Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
But remember, it is not Christmas until December 25th! So, use this time well in spiritual preparation for Jesus’ coming into our lives more fully. Then celebrate the entire Christmas Season until after the Epiphany (Three Kings) up until the Baptism of the Lord.
Special Advent Opportunity for Confessions with Visiting Priests
On Tuesday, December 11th, after the Spanish Mass which will start at 6:30 PM that day, we will begin confessions at 7:00 PM. Take advantage of this opportunity to make a good confession with some visiting priests to prepare our hearts to receive God’s mercy. Please come and beat the rush before Christmas!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration Sunday, December 9th
Due to the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will have a revised schedule for Sunday, December 9th. Join in the celebration of the Empress of the Americas!
7:15 AM English Mass
(NO 8:30 AM Portuguese Mass – All are invited to join in the Spanish Mass)
8:30 AM Spanish Rosary
9:15 AM Mañanitas
9:30 AM Mini Drama and Mass in Spanish (celebration to follow in the School Hall)
11:45 AM English Mass