Parish News, Thursday, December 19, 2019
Dec. 24 at 4 pm: Parish family with children’s choir Mass (no incense)
Dec. 24 at 6:30 pm: Contemporary ensemble Mass with Carols
Dec. 24 at 10:30 pm: Traditional Adult Choir Mass with Carols and the Prelude begins at 10 pm
Dec. 25 at 10 am: Traditional organ Mass with Carols by the Adult Choir
Dec. 26 – 9 am: Mass cancelled
Adoration Holiday Schedule
Adoration in the Chapel will close on Monday, December 23 at 10:00 pm and will resume on Friday, December 27 at 5:00 am.
Adoration in the Chapel will close on Monday, December 30 at 10:00 pm and resume on Thursday, January 2 at 5:00 am.
Tuesday, January 1st is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. It is a “holy day of opportunity”. The Vigil Mass will be at 6:30 pm on December 31 and the Holy Day Mass will be at noon on January 1. Begin the New Year with a prayer and hope in our hearts!
In deference to our parishioners with allergies, we offer scheduled incense-free Masses for Holy Days. For the Solemnity of Mary, the 6:30 pm Vigil Mass will have no incense; incense will be used for the Noon Mass.
Vow to take some time for you and your spouse after the busy holiday season. Beloved, our ministry for married couples, will meet on January 4th at 6:15 PM in Johnson Hall. You don't have to cook and we offer complimentary child care. Date night for you and your spouse and fellowship with other married couples livin' the dream. Did we mention it is a free night out?
Contact Michele and Nathan Nordine or Andrew and Daniella Hoar to save your place at the table:
Join us for an Alpha Launch party is January 5th at 12:15 PM in Johnson Hall.
Who will you invite?
Alpha - Guest Sign up winter 2020.docx
Walking with Purpose Connect Coffee January 6/7.
Join us for a short video and lively discussion Monday January 6th at 6:30 pm or Tuesday morning, January 7th at 9:15 am.
The Great Adventure Scripture study resumes January 8th. We invite you to join us on Wednesday’s from 7:15-8:45 pm. The heart of
The Great Adventure
The Bible Timeline™
Learning System which ties all of Scripture together by following God’s “family plan”… from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. You will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. A Life-Changing Approach to Scripture! For more information contact Michelle Gramza:
Seeds of Faith will resume January 12th between morning Masses with the Gospel of Mark. For more information contact Katherine Kraft
Encountering Christ Together
Parish Annual Stewardship of Treasure Drive
Our Annual Offertory Drive is going strong. As of December 9th, we have
in pledges. We are at
goal for 2020. If you have not yet turned in your pledge, you may drop it by the parish office or in the Sunday Collection. If you misplaced your offertory form, please print one off online or pick one up in the parish office. We would like everyone to make a pledge even if you are not changing the amount you pledged last year. If you have any questions, please call Maggie Wright, OFS, Director of Accounting and Development at 740.345.8708, ext. 204.
4th Sunday of Advent
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” MATTHEW 1:24
Putting our complete trust in the Lord without expecting anything in return. Striving to put God first in all things and follow Him wherever He may led us. As we prepare for the birth of our Lord, pray for the strength and courage to be a model of discipleship, just as Joseph was.
Learn how you can support your parish and contact The Catholic Foundation. Visit www.catholic-foundation.org/development for more information.
on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 2:00PM