Posts from December 2014

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Opportunities for prayer and worship

by Office Staff

Greetings! 1. We will have our regular Tuesday evening Mass tonight (12/30) at 6:30 pm. 2. Thursday, January 1, is a Holy Day of Obligation to attend Mass: the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. Mass will be at 9 am. 3. On Friday, there will be Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament […]

From the Pastor

by Office Staff

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON For most retailers the Christmas season begins, if we are lucky, after Thanksgiving Day. But this has never been the case with the Church. The Church has for many centuries observed a Christmas season, beginning with Mass during the holy night of Christmas Eve and continuing through Epiphany. When Epiphany was celebrated […]

From The Pastor

by Office Staff

Dear friends in Christ, Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent, which is also know as “Gaudate” Sunday. It take its name from the Latin entrance antiphon (the official entrance song refrain) assigned for this day which begins: “Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete…” The full antiphon in the English Missal is: “Rejoice in […]

From the Pastor

by Office Staff

Dear friends in Christ, The season of waiting and hoping that is Advent is an anticipation of the coming of Christ. We await a “twofold coming of Christ.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem describes this beautifully. We do not preach only one coming of Christ, but a second as well, much more glorious than the first. The first coming […]