St. Anastasia Parish in Newtown Square is hosting an event for women titled “Advent by Candlelight” on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for women to set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations to gather with friends and relatives, and to focus their minds and hearts on the true meaning of Christmas.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Sheila Galligan will give a presentation, “Waiting with Mary in Advent: Waiting with Patience.”

For more information call 610-356-5069.