Advent and Christmas Schedule 2017

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All Parish Reconciliation Service

Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m.

Several priests will be available for individual confessions after a short prayer service. 

 

Other Opportunities to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation During Advent

 Saturday, December 9th

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 16th

There will be two priests available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 2:30 p.m. until all confessions have been heard.

This will be the last opportunity to receive Reconciliation before Christmas as there are NO confessions offered on Saturday, December 23rd.

 

Mass Schedule for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 23rd

4:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, December 24th

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

Mass Schedule for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th

4:00 p.m. (Church and Parish Hall)

6:00 p.m. (Church)

10:30 p.m. (Church)

 

Mass Schedule for Christmas Day

Monday, December 25th

9:00 a.m. (Church)

11:00 a.m.  (Church)

 

Does One Mass Take Care of Two Celebrations?

A question that often arises when Christmas Day falls on a Monday is, “If I go to Mass, on Sunday, December 24 in the morning, do I still need to attend Mass in the evening or on Christmas Day?”  The answer is “Yes.”  The Masses celebrated on Saturday, December 23 at 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday morning December 24, at 9:00 and 11:00 are for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and fulfill the Sunday obligation. To fulfill the obligation of attendance at Christmas Mass one must attend either one of the Masses on December 24 at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. or on December 25 at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. In other words, you must attend one Mass celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent and one Mass celebrating Christmas.

 

Christmas Eve Parking for 4 p.m. Mass

Willowbrook Nature Center across the street from the church has once again graciously offered the use of their parking lot for those who attend the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve. The gates there will be closed at 6:00 p.m. so please make sure your vehicle is removed before that time.