Advent – Christmas

“Advent is the season that begins the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.  The object of Advent is to renew and improve our spiritual skills so as to be more able to discern and identify the grace and presence of Christ in our lives.  Advent focuses on this so that we are better prepared to walk with Jesus throughout His life, ministry, passion and resurrection which are the subjects of the rest of the liturgical year.” Fr. James C. Gray

December 7: Parish Feast Day Mass/Fr. Jim’s 25th Ordination Celebration Potluck – join us for Mass at 4:00pm and a potluck supper immediately following in the gym.

December 8: Evening Prayer – 6:30pm in the Church

December 9: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass – 8:00am and 7:00pm

December 14: PSR First Reconciliation – 10:00am in the Church
Parent’s Christmas Break” 1:00-5:00pm in the gym – drop your kids (age 3-11, potty trained please) at the gym for crafts, games, sports, songs, and fun while you enjoy a break to shop, wrap, bake, or relax.  All donations will be used to finance a summertime teen retreat.

December 15: All Giving Tree food and gifts due
Evening Prayer –  6:30pm in the Church

December 16: Free Senior Lunch – 11:30am in the Gym.

December 21: Reconciliation Day – St. James 9:00-11:00am, Little Flower 11:00am-1:00pm, IC 1:00-3:00pm
“Parent’s Christmas Break” 9:00am-1:00pm (please pack your child a sack lunch)

December 22: Decorate Church after Mass
Evening Prayer – 6:30pm in the Church

December 23: Delivery of Giving Tree Gifts and Food – call the rectory if you can assist with this
Confession – 6:00-8:00pm

December 24: Christmas Eve Mass – 4:00pm

December 25: Christmas Day Mass – 9:30am