Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Mass Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 23

Sunday, December 24

Christmas 2023

Sunday, December 24

Monday, December 25

Please note that our Sunday obligation as Catholic is to attend a Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent and a Mass for Christmas. We look forward to sharing a weekend full of joy for the birth of our Lord Jesus!

Christmas Office Hours

Friday, December 22: Open 9:30am – 2pm

Monday, December 25 – Tuesday, December 26: Closed

Wednesday, December 27 – Friday, December 29: Open 9:30am – 1pm

Monday, January 1: Closed

Tuesday, January 2: Resume normal office hours

Parish Pilgrimage to the John Paul II National Shrine

Wednesday, December 27 at 9am – 2pm

We hope that you can join us on a Christmas pilgrimage to the John Paul II National Shrine with Father Tom! It will include a tour, Mass, bring your own lunch, and museum exhibits on the life of Saint Pope John Paul II.

Contact Miguel for more information.

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

January 1, 2024 (Not a holy day of obligation)

9am Mass
10:30am Mass

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 65pm (Vigil)
Sunday, January 77:30am

Sunday, January 7

Join us for Coffee and Donuts after Mass!

What did Father Tom get for Christmas this year? Find out at the 9am and 10:30am Masses with Father Tom’s special homily for children! There will be a distribution of crowns for kids at the 9am and 10:30am Masses.

The Rocking Chair Prophet Giveway

The weekend of January 6 – 7

Through the generosity of a parishioner, we will be handing out copies of Matthew Kelly’s book The Rocking Chair Prophet after all Masses on Epiphany weekend (while supplies last). In this third and final year leading up to our Diocesan Jubilee celebration, we are reminded of Jesus’ words, “Behold I make all things new.” In The Rocking Chair Prophet, we rediscover the impact of encountering Jesus and reorienting our lives to effectively share this gift of faith we have received.

All parishioners are also invited to Dine and Discuss – an evening of dinner and fellowship, including a book discussion on Saturday, February 3 from 6 – 8pm in Creedon Hall.

Crèche Exhibit

Saturday, January 6, 5 – 8pm Sunday, January 7, 8am – 4pm

Join us for this prayerful way to celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and visit the stunning display of beautiful Nativity Sets from around the world! To display your Crèche or volunteer to organize and set up, please contact Brenda.

Give a Gift for Life this Christmas

Supporting the Gabriel Project and Project Rachel of our Diocese.

Gabriel Project offers emotional, spiritual, material, and financial support to expecting mothers. Total prenatal costs are typically about $3,000. One mother wrote, “I was very distressed and scared not knowing who would help me with my pregnancy…I could not go to anyone…and I was without the support of my baby’s father. He wanted me to abort but I decided to have my son. I must thank Gabriel Project for all the moral, spiritual, and medical support…for this reason, I named my son Gabriel!” 

Project Rachel provides counseling and healing retreats to those who suffer the effects of abortion. One after-abortion care retreatant wrote: “I would have NEVER had the courage to show my face at this [abortion healing] retreat…God works in mysterious ways and by His grace, I found the courage to step forward in my faith. I am so grateful that this ministry exists and was there for me…without judgement when I was ready to tackle the deep-rooted pain in my heart. I am forever grateful!”

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