First, consider stopping in the church for Adoration with some fixed regularity. The schedule is in the vestibule and on the parish website (http://www.coronationofourlady.org/adoration-schedule). You might consider emailing the parish office or calling and asking to become a regular substitute. Those who have regular holy hours sometimes get in a bind and need a sub on a short notice. You could be one of them. You could also look at the schedule and consider an hour you (maybe with the help of family and friends) could commit to.
Second, consider going to the sacrament of confession this Advent. To make it easier we will have extra priests on December 20th (a Wednesday) for confessions beginning at 6pm. Frs. Kriski and Quinn (in addition to myself) will have confessions from 6-7:30pm and will stay longer if there are lines.
Third, consider going to Mass besides the weekend obligatory and Holy Days. We have an early morning Mass every Tuesday (6:15am) and an evening Mass every Wednesday (6:30pm). Additionally, from November 29th through December 7th we’ll have a Novena of Masses leading up to the Immaculate Conception (December 8th). These will be at 6:30pm with Confessions before as usual (the normal Mass schedule will also be kept).
Finally, go to our Lady with regularity in the Rosary. Even if you start the new year with a decade of the Rosary a day; that’s a start! At the conclusion of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima Bishop Johnston encouraged us all in the Diocese to pray a daily Rosary and a weekly family Rosary. Let’s all make some kind of commitment this new year with Our Lady, and our Mother!
Have a great Advent, and happy new year (in advance)!
~ Fr. Hansen