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2016 Advent & Christmas Events

Advent begins on November 27 with Sunday Masses at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. The Decalogue (the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20) is said at the 8:00 a.m. Mass, and the Great Litany (an ancient prayer of petition) is sung in procession at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

The Children’s Christmas Pageant will rehearse each Sunday in Advent at 11:30 a.m. in the Christian Education Atrium. The Pageant is presented after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, and is followed by a St. Nicholas Party.

The Third Sunday in Advent (December 11) is Rose Sunday, named for the change in liturgical color from violet to rose. Roses are distributed to all of the women in attendance.

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24, 2016
10:30 p.m. — Vigil of the Nativity: Solemn Procession, Blessing of the Crèche, and First Mass of Christmas

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25, 2016
8:00 a.m. — Low Mass
10:30 a.m. — Sung Mass
No Christian Education classes

First Sunday After Christmas

The Feast of the Holy Name
Sunday, January 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. — Low Mass
10:30 a.m. — Solemn Mass
No Christian Education Classes

Church School resumes January 8, 2017.