Christmas Schedule 2018
Today in the city of David a savior has been born
for you who is Christ and Lord. (Luke 2:11)
Christmas Message Series: The Great Gift Exchange
We exchange gifts At Christmas, because that is when exchanging gifts first took place. Throughout the Christmas season, Fr. Dave will explore how Jesus is God’s gift to us and how we respond by giving ourselves as a gift to God. Bring a friend.
December 24 | Monday evening | 5:15 pm Family Mass
Fr. Dave will gather the children in front of the altar for a special reading of the birth of Jesus. He will then have a conversation with the children (and we’ll even let the adults listen in).
Youth Choir (grades 2-12) will lead us in song. Young singers can arrive 15 minutes early and be part of the choir. All hymns are Christmas songs, so no rehearsals are necessary. Contact Anne Gadd for more information.
December 24 | Monday night | 10:00 pm Mass
Join us in song with traditional Christmas hymns. Fr. Dave’s Christmas message will be about a gift exchange between God and us, about Jesus offering himself to us and how we reply in kind.
December 25 | Tuesday morning | 9:00 am Mass
The Men’s Choir has been practicing and looks forward to leading us in song. Many Christmas cards depict the Christmas story, but the birth of Jesus fulfilled the long-held hopes of the Hebrew people. Please join us, and you will still be home in time to put the roast in the oven and prepare the table for when guests arrive.
Holy Family Sunday
December 29-30 | Sat. 5:15 pm, Sun. 9:00 am and 11:00 am
We celebrate Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the model for all families.
New Year’s Day | Feast of Mary, Mother of God
January 1 | Tuesday | 9:00 am Mass
We call to mind that Jesus was born equally human and divine. This means that Mary gave birth to Jesus who a man and God. Mary’s gift to God was to say “yes” to the role God gave her.
January 5-6 | Sat. 5:15 pm, Sun. 9:00 am and 11:00 am
With this last Sunday of the Christmas season, we recall that, in the visit of the Magi to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, God became known to the world.