Advent mission energizes Watertown parish

Immaculate Conception Parish in Watertown hosted a three-day Advent Mission in early December featuring Monsignor James Patrick Shea. Monsignor Shea, president of the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, spoke on the topic, “Our Blessed Mother Compared to the Air We Breath.”

The Advent Mission also included daily Mass celebration, confession, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration and benediction. He topped off his visit by spending time with the K-6 grade students at Immaculate Conception School.

Adult Faith Formation Director for Immaculate Conception Parish, Missy Baumberger, said more than 250 people attended each evening, including parishioners from surrounding parishes.

“Monsignor’s message was powerful and left us with many blessings to ponder as we head into the meaningful season of Advent,” Baumberger said of the event.