Bulletin: January 1, 2017

  Bulletin: January 1, 2017 Today’s readings include another account of the story of Jesus’ birth. Numbers reminds us that we are blessed. We are looked upon with kindness and grace. The psalm and Galatians remind us of the blessings given through God’s Son. Luke tells of our ultimate blessing, that Mary, a human being like…

Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours MERRY CHRISTMAS – FELIZ NAVIDAD!! We wish all parishioners and friends all the blessings of the Christmas season!  The parish office will be closed on Friday, December 23 and will re-open on Tuesday, December 27th. Please note that this schedule for Christmas does not follow the usual weekend schedule of Masses and…

Faith: Emmanuel

Emmanuel Fourth Sunday of Advent On this last Sunday before Christmas, we see that Jesus’ birth is the fulfillment of the promise of Emmanuel, “God is with us” (Matthew 1:23). The Gospel refers to the first reading from Isaiah. There we see the king of Judah, Ahaz, under attack by the kings of Aram and…

Bulletin: December 18, 2016

  Bulletin: December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.” So begins Matthew’s narration of of Mary and Joseph’s first adventure as husband and wife. The early Christians who were his audience must have been eager to hear the story of Jesus’ early years, and wondered if…

January begins ARS Membership Drive

January begins ARS Membership Drive Altar & Rosary Society invites you to join! The month of January is Altar & Rosary Society’s Membership Renewal Drive. Members wishing to renew their annual membership and parishioners interested in this ministry will find informational pamphlets and memberships forms in the vestibules of churches or can contact Betty Cook…

Second Collection: Retired Religious

Second Collection: Retired Religious 2ND COLLECTION FOR RETIRED RELIGIOUS IN U.S. Dec. 10-11 Members of religious congregations dedicate their lives to personal and communal prayer and to serving God by ministering to those in need. Above all, women and men religious strive to help those around them deepen their relationship with God and, in so doing, become…

Faith: Gifts of the Spirit

Gifts of the Spirit Second Sunday of Advent Gifts of the Spirit The reading from the prophet Isaiah is a very hopeful description of the Messiah. Part of that description in verses 2–3 contains the traditional seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, and looking forward…