Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00-8:00 pm
An Advent retreat experience offered by local Paulist Father Tom Ryan on Tuesday, December 15th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tom will reflect on Advent and our preparation for Christmas, with an opportunity for sharing and discussion. Join Zoom Meeting:https://zoom.us/j/97161887174?pwd=Tm1nOUtSREZIUDdKS3R5YnU3VjM2Zz09
Meeting ID: 971 6188 7174 Passcode: 105619
2020’s Virtual Jesse Tree
Every Advent at the Paulist Center, we host a Jesse Tree in our Mary Alcove. The Jesse Tree is a way of preparing for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day. Jesse was the father of King David. The Jesse Tree is named from the scripture passage from the book of Isaiah. [Isaiah 11:1-10] Typically, community members take a symbol or tag off the tree to purchase a gift or gift card for the agencies and/or the individuals and families with whom they work (SS Francis & Therese Catholic Worker House, The Agape Community, and CrossRoads Family Shelter).
This year we are hosting a virtual Jesse Tree. For sake of safety, we just cannot take in and deliver the amount of gifts we typically do each year. Instead we are asking that you send in or drop off a gift card if you feel so moved. Our agencies have identified the following gift cards that would benefit their work, individuals and/or families: MasterCard/Visa/Amex gift cards, Target, Star Market, Trader Joes, Dunkin Donuts, Amazon and Market Basket cards. Most popular are MasterCard/Visa/Amex because they offer people the flexibility to purchase in lots of different places. If you would like to support the Jesse Tree this year, you can drop off gifts at our front desk during the week from 10:30-4:30 or mail to:
Attn: Jesse Tree
5 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
If you have questions, please contact Susan Rutkowski at email@example.com or 617-948-2426.