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Archive for December 2014

God Does Want Peace for Us

Dear Parishioners, On this feast of the Holy Family, maybe we can take a minute to think about the holes which are inevitably created in families. No one ever talks about them because it can be embarrassing and painful to admit they even exist. It’s easier to pretend them away. I’ve done that myself. I…

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Christmas decorations for the church

Please lend us a hand in decorating the church for Christmas! There’s a job for everyone from poinsettia-arranging to plaster-camel-lugging to pine-needle-vacuuming! We’ll be starting at 10am on Monday, December 22. Thank you!

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A Parish Family Treasure

Dear Parishioners, My family kept our Christmas decorations stashed away in big cardboard boxes in the attic. As a kid, it was always an exciting Sunday afternoon when those boxes would be dragged down two flights of stairs and unpacked, officially launching the Christmas Day countdown. Inside, there were ornaments, each wrapped in a bit…

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Mass Chedule for Christmas and January 1st

Christmas Wednesday, December 24 4:30pm and 12 Midnight (with Choir, music program beginning at 11:30pm) Thursday, December 25 8:00am, 10:00am (with choir), and 11:30am Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God Wednesday, December 31:  5:00pm Thursday, January 1: 10:00am

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Music for the Eve of Christmas

Please join us for the last few minutes of Advent when the Adult Choir will offer a prayerful musical meditation for the Eve of Christmas beginning at 11:30pm in the church.  The Choir will also leas us in song at the 10am Mass on Christmas Day

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Youth Group Meets Jan. 12th

The parish youth group for high school age teens will meet Monday, January 12, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. The topic will be “Let’s Talk It Over.” We meet for pizza, prayer and fun. For more information, please visit the church’s website or pick up a flyer at the church entrances. RSVP to…

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Women’s Group Meets Jan. 13th

Women’s Group will meet Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, in the Community Room (second floor of the school building) for prayer and discussion. All women are welcome!

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For the Men in our Parish

The men’s discussion group will meet on Monday, January 6, at 7:30pm, in the rectory. Copies of the article we’ll be discussing can be found at the front doors of the church. All men in the parish are welcome to attend.

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Masses for holy day

January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. It is a holyday of obligation. Masses are Wednesday, December 31, at 5pm and Thursday, January 1, at 10am.

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There is a Plan

Dear Parishioners, Last Saturday morning I had, what I call, one of those “priestly privilege” moments. This time it happened at a baptism: A family had gathered from all over the country to celebrate their mother’s milestone birthday. Because they were all together, it seemed the perfect weekend to baptize the newest grandchild as well.…

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