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Gaudete Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent December 11, 2016

Reading 1 – Is 35:1-6a, 10 The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to them, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will …

Mass Intentions: December 10 – 16, 2016

Sat Dec 10 4:00 PM Phil Stout + Sun Dec 11 9:30 AM Dr. Clint Hathaway + 11:30 AM Emidia Lauro + Mon Dec 12 11:40 AM Sister Adria Vijas, C.F.S.N. + 12:15 PM Intentions of Nell Wiggins Tue Dec 13 11:40 AM Intentions of Filmon Birkti 12:15 …

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted the tree of paradise and the Christmas light or candle that symbolized Christ, the Light of the world. According to custom, the Christmas tree is set up just …

Second Sunday of Advent: December 4, 2016

Reading 1 – Is 11:1-10 On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, …

Mass Intentions: December 3-9, 2016

Sat Dec 3 4:00 PM Dr. Anna Yu + Sun Dec 4 9:30 AM Maggie Ruibal + 11:30 AM Intentions of Kathleen Foy and Family Mon Dec 5 11:40 AM Alemma Joseph + 12:15 PM Mark Arvin + Tue Dec 6 11:40 AM Diane Hubert + 12:15 PM …