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Dec. 20th, 2020 Bulletin & News

By December 22, 2020No Comments

Merry Christmas from Your Parish Staff!

In a world so often filled with darkness and sin, Jesus, You are the rising Son!
When the night of our lives feels longer than we can bear, Jesus, You are the hope of a new dawn!
When we are anxious for what the future holds, Jesus, You are the morning star that never sets!
In all our confusion and division, Jesus, You are the light of the world!

Holiday & Year-end Office Hours

Parish Office is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM as follows:

  • Open Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, December 21-22-23.
  • Closed Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25.
  • Open Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, December 28-29-30.
  • Closed Thursday and Friday, December 31 and January 1.

Why go to Midnight Mass?

To me the atmosphere of the midnight mass reminds me of Mary and Joseph searching for a place to bring our Lord into the world. They find such a lowly place for our king to be born but it shows us how our Lord comes to us no matter where we are or who we are. -MA, parishioner

We often complain about the “secularization” of Christmas. It seems more of a “Hallmark” holiday sometimes instead of a spiritual and religious celebration. Over many years, these early Christmas Eve Masses have become popular because they are understandably convenient. Everyone can go home for dinner and a party and have a relaxing Christmas morning with family and presents.

But if you want to make this Christmas more meaningful, if you want to bring those deep desires of your heart to the front and center of your thoughts, come to the Midnight Mass. This is a beautiful Mass and one that is uniquely and historically Catholic. Embrace the “inconvenience” of staying up late this Christmas. Get dressed-up and then calmly wait for it to be time to get in the car to go to Midnight Mass. See the church in darkness with just candles and be really with the shepherds who were “keeping the night watch” when the Angel appeared to them to announce the birth of their Savoir.