Advent Virtual Retreat 2023


2023 Virtual Advent Retreat Schedule

“It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.”
– Pope Benedict XVI

This year’s virtual retreat will explore the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love — taken from the Advent candles. Our ability to journey with you is both an honor and a privilege. You are an extension of the mission of Holy Cross by bringing hope to your corner of the world.

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Retreat webinars take place live at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sundays during Advent. Please log in to Zoom 5 to 10 minutes before the retreat webinar begins.

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
First Sunday of Advent
Theme: Hope

Rev. Dan Parrish, C.S.C., serves as an associate professor in the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland.

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Second Sunday of Advent
Theme: Peace

Rev. David J. Halm, C.S.C., resides at St. John Vianney Parish, where he serves as pastor of its 7,100 families in Goodyear, Arizona.

Sunday, December 17, 2023
Third Sunday of Advent
Theme: Joy

Rev. John Britto Antony, C.S.C., serves as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Viera, Florida. On January 5, 2021, he became a United States citizen.

Sunday, December 24, 2023
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Theme: Love

Rev. Thomas Jones, C.S.C., serves as a senior priest assisting at Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, Indiana.

I am convinced that Providence, which has in the past done everything necessary for the development and perfection of its work, will continue to bestow on it most abundant blessings. To ensure this, we must be constantly animated by the spirit of zeal and generosity which so holy an undertaking requires.”

Blessed Basil Moreau, Circular Letter 9