Dear St. James Parishioner,
May joy and peace be with you during this Advent Season and as we approach Christmas. Know that I continue to pray for you daily.
I wanted to make you aware of our Penance Service and Christmas Mass times so that you all may partake in the celebration of those Sacraments.
The Advent Penance Service and Adoration is Monday, December 13 beginning at 5:30 pm at St. John, and going until all confessions have been heard. It will be come and go with four priests, the same as last year. I would also like to clarify the obligation for Christmas and Sunday, which is the following day. The Christmas obligation may be fulfilled from the evening of Friday, December 24 through Saturday, December 25. The Sunday obligation may be fulfilled from Saturday evening, December 25 through Sunday, December 26. You will need to attend two different Masses to fulfill the obligation of both Christmas and Sunday.
Christmas Masses – St. James
Christmas Eve 8:30 pm Enjoy Christmas music 30 minutes prior to Mass
Christmas Day 9:30 am Enjoy Christmas music 30 minutes prior to Mass
5:30 pm (Sunday liturgy)
Sunday, December 26 9:30 am
Christmas Masses – St. John
Christmas Eve 5:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Enjoy Christmas music 30 minutes prior to these Masses.
Christmas Day 10:30 am
Enjoy Christmas music 30 minutes prior to Mass.
1:30 pm – Spanish
5:00 pm (Sunday liturgy)
Sunday, December 26
8:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm – Spanish
New Year’s Day
10:00 am - Bilingual
I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to remind you that it isn’t too late to donate to Veritas or Go for Catholic Schools. It’s an excellent opportunity to give to St. John School and to receive money back as a tax credit. You can fill out a form in the Gathering Area or go to their websites to make your donation. Also, if you have other year-end giving needs – call the office.