December 23rd, Tuesday
Penance Service 7pm
December 24th, Wednesday
Mass 4pm (pageant @ 3:40pm)
Mass 10pm (caroling @ 9:30pm)
December 25th, Thursday
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00am
Saturday: 8:00am & 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am* & 10:00am
*Mass with parts chanted in Latin
first Sunday of the month.
Tuesday - Friday: 7:35 - 7:50am
Wednesday: 4:45 - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:35 - 9:00am & 3:30 - 4:40pm
Or by appointment
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We wait for all who will celebrate with us on Christmas:
What a wonderful opportunity we have! Hundreds will join us for Masses to celebrate Christmas this year, some who are visitors from out of town, many who come to church a couple of times a year. If these folks feel welcomed, comfortable, and graciously received the chances are greater for their returning the following Sunday to be with us again as we celebrate the Eucharist! We all want that!
During Christmas Masses we are handed on a silver platter a once-a-year opportunity to embrace and welcome folks back into the Church! LET’S NOT MISS IT!
Christoph Cardinal Schonborn in the book, The Joy of Being a Priest, wrote that on the feast of Saint Valentine:
We distribute love letters from God to his special sweetheart, you! Presently we are averaging as many as two hundred thousand letters, which our parishioners, together with the bishop, his co-workers, and the vicar general, distribute in the subway stations on Valentine’s Day to tell the people: “Here is a love letter for you”! Sometimes there is a conversation; sometimes people just walk past. Almost all of them take the letter. In the envelope there is a handwritten letter from God “to you” with a little invitation to the places of prayer where, later that day, parishes have planned prayer meetings, an evening of
Divine Mercy devotions, and so forth (98).
Hence my brother and sisters in Christ, I hope things are going well with handing out the Saint Nicholas bags that include our Christmas Mass times! Remember that as Catholics we are missionary by nature, called to invite others to join our community. Missionary efforts are not just for priests and religious who go to far-off lands. You are a missionary!!
What is it that we are inviting people to join? Join us and “rejoice”! The Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means rejoice in Latin, and it sets a tone of joyful anticipation of the birth of Jesus and His Second Coming (Ordo 2015, p. 11).