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Hospitality Su...

Hospitality Sunday

  • Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Description: Our Sisters in Faith Ministry will be hosting a Hospitality Sunday following all Masses on December 1st in the parish hall. All are welcome to come together for conversation and fellowship. Attending our hospitality gathering is a great way to get to know new comers and longtime members that will make us feel more a part of our community. Light refreshments will be available for all to enjoy.

Special Intent...

Special Intention Mass

  • Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Description: One of the more demanding professions and ministries is the Mental Health Care Field. Often resources and man/woman power is limited given the excessive demands and excessive varieties of Mental Health related issues. The men and women in the field not only exhaust themselves mentally, but also spiritually, since we are more than just our minds. These health care professionals devote so much of themselves to serving, helping and healing others. Please join us Sunday, December 1st at our 10:30 AM Mass when we will recognize and honor these incredibly dedicated people serving on the front-lines and in the trenches of Mental Health Care and Awareness. They are in need of our prayers and the continued gifts of fortitude, wisdom, counsel, and understanding provided directly by way of the Holy Spirit.

Advent Sunday...

Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

  • Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.
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Canceled Our L...

Canceled Our Lady of Guadalupe Presentation

  • Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Blessing and L...

Blessing and Lighting of the Crèche

  • Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Time: 4:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Description: Please come share in the spectacular blessing and lighting of the crèche led by our Knights of Columbus and Fr. Cipriani on Tuesday, December 3rd at 4:45 AND 7:45 PM. All are welcome!
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Evening Bible...

Evening Bible study

  • Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Description: The Evening Bible Study program will begin a study course,
    “Letters from Prison”, starting on Thursday, October 3 at
    7:00 pm in the Parish Center. The cost of materials is
    $16 per person. In these letters of encouragement, correction, and instruction written from prison, Paul lovingly inspires and challenges us to greater discipleship. In Philippians, Paul calls on the community to rejoice even when difficulties and struggles abound in life. Paul offers Jesus himself as the prime model to follow in his humility and obedience. Colossians and Ephesians have a number of striking
    similarities, including the depiction of the Church as the body
    of Christ with Christ as the head. Colossians, however, contains a great hymn of praise to Christ as the image of the
    invisible God, while Ephesians describes the Church as the
    spotless bride of Christ.
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Adoration of t...

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Description: Will take place on First Friday, December 6th, following
    the 7:30 AM Mass and will conclude on First Saturday,
    December 7th, prior to the 7:30 AM Mass. Due to Masses
    on Friday at 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 5:30
    PM the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed
    from 8:45 to 10:00 AM, 12:00 to 12:45 PM
    and 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM. Come and spend
    an hour with Jesus.

First Friday M...

First Friday Mass and Devotion

  • Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Description: Our third First Friday Mass and Devotion will be held on
    December 6th at 12:10 PM. Confession will also be
    available as well, prior to Mass beginning at 11:30 AM. .
    New pamphlets on First Friday/First Saturday Devotions
    are available in the rack in the church vestibule.
    These pamphlets provide history, prayers, and devotions.
    Please take home a copy to use and attend our First Friday
    Masses at 12:10 PM (Oct.-June) and First Saturday
    Masses at 7:30 AM.
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Children’s C...

Children’s Christmas Pageant

  • Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Description: We are pleased to present our very first Christmas Pageant. The presentation will take place on Saturday, December 7th in Church at 1:30 PM. The cast and chorus includes children from ages 4-12. Please join us to see this precious Christmas Pageant.

Saturday Vigil...

Saturday Vigil Mass

  • Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Advent Sunday...

Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

  • Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.
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Solemnity of t...

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

  • Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Description: Since, December 8th falls on a Sunday during
    Advent, the celebration of the Solemnity of The
    Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
    Mary transfers to Monday, December 9th. It is not
    a Holy Day of Obligation. However, to honor
    Mary, the Mother of God, and celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Feast Day, a Mass
    has been added at 12:10 PM on Monday, December 9.

Evening Mass a...

Evening Mass and Reconciliation on 12/9 & 12/10

  • Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: Please note, due to the set up time required in church for
    our Advent Mission on December 9 and 10 there will be NO
    5:30 PM evening Mass offered those days and NO Center
    of Mercy Reconciliation on Tuesday.

