The Advent/Christmas season is here. The new liturgical year for the Church has begun with the season of Advent. As we prepare to celebrate the Nativity of Christ, let us remember to keep Christ in Christmas. Send out your Christmas cards with a spiritual theme depicting the birth of the Christ child. State your greetings with Merry Christmas, not Merry Xmas. Our secular society has intruded to the extent that each year they seem to push Christ out of the Christmas spotlight. Express your joy that Jesus is the Real Reason for the Season.
We must exemplify in all our actions during the 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 on the cross for our salvation.
Please note that this message concludes with the schedule of liturgical events as well as other festive information the parish is preparing for you and your family. Post it in a prominent place in your home.
Let us all enthusiastically prepare to celebrate the joyous occasion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Have a Merry Christmas,
Fr. John M. Matejek, Pastor
Advent and Christmas 2013
|-December 11/12||Preschool Christmas Program|
|-December 12||Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
-Bilingual Vigil Mass Wednesday, December 11 at 7p
|-December 15||Parish School of Religion (PSR) Nativity Program 10:30a in Church|
|-December 15||Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Celebration
-Procession starts at 1:45p, Mass at 2p
|-December 16||St. Catherine of Siena School Christmas Program|
|-December 19||Healing Mass and St. Jude Novena|
|-December 20||Church Offices Close at 4p for Christmas holidays,
reopen January 2, 2014
|-December 21||Last Confessions before Christmas|
|-December 22||No Parish School of Religion Classes,
resume week of January 6, 2014
|-December 24||No 7am Mass; Last Advent Mass- 9am (Only Daily Mass)|
Christmas Eve Masses 4p, 6p, 8p Bilingual, Midnight
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 Masses: – Tuesday, December 31- Vigil 5p and 7p Bilingual;
– Wednesday, January 1- 9a and 11a
|-January 2||Church Offices Reopen|
|-January 5||Feast of the Epiphany|
|-January 12||The Baptism of the Lord; official end of the Christmas Season; ordinary time begins January 13|
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