Advent Reconciliation Opportunities
Several opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Christmas Holidays will be offered throughout this month. Confessions will be heard the following dates and times.
The Nativity of the Lord - December 25th
The Feast of the Nativity is a most joyous one that celebrates the incredible reality that the Second Person of the Trinity was born of a Virgin. The mood is summed up by Luke 2:14, "Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good will."
For 2013 Vigil Mass will be held on December 24, at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. Mass includes a children's choir). There is no midnight Mass at St. Joe's. On December 25, there will be a 10:00 a.m. Mass for Christmas Day. Prayers of the Faithful for all Christmas Masses will be for our Christmas Flower Fund Intentions.
The Octave Day of Christmas The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God - January 1st
On this Holy Day of Obligation, we focus on the divine motherhood of Mary whom we proclaim to be the mother of Christ and the mother of the Church. We seek God's blessings as did Mary. Because of her Son, we can confidently call God, "Abba"! In 2014, Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1.