Weekly Parish News
Advent & Christmas Schedule, Fr. Voelker's study class on Tuesday, Bishop Visit next week, Dec. 20th Christmas Concert
"Apocalypsis lesu Christi" Rev 1:1
Bible (Scripture) study on the Book of Revelation with Fr. Nicholas Voelker, Pastor of St. Mary's.
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
December 5th, 12th & 19th in the Parish Center
Please bring a pen, paper, and the New American Bible or The Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Bishop Kemme visit for Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday Vigil Dec. 7 - 5:30pm
Friday Dec. 8 - 7:00am & 5:30pm*
*Bishop Kemme will celebrate the 5:30pm Mass on the Immaculate Conception in honor of our new church renovations! Join the combined Adult & Children’s choir in welcoming our beloved Bishop back to St. Mary
Holy Hours of Mercy & Penance Service
Penance Service Dec. 10th*
7:00pm @ St. Mary
Holy Hours of Mercy, 7-9pm
Adoration, Confession & Spiritual Direction
Sunday, Dec. 3rd
Thursday and Friday Dec. 21st & 22nd*
* - These dates (10th & 22nd) will be accompanied by live music in a soft, contemplative, prayerful and uplifting style with periods of silence. The 3rd & 21st will use recorded music.
Regarding Mass Obligation for 4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas
As practicing Catholics we acknowledge as one of the precepts of the Church the Obligation to participate in the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (CCC 2180 and CIC Canon 1247) - two major solemnities such as the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas merit two distinct religious obligations to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Thus, with regard to this coming 4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas (December 24th and 25th respectively),
two Masses would be required to fulfill our respective obligation
One celebration on Christmas Eve does not fulfill both obligations.
There are several options for how to fulfill your Sunday Mass and Christmas Mass obligations this year:
1) Go to a Saturday evening Mass (Sunday obligation) and a Sunday evening Mass (Christmas obligation)
2) Go to a Saturday evening Mass (Sunday obligation) and a Monday Mass (Christmas obligation)
3) Go to a Sunday Mass (Sunday obligation) and a Sunday evening Mass (Christmas obligation)
4) Go to a Sunday Mass (Sunday obligation) and a Monday Mass (Christmas obligation)
Note: The faithful have a right to ask for a dispensation from their pastors who may grant it on an individual basis for a just cause. (Canon 1245)
4th Sunday of Advent Masses
Dec. 23rd -
Dec. 24th -
*There will NOT be a 10:30 Mass, this is because priests are not allowed to celebrate Mass more than 3 times a day. Please plan accordingly.
Dec. 24th -
Dec. 25th -
Parishioner in need of a ride for Mass
Ron Hargett, due to a health limitation, is not able to drive anymore but would like to still attend the 8:30 Mass. Please give him a call at 316-283-8038 if you are able to assist him in a ride to and from his home for Mass. Thank you for your consideration.
Sent by Rob Tierney on Saturday, December 2 at 11:51AM