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At Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

Parish Advent Giving Opportunity

Reverse Advent Calendar

We are starting a new tradition at Our Mother of 
Perpetual Help Parish. Instead of a giving tree we are 
inviting you to participate in a Reverse Advent 
Calendar. What is a reverse advent calendar? 
Typically, advent calendars are filled with candy and 
you open one each day starting December 1 and 
ending on Christmas Day. Reverse advent calendars 
allow you to donate or give something each day–thus 
giving instead of getting. Items on the calendar will 
include non-perishable food items and paper 
products. The recipient of this program is Franciscan 
Outreach at Transfiguration Church.

So grab a box and begin filling it with items listed on the calendar.

Bring your filled box back to church by January 8, 2023.

Please make sure that food items are unopened and not expired.

To ensure that the items go toward this program please, clearly mark your box that the items are for the Reverse Advent Calendar Giving Opportunity benefitting the Food Program at Transfiguration.

Click here to view and print Reverse Advent Calendar




Help us Decorate our Worship Locations for the Christmas Season


Our Worship Environment Committee invites all parishioners to embrace our tradition and help add personal, special and unique beauty to our worship spaces this Christmas by donating a live flowering plant. This personal investment of time and in beautifying our worship spaces is what helps make our Christmas celebrations all the more special.

As is our tradition, we will use the plants, that you personally select, to transform our worship spaces for the Christmas season.

Plants may be dropped off at either worship location from 10am—2pm (weekdays) beginning Monday, December 19—December 22.  They may also be dropped off in Oak Park before or after the Advent Spiritual Healing Service on Dec. 19 at 6:30pm or Evening Prayer on Dec. 21 at 7pm.




Advent Evening Prayer on Wednesday

December 21 in the Church in Oak Park