CHRISTMAS MASSES Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, Masses will be celebrated at 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM, and 10:00 PM. Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec. 17, 2-3:30 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6:30-7:30 PM, Thursday, Dec. 22, 6:30-7:30 PM, Friday, Dec. 23, 2-4:00 PM No Confessions scheduled Dec. 24, (By appointment only)
Thursday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation. Mary in the Immaculate Conception is the patroness of our nation. There will be a vigil Mass on Wednesday, December 7, at 4:15PM. Masses on Thursday, December 8, will be celebrated at 7AM, 11:15AM and 7PM.
One often overlooked treasure of the Catholic way of life is daily Mass. It is elegant in its simplicity. Sunday Mass can be a rather demanding experience. The church parking lot is usually full. The church is often crowded, the coveted back and end pews are filled early! A willingness to participate by singing and responding is assumed. Announcements about practical concerns (like the parish response to the Annual Catholic Appeal!) may diminish the spiritual focus. The Sunday parish liturgy is the worship of the community which demands active involvement. In contrast, the daily Mass environment is less crowded and […]