.

If you are interested in helping to sort food and put packages together, contact the parish office at 614.875.3322.

Hospitality Team

Throughout the Season

Help visitors and parishioners feel welcome at Our Lady this holiday season! If you are interested in supporting these efforts, call the parish office at 614.875.3322 or email Karen Cook.

Giving Tree

Begins Sunday, November 28

Your Knights of Columbus Council 4603 is sponsoring our annual Giving Tree Project once again this year. Your generosity in the past has brought many smiles to numerous families in our community. Our tree will be set up Thanksgiving weekend. We will place ornaments on the tree that with gift requests from area families.

As in previous years, please look over the gift requests and select one or two ornaments. Then, purchase the gift, wrap it, and tape the ornament on the wrapped gift. Finally, place the wrapped gift under the tree. We will make sure that the gift reaches the special person that requested it. All of the gift requests vary in value, so please select one or two with which you are comfortable. Please try to have all of the gifts under the tree by Sunday, December 19. If you have any questions regarding the tree and/or one of the gift requests, please call Stephanie Islam at 614.783.0619 or send an email to olphgivingtree@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Hat & Mitten Tree

Begins Sunday, November 28

Winter Hats, Scarves, and Mittens/Glove donations are being requested for the Parish Women’s Association Giving Tree. The tree will be available from Thanksgiving to Christmas for any parishioner that can donate items for children, men, or women. Both hand-crafted and store bought garments are accepted and appreciated. Please give the gift of warmth this holiday season and may God bless you for your generosity.

Poinsettias for the Altar

By Friday, December 17

Donate a poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one, and help make our Nave beautiful for our Christmas liturgies!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, December 19

Give the gift of life this holiday season and donate blood in our winter blood drive. The American Red Cross will be in the Life Center on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm for the Blood Drive sponsored by the Health and Wellness Ministry. Online registration is now open—Our code is ourladygc.

Help Decorate the Church

Sunday, December 19

We are always in need of volunteers to help make our building beautiful for Christmas! Please contact the church office at 614.875.3322 or info@ourladygc.org if you are interested in helping.

Grow in Faith and Community

Formed

Throughout Advent

Formed has lots of great films, talks, and audiobooks to help you enter into the season of Advent!

Little Blue Book Advent Meditations

Available November 20 & 21

These devotional books have been carefully crafted to help you explore the depths of Scripture and deepen your relationship with Christ. Pick one up for free at Mass.

Our Lady Ornaments and Nativity Yard Signs

Available November 20 & 21

Our Knight of Columbus will have Our Lady ornaments and “Keep Christ in Christmas” yard signs in the Gathering Space for sale after all weekend Masses through December 19th.

Christmas Tree Blessing

Throughout Advent

Bless your Christmas Tree with Holy Water! Look for the blessing on our website or in the bulletin, and we will have bottles of Holy Water available to take home. 

Memorial Tree

Wednesday, December 8

If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one who has passed away, please take home one of the clear ornaments in the Gathering Space to decorate, or decorate your own! These ornaments can be filled with anything your imagination can dream up. Include your loved one’s name either on a slip of paper inside or paint it on the outside. 

Two beautiful live Christmas trees will be placed at the entrance to the church on Wednesday, December 8, for the Feast of The Immaculate Conception. Bring your decorated ornament to the 7 pm Mass and hang it on the tree. After Mass, we will have a tree lighting ceremony and a blessing from Father Joe. Following that, you are invited to a cookie and punch reception (hosted by the Bereavement Committee and New Horizons) in the Life Center. 

We hope that this will be the beginning of a new tradition during our Advent season. You are loved and we hope you can join us.

Blessing of Baby Jesus

December 11 & 12

On the third Sunday of Advent, bring the baby Jesus from your home nativity scene to be blessed at Mass!

Breakfast with Santa

December 12

Join us in the Life Center after the 8 am and 10 am Masses for a pancake and sausage breakfast provided by our Knights of Columbus. Photo-op with live Santa provided, and Christmas posters from the school will be displayed.