The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the heart of the four-week liturgical season of Advent.
The family of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, abducted from her Barron home last month, is asking for prayers, said Patty Gerber, parish director for the Closs family’s parish cluster of St. Peter, Cameron; St. Boniface, Chetek; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strickland; and St. Joseph, Barron.
Fewer than 100 Wisconsin residents died from taking prescription opioids, benzodiazepines, heroin and cocaine in the year 2000. By 2016, the number had spiked to 1,352 deaths, 42 percent of them due to prescription opioid use.
On Nov. 12, Holy Rosary School, Medford, celebrated the veterans who have served this country. They invited all families in the school who are serving or have served in the military to join the celebration.
Missionary of the Word Sr. Bernadette is pictured with chaperones and Somerset youth after a rosary walk at the Nov. 9-11 discipleship weekend retreat at Crosswoods Camp in Mason; 85 diocesan high school-aged leaders attended the retreat.