Parish Advent...

Parish Advent Mission

  • Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Description: We are extremely pleased to announce that
    Frank Runyeon will again be conducting our Advent
    Mission in church. On Monday, December
    9th at 7 PM, Mr. Runyeon will present Sermon
    on the Mount. Come and hear Jesus proclaim the
    joy of the Beatitudes. This is followed up on December
    10th at 7 PM with Hollywood vs. Faith
    where Mr. Runeyon takes a humorous but also deeply
    challenging look at the struggle to live a life of real joy in
    the middle of media-centered culture. Mark your calendars
    and be sure to attend these two faith inspired and uplifting
    evenings. A free will offering will be taken.
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Evening Mass a...

Evening Mass and Reconciliation on 12/9 & 12/10

  • Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: Please note, due to the set up time required in church for
    our Advent Mission on December 9 and 10 there will be NO
    5:30 PM evening Mass offered those days and NO Center
    of Mercy Reconciliation on Tuesday.
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Our Lady of Gu...

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

  • Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: Please join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady
    of Guadalupe on Thursday, December 12 at our 5:30 PM
    Mass. There is no better way to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe’s
    message of love and compassion, and her universal
    promise of help and protect all mankind. Following Mass,
    all our welcome for Mexican food in our parish hall.

Evening Bible...

Evening Bible study

  • Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Description: The Evening Bible Study program will begin a study course,
    “Letters from Prison”, starting on Thursday, October 3 at
    7:00 pm in the Parish Center. The cost of materials is
    $16 per person. In these letters of encouragement, correction, and instruction written from prison, Paul lovingly inspires and challenges us to greater discipleship. In Philippians, Paul calls on the community to rejoice even when difficulties and struggles abound in life. Paul offers Jesus himself as the prime model to follow in his humility and obedience. Colossians and Ephesians have a number of striking
    similarities, including the depiction of the Church as the body
    of Christ with Christ as the head. Colossians, however, contains a great hymn of praise to Christ as the image of the
    invisible God, while Ephesians describes the Church as the
    spotless bride of Christ.
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Great Family S...

Great Family Service Opportunity

  • Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Description: Please bring your kids and join us for a morning of fun and
    raking at the Saint Margaret's Shrine in Bridgeport on Saturday,
    December 14th at 9:00 AM. Please bring rakes,
    bags, tarps, leaf blowers, gloves and anything else you can
    think of to assist in this Family Service Project. For more
    information please email or call the Rectory.

Sandy Hook 7th...

Sandy Hook 7th Anniversary

  • Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Description: You, your family and friends are invited to attend this special
    Mass on Saturday, December 14 at 4:00 PM to pray,
    honor and pay tribute to the 20 heavenly angels, their 6
    loving protectors who lost their lives on December 14,
    2014, and their faithful and devoted families. Father Peter
    Cipriani is honored to be your celebrant for this most reflective
    and compassionate Mass.

Saturday Vigil...

Saturday Vigil Mass

  • Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Lessons and Ca...

Lessons and Carols

  • Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Description: Come gather as a parish family on Sunday, December
    15th at 2:00 PM for our Sixth Annual Lessons and Carols.
    This unique service of scripture and music is presented
    by your music ministry, featuring our parish choirs
    and special guests. First established in 1918 at Kings College,
    Cambridge England, the Lessons and Prayers have
    remained virtually unchanged. Reflect on the message of
    the Angels in heart and mind, scripture and song. This is
    the story of salvation history culminating with the Incarnation.
    What better way to prepare for the birth of our Lord
    and Savior!

Advent Sunday...

Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

  • Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.
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Saturday Vigil...

Saturday Vigil Mass

  • Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Advent Sunday...

Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

  • Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Description: In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.
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Saturday Vigil...

Saturday Vigil Mass

  • Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday Dec 1, 2019

  • Hospitality Sunday

    Sunday Dec 1, 2019 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Our Sisters in Faith Ministry will be hosting a Hospitality Sunday following all Masses on December 1st in the parish hall. All are welcome to come together for conversation and fellowship. Attending our hospitality gathering is a great way to get to know new comers and longtime members that will make us feel more a part of our community. Light refreshments will be available for all to enjoy.

