OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Bulletin for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sign-up for our anointing Mass and luncheon is on now. We also offer suggestions for how to care for the earth as Care of Creation Month winds down. Also, you are invited to participate in Bowling for Good at Schwoegler’s on Sundays in October. See the last page of the bulletin for more details.

DECEMBER 15 BULLETIN

Bulletin for the Third Sunday of Advent. Fr. Bart explains how the Sacrament of Reconciliation prepares us for the best possible celebration of Christmas. We also share Bishop Hying’s article from the November 28 Catholic Herald about sharing our love for Christ in five minutes.

DECEMBER 8 BULLETIN

Bulletin for the Second Sunday of Advent. Fr. Bart explains why Immaculate Conception is on Monday, December 9 this year and is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. Deacon Lawrence Oparaji will give the homily at the 8:30AM Mass on Immaculate Conception. We also share some online resources to enrich your Advent prayer and report on Bishop Hying’s visit to the Spanish-language Mass on November 24.

DECEMBER 1 BULLETIN

Bulletin for the First Sunday of Advent. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel! Fr. Bart welcomes the new liturgical year and season with a reflection on the Gospel of Matthew, which we will be hearing at Mass over the next twelve months. We also look ahead to the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by retelling the story of her appearances to St. Juan Diego and the meanings hidden in her miraculous image. Finally we explore the meaning of the candles in the Advent wreath.

NOVEMBER 24 BULLETIN

Bulletin for Jesus Christ the King. Next weekend we offer everyone who wants it the opportunity to receive individual prayer from our prayer team. Also information about decorating gingerbread houses at 4 PM on December 1, Gifts from the Heart, the Christmas Basket food collection, and our new Advent music!