New Year’s Day: A Holy Day of Obligation

Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God

Dear parishioners,

May 2016 be a blessed year for all of our parishioners and visitors. May you have peace of mind, with much laughter and joy of the Holy Spirit oozing from your being. May all of us capture again the awareness that God is madly in love with us despite our ups and downs.

New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Mass schedule is below.

Prayers galore for all,
The Priests of the Parish

OUR NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE
Thursday, Dec. 31
Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1
Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Christmas

Dec. 25 - ChristmasAdvent wreath - Christmas

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”

Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
Art: “Nativity at Night” (detail) by Italian Baroque painter Guido Reni, 1640

OUR CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Vigil of the Nativity ~ Thursday, Dec. 24
Sacrament of Reconciliation at 11:30 a.m.
Vigil Masses at 4:30 p.m. and Midnight.
The Christmas Story told by the children at 4:15 p.m.
A Christmas Cantata performed at 11:30 p.m.
Christmas Day ~ Friday, Dec. 25
Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve ~ Thursday, Dec. 31
Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m.
Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God ~ Friday, Jan. 1
Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.