  • Special Intention Mass

    Sunday Dec 1, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    One of the more demanding professions and ministries is the Mental Health Care Field. Often resources and man/woman power is limited given the excessive demands and excessive varieties of Mental Health related issues. The men and women in the field not only exhaust themselves mentally, but also spiritually, since we are more than just our minds. These health care professionals devote so much of themselves to serving, helping and healing others. Please join us Sunday, December 1st at our 10:30 AM Mass when we will recognize and honor these incredibly dedicated people serving on the front-lines and in the trenches of Mental Health Care and Awareness. They are in need of our prayers and the continued gifts of fortitude, wisdom, counsel, and understanding provided directly by way of the Holy Spirit.

  • Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

    Sunday Dec 1, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.

Monday Dec 2, 2019

  • Canceled Our Lady of Guadalupe Presentation

    Monday Dec 2, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday Dec 3, 2019

  • Blessing and Lighting of the Crèche

    Tuesday Dec 3, 2019 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM

    Please come share in the spectacular blessing and lighting of the crèche led by our Knights of Columbus and Fr. Cipriani on Tuesday, December 3rd at 4:45 AND 7:45 PM. All are welcome!

Thursday Dec 5, 2019

  • Evening Bible study

    Thursday Dec 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Evening Bible Study program will begin a study course,
    “Letters from Prison”, starting on Thursday, October 3 at
    7:00 pm in the Parish Center. The cost of materials is
    $16 per person. In these letters of encouragement, correction, and instruction written from prison, Paul lovingly inspires and challenges us to greater discipleship. In Philippians, Paul calls on the community to rejoice even when difficulties and struggles abound in life. Paul offers Jesus himself as the prime model to follow in his humility and obedience. Colossians and Ephesians have a number of striking
    similarities, including the depiction of the Church as the body
    of Christ with Christ as the head. Colossians, however, contains a great hymn of praise to Christ as the image of the
    invisible God, while Ephesians describes the Church as the
    spotless bride of Christ.

Friday Dec 6, 2019

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Friday Dec 6, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    Will take place on First Friday, December 6th, following
    the 7:30 AM Mass and will conclude on First Saturday,
    December 7th, prior to the 7:30 AM Mass. Due to Masses
    on Friday at 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 5:30
    PM the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed
    from 8:45 to 10:00 AM, 12:00 to 12:45 PM
    and 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM. Come and spend
    an hour with Jesus.

  • First Friday Mass and Devotion

    Friday Dec 6, 2019 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

    Our third First Friday Mass and Devotion will be held on
    December 6th at 12:10 PM. Confession will also be
    available as well, prior to Mass beginning at 11:30 AM. .
    New pamphlets on First Friday/First Saturday Devotions
    are available in the rack in the church vestibule.
    These pamphlets provide history, prayers, and devotions.
    Please take home a copy to use and attend our First Friday
    Masses at 12:10 PM (Oct.-June) and First Saturday
    Masses at 7:30 AM.

Saturday Dec 7, 2019

  • Children’s Christmas Pageant

    Saturday Dec 7, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    We are pleased to present our very first Christmas Pageant. The presentation will take place on Saturday, December 7th in Church at 1:30 PM. The cast and chorus includes children from ages 4-12. Please join us to see this precious Christmas Pageant.

  • Saturday Vigil Mass

    Saturday Dec 7, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday Dec 8, 2019

  • Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

    Sunday Dec 8, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.

Monday Dec 9, 2019

  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    Monday Dec 9, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Since, December 8th falls on a Sunday during
    Advent, the celebration of the Solemnity of The
    Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
    Mary transfers to Monday, December 9th. It is not
    a Holy Day of Obligation. However, to honor
    Mary, the Mother of God, and celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Feast Day, a Mass
    has been added at 12:10 PM on Monday, December 9.

  • Evening Mass and Reconciliation on 12/9 & 12/10

    Monday Dec 9, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Please note, due to the set up time required in church for
    our Advent Mission on December 9 and 10 there will be NO
    5:30 PM evening Mass offered those days and NO Center
    of Mercy Reconciliation on Tuesday.

