Advent is a time of preparation and also a time for traditions. All parish families are invited to our 3rd annual Advent Family Night. You will be making your very own Jesse Tree, indulging in the cookie station, and enjoying some family time while beginning a new tradition. We will provide everything for the night! This includes tree, ornaments, even a little box to store the ornaments in.
Date: Monday, Nov. 26, 6:15-7:30 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:45-6 p.m.
Where: Xavier Room
A Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus Christ. Each ornament represents a story from the Bible that tells about God’s people before Jesus was born. Each story shows God’s salvation plan and tells how He guided humanity to prepare for the coming of the Messiah.
The tradition of the Jesse Tree dates back to the Middle Ages. The name “Jesse Tree” comes from Isaiah 11:1, “Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.” Jesse is the father of King David. The savior was to come from David’s family line.
What is the tradition?
During the Advent season, a Bible story is read which relates to Jesus family or God’s people. After the Bible story is read and discussed, an ornament is placed on a tree – the Jesse Tree. This was often done from the beginning of Advent to Christmas Day.
Please RSVP by 11/16. Questions? Call Summer Kish at 330-764-8961.