GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU

The Coming of the Lord is near. Below are some ideas for Advent preparation and schedules for Liturgical Services. We encourage you to enter as fully as possible into the true spirit of this season.

Advent in 2 Minutes – from Busted Halo

What is Advent all about? How is Advent different than Christmas? In a BRAND NEW version of their classic video, Busted Halo explains the significance of this special season in the Church and why the experience of waiting, hope, and preparation is still so important in our lives today.
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Daily Eucharist:

Weekdays & Saturdays at 7:00 A.M. (Brief homily on the Scriptures each day.)

Sunday Evening Prayer:

6:30 P.M. in the Adoration Chapel (enter by parking lot side doors) (December 3, December 10, December 17)

Advent Spiritual Resources:

 

Advent Crèche

This year the crèche will be in the sanctuary just for the first three Sundays of Advent. As in past years you may want to bring a thoughtful gift to be distributed to needy neighbors:

Week 1 – Infant and Baby Items: (lotion, diapers, onesies, wipes, nursing supplies etc.)for St. Gianna Ctr.
Week 2 – Hats, Scarves, mittens, gloves for the annual Christmas Basket Project
Week 3 – Full skeins of Yarn and 1 yard swatches of fabric for turbans used by the Circle of Love

Confession: The Light is On for You

During Advent we have added an extra confession time. In addition to the usual Saturday 4 p.m. time, confessions will be offered each Advent Sunday at noon until 12:30 p.m. (except on Dec. 24th). There will also be an area-wide Penance Service at St. Anthony Church in Fredonia on Monday, Dec. 18th at 7 p.m. A number of priest confessors will be present.

Sunday December 24th

  • 8:00 AM Mass
  • 11:00 AM Mass
  • NO 2:30 PM Spanish Mass

Christmas Eve Masses:

  • 5:00 P.M. Vigil Mass Liturgy (Music by Folk Choir, beginning at 4:30 p.m.)
  • 10:00 P.M. Midnight Mass Liturgy (Music by Traditional Choir beginning at 9:45 p.m.) (No Mass at Midnight)

Christmas Day Masses:

  • 8:00 A.M. Mass (Music by Traditional Choir)
  • 11:00 A.M. Mass (Music by Folk Choir)
  • 2:30 P.M. Spanish Mass (Music by Spanish Choir)

 

A Very Blessed Advent to All as You Prepare for the Lord’s Coming