Dec 8 is a Holy Day and more...
Choirs are forming now for our Christmas celebrations! Please email Music Director, John Guarino at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know which Mass you will be attending.
This is a great time for new singers and temporary signers to join! You are needed!
Children's Choir (grades 2nd - 8th)
is singing at the 4:00 PM Children's Mass, Sunday, December 24, children's pageant is right before this Mass begins.
Youth & Adult Choir (grade 7 - adult)
is singing at the 4:15 PM "Overflow" Mass in the Great Hall.
Youth Band and Contemporary Choir
(grade 7 - college aged) are singing at the 6:00 PM Mass on Sunday, December. 24.
Youth & Adult Choir
(grade 7 - adult) is singing at the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
Full schedules, with rehearsal times and particulars, can be found on the parish website -
NEEDED: Computers for Parish Office
Please, our Parish Office has several,
old computers that need to be replace. If you are upgrading at home or work, please consider donating your old PC to the Parish Office. Less than three years old, please. PC, not Mac.
Necessities Sock - donations needed
We are seeking donations for a Faith Formation service project for the homeless.
Please help by donating Trial / Travel Size:
Toothbrush & Paste
Tube Socks (Mens)
Place items in either Christmas Box, in the Narthex or PLC Lobby, by Friday, December 15.
is a nine day novena prayer tradition before Christmas, to commemorate Mary and Joseph's difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place for the Christ Child to be born. All are invited to Posadas, hosted on nine evenings at nine different locations. All these evenings begin at 7:00 PM except Dec 21, 23 & 24.
Click here for schedule and locations.
