Upcoming Holy Days and Holidays Mass Schedule
All Saints - November 1 - Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, November 1: 7:00 a.m.
All Souls Day - November 2
Thursday, November 2: 7:00 a.m.
Cemetery Mass and Blessing of Graves
Sunday, November 5: 4:00 p.m. (in cemetery if weather permits, otherwise in church)
Wednesday, November 22: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 23: 8:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception - December 8 - Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, December 8: 7:00 a.m.
Advent Penance Service
Sunday, December 17: 5:00 p.m.
Christmas - December 25 - Holy Day of Obligation
Sunday, December 24: 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 25: 8:30 a.m.
Mary, Mother of God - January 1 - Holy Day of Obligation
Sunday, December 31: 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 1: 8:30 a.m.
I hope that making this schedule of Masses available to you this early will be helpful in making your holiday plans. I always like to remind everyone that the Christmas Season begins the evening of Sunday, December 24 and goes through Monday, January 8. Most people have their Christmas parties before Christmas, during the Advent Season, and then do nothing during the Christmas Season. The Advent Season is a time of preparation to celebrate the Birth of the Lord at Christmas. It is recommended that everyone have their Christmas parties during the Christmas Season and not during Advent. Let us all celebrate the seasons as they are meant to be celebrated and not just in a way that makes everything convenient for us. Doing everything by convenience lessens the meaning of what we are celebrating. May we celebrate all of the above Holy Days and Holidays as the Church asks of us so that the true meaning of each is fully experienced and lived in our lives of faith. May Jesus truly be the meaning of each celebration.
Fr. Stephen Nesrsta, farář