As we approach the celebration of our Lord’s Nativity, we hope you will want to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In addition to our usual weekly times of confession (Wed. 6:30-8pm and Sat. 2:45-3:45pm) this year we will offer an evening penance service on Wednesday, Dec. 14th. We will begin with a time of community prayer which will include a short meditation and an examination of conscience. You can then choose from several priests who will gladly hear your confession. If that date or time is not convenient for you, please consider attending penance services at St. Catherine of Siena, Dec. 14, 5-8 pm, or Holy Cross, Dec. 15, at 6:00 pm
Anointing Mass, Saturday, Dec. 17th, 11am
The anointing of the sick, one of the seven sacraments of the Church, offers a special encounter with our Lord. Through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. Even if there is no physical healing, however, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany illness, the frailty of old age, or their impending death. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will be sponsoring this special Mass for those who are sick, those who deal with ongoing mental and physical health issues, and care givers. We particularly want to invite those for whom the Christmas season brings sadness and loneliness. Allow us to pray that God will provide the love and comfort you need.
Diocesan Discernment Retreat
Camp Good Council, Dec. 17-18 (Flyer in the narthex)
View this popular video series detailing the life of Christ beginning on Thursday, Jan. 5th, at 6:30pm. Each Thursday the group will watch an episode and spend some time discussing it.