|Advent Service of Light
Lessons and Carols
|MON – 12/18||7:00 PM||Church|
|TUE – 12/19||7:00 PM||Chapel|
|THU – 12/21||7:00 PM||Chapel|
|No confessions available on December 24th and 25th|
|Fourth Sunday of Advent|
|SAT – 12/23||4:00 PM||English Mass|
|6:00 PM||Spanish Mass|
|SUN – 12/24||7:30 AM|
|SUN – 12/24||4:00 PM||English Mass|
|6:00 PM||Spanish Mass|
|8:00 PM||English Mass|
|10:00 PM||English Candlelight|
|11:30 PM||Carols and Song|
|12:00 Noon||Late Night|
|MON – 12/25||9:00 AM||English|
|SAT – 12/30||4:00 PM||English|
|SUN – 12/31||7:30 AM||English|
|Mary Mother of God, New Year’s Day|
|MON – 1/1/2024||9:00 AM||English|
Eucharistic Adoration / Adoración eucarística
Every Thursday evening for five hours beginning at 4:00pm and concluding with Benediction at 8:50pm. All are welcome.
El primer viernes de cada mes tendremos la adoración y alabanza al Santísimo Sacramento de 8:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. en español. Esperamos contar con tu presencia.
Confessions are available:
- On Thursdays at 7:00pm
- On Saturdays at 12:00pm Noon
- On Sundays from 10:00am to 10:30am
- On Sundays from 11:30am to 12:00pm Noon
Confessions are always available by appointment.
From the desk of
December 10th, 2023
Today we celebrate the Second week of Advent. The structure of reading for Advent remains the same throughout the different cycles. In the first week we focus on the second coming, the second and third week present us with the figure of John the Baptist, and the fourth week will zoom into the story of the Incarnation and the coming birth of Christ.
Being the second week, today we are introduced to the figure of St. John the Baptist. Traditionally, St. John is a very important figure in the history of salvation. In fact, there is no other saint other than the Blessed Mother who is celebrated more than John the Baptist. Throughout the history of liturgical and sacred art there are many paintings and icons with John present.
All of this is so because John plays an important role in the history of salvation. St. John the Baptist is known as the forerunner of the messiah. The one that, as we hear in the Gospel, was sent to “prepare the way of the Lord.” John the Baptist is the voice, and Christ is the Word. In another Gospel, Jesus will tell his disciples that John the Baptist was the promised and awaited return of Elijah that was to announce the coming of the messiah.
John the Baptist today is for us, as the first reading says, the “herald of glad tidings … the herald of good news,” which announces, “Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord God.” The Lord is coming and he is near. The prophet admonishes us to prepare the way. Brothers and sisters, let us prepare a way for the Lord; let us prepare room for him to come and dwell in us. John the Baptist preached repentance and forgiveness of sins. This season of Advent is an opportune time to go to the sacrament of penance so that we may empty ourselves of sins and make room for Christ to become flesh in us.
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Religious Education Program
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