CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE: Saturday, December 16, 2-3:30PM; Thursday, December 21, 6:30-7:30PM; Friday, December 22, 6:30-7:30PM; Saturday, December 23, 1:30-3:30PM. NO CONFESSIONS December 24, (By appointment only) CHRISTMAS MASSES: Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 5:00PM, 7:30PM, and 10:00 PM Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Watch Father O’Neill’s segment on the Proclaim! program produced by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
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 […]