  • Parish Advent Mission

    Monday Dec 9, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    We are extremely pleased to announce that
    Frank Runyeon will again be conducting our Advent
    Mission in church. On Monday, December
    9th at 7 PM, Mr. Runyeon will present Sermon
    on the Mount. Come and hear Jesus proclaim the
    joy of the Beatitudes. This is followed up on December
    10th at 7 PM with Hollywood vs. Faith
    where Mr. Runeyon takes a humorous but also deeply
    challenging look at the struggle to live a life of real joy in
    the middle of media-centered culture. Mark your calendars
    and be sure to attend these two faith inspired and uplifting
    evenings. A free will offering will be taken.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019

  • Evening Mass and Reconciliation on 12/9 & 12/10

    Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Please note, due to the set up time required in church for
    our Advent Mission on December 9 and 10 there will be NO
    5:30 PM evening Mass offered those days and NO Center
    of Mercy Reconciliation on Tuesday.

Thursday Dec 12, 2019

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

    Thursday Dec 12, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Please join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady
    of Guadalupe on Thursday, December 12 at our 5:30 PM
    Mass. There is no better way to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe’s
    message of love and compassion, and her universal
    promise of help and protect all mankind. Following Mass,
    all our welcome for Mexican food in our parish hall.

  • Evening Bible study

    Thursday Dec 12, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Evening Bible Study program will begin a study course,
    “Letters from Prison”, starting on Thursday, October 3 at
    7:00 pm in the Parish Center. The cost of materials is
    $16 per person. In these letters of encouragement, correction, and instruction written from prison, Paul lovingly inspires and challenges us to greater discipleship. In Philippians, Paul calls on the community to rejoice even when difficulties and struggles abound in life. Paul offers Jesus himself as the prime model to follow in his humility and obedience. Colossians and Ephesians have a number of striking
    similarities, including the depiction of the Church as the body
    of Christ with Christ as the head. Colossians, however, contains a great hymn of praise to Christ as the image of the
    invisible God, while Ephesians describes the Church as the
    spotless bride of Christ.

Saturday Dec 14, 2019

  • Great Family Service Opportunity

    Saturday Dec 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Please bring your kids and join us for a morning of fun and
    raking at the Saint Margaret's Shrine in Bridgeport on Saturday,
    December 14th at 9:00 AM. Please bring rakes,
    bags, tarps, leaf blowers, gloves and anything else you can
    think of to assist in this Family Service Project. For more
    information please email or call the Rectory.

  • Sandy Hook 7th Anniversary

    Saturday Dec 14, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    You, your family and friends are invited to attend this special
    Mass on Saturday, December 14 at 4:00 PM to pray,
    honor and pay tribute to the 20 heavenly angels, their 6
    loving protectors who lost their lives on December 14,
    2014, and their faithful and devoted families. Father Peter
    Cipriani is honored to be your celebrant for this most reflective
    and compassionate Mass.

  • Saturday Vigil Mass

    Saturday Dec 14, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday Dec 15, 2019

  • Lessons and Carols

    Sunday Dec 15, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Come gather as a parish family on Sunday, December
    15th at 2:00 PM for our Sixth Annual Lessons and Carols.
    This unique service of scripture and music is presented
    by your music ministry, featuring our parish choirs
    and special guests. First established in 1918 at Kings College,
    Cambridge England, the Lessons and Prayers have
    remained virtually unchanged. Reflect on the message of
    the Angels in heart and mind, scripture and song. This is
    the story of salvation history culminating with the Incarnation.
    What better way to prepare for the birth of our Lord
    and Savior!

  • Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

    Sunday Dec 15, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.

Saturday Dec 21, 2019

  • Saturday Vigil Mass

    Saturday Dec 21, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday Dec 22, 2019

  • Advent Sunday Evening Masses Added

    Sunday Dec 22, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    In order to accommodate the busy schedules families are
    confronted with during the weekends and in hopes of assisting them in satisfying the Sunday Mass obligation, once
    again we will add a 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday during the
    season of Advent (December 1 - December 22). This
    Mass will be simple and time-efficient. It is understood that
    families are busy and exhausted, however, Mass will provide more peace, strength, and energy, which is the best
    remedy. Please spread the word about this added Mass.
    Let's get the Church packed again with Catholic Families.

Saturday Dec 28, 2019

  • Saturday Vigil Mass

    Saturday Dec 28, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM