December 18, 2014


My Dear Parishioners:

Keeping Christ in Christmas is more important today than ever before.  Christianity is being threatened throughout the world and, as Catholic Christians, we must stand up for our newborn King with Faith, Hope and Love.  These cardinal virtues are the very essence of our being as people of good will.


 We must exemplify in all our actions during this holiest time of the year our enthusiasm for Jesus Christ.  Remember that Christ was born for one reason and one reason only and that was to die for us on the cross for our salvation.


 Show your enthusiasm as a family of good will by participating in all of our parish events leading up to Christmas.  Then enjoy in a spiritual way the twelve days of the Christmas Holiday!


 Merry Christmas on the occasion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ!



Fr. John M. Matejek




Advent and Christmas 2014




-December 18          St. Catherine of Siena School Christmas Program




-December 19          Church Offices Close at 4p for Christmas holidays, reopen January 5, 2015




-December 20          Last Confessions before Christmas




-December 21          No Parish School of Religion Classes, resume week of January 5, 2015




-December 24          No 7am Mass; Last Advent Mass- 9am (Only Daily Mass)




-December 24          Christmas Eve Masses 4p, 6p, 8p Bilingual, Midnight

                                         St. Clare Parish Mission 5p and 7p Bilingual


-December 25          Christmas Day Masses 9a and 11a 







-December 26          Regular Daily Mass schedule resumes




-December 31          No 7a Mass; 9a Mass (Only Daily Mass)



-January 1          Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Day of Obligation

theotokos_detail_sm         Dedication of Parish to the Blessed Virgin Mary: 

                                 Vigil Dec 31th 5p & 7p Bilingual   Holy Day Jan 1st 9a & 11a



 -January 5               Church Offices Reopen



-January 6               Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord

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-January 11            The Baptism of the Lord; official end of the Christmas Season; 

                                  ordinary time begins January 12

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