Advent and Christmastide 2020

Vespers & Adoration in Advent

Fr. Eric will continue to offer the weekly Holy Hour on Wednesdays at 5 pm. Come and adore the Lord and join us for Evening Prayer! Our Facebook Page livestreams the whole hour. “Like” us to receive notifications!

Additional Confession Times in Advent

  • Wednesdays at 5:15 (after the Holy Hour homily)
  • Saturdays, 4:15 pm -4:45 pm
  • Sundays, 9 am – 10 am

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

  • December 7
    • 5 pm (Vigil Mass)
  • December 8
    • 7 am – Simple
    • 7 pm – Solemn (with organ and cantor)

The Solemn Feast of the Nativity (Christmas)

  • Thursday, Dec. 24:
    • 5 pm Vigil “Family” Mass. There will be an additional “overflow” Mass celebrated simultaneously in the Lower Church if we are filled to capacity under the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. 
    • 12 am “Shepherds’ Mass” at Midnight. His Excellency Bishop Timothy Senior, the Rector of St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, will be the principal celebrant at the Midnight Mass.
  • Friday, Dec. 25
    • No 7 am Mass 
    • 10:15 am Mass of Christmas Morning

The Octave of Christmas

  • Daily Masses Dec. 26-31: Masses of the Day are offered at the usual daily Mass times of 7 am (9 am Saturdays). The rectory is closed for the duration of the Octave of Christmas.
  • The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God (A Holy Day of Obligation)
    • Dec. 31: 5 pm Vigil Mass
    • Jan. 1: 7 am & 9 am

Rejoice! The Lord is near!

Rosary for Peace, Justice, and Unity

Saturday, October 31, 12 pm 
Amid all things–but especially in times of uncertainty and trouble–we turn to our Lady. Join us on the steps of the church for a public Rosary as we pray for peace, justice, and unity in our neighborhood and nation.
In inclement weather, we will meet (socially distanced) in the upper church.

October 11, 2020: Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do we know how to live with abundance? Given the choice between poverty and abundance, most of us would choose abundance; it’s just common sense. But it might be harder to live with. This week’s readings–particularly from St. Paul’s epistle to the Philippians–reminds us that we are not of this world–and that we should strive to live in both wealth and poverty with equal mindset, ever mindful of approaching the Kingdom of God.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

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