Advent & Christmas Schedule
Dear Friends in Christ,
The weeks of Advent provide us with an incredible opportunity! While it is often a hectic time with preparations for a joyful Christmas and New Year’s, it can also be a time to let God speak to the depth of our soul.
It is my sincere hope that the offerings at our parish can help you carve out some valuable time to allow the peace of this season to fill your home. Whether it is a short prayer with your family before meals with an Advent Wreath; quiet time away from work and the computer at evening Advent Eucharistic adoration; or simply thinking of those who have little to celebrate through your sharing in the Roses in December program. These and several other opportunities can truly make Advent special.
This year could I ask you to make a special effort to welcome family, friends or neighbors who have been distant from the Church to come and worship with us? In many ways this has been a difficult year for the Catholic Church. What better way to bring people together as we as we look to celebrate the birth of Jesus, a time of healing and peace!
Advent Eucharistic Adoration
Monday December 3 from 7 to 8pm
Monday December 10 from 7 to 8pm
Monday December 17 from 7 to 8pm
Individual Confessions: Saturdays December 1, 8, 15, 22 from 3:30 to 4pm
Communal Penance: Sunday December 16 at 3pm
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation on Saturday, December 8, 8:30am Mass
Christmas Eve, Monday Dec 24
4:00pm Mass: Primarily for families with children; preceded by Christmas Story by Children’s Choir at 3:30pm
10:00pm Mass: Musical prelude begins at 9:30pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday Dec 25
9:45am Mass: Choral prelude begins at 9:30am
11:30am Mass: Musical prelude begins at 11:15am
New Year’s Day – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
Holy Day of Obligation on Tuesday, 10:00am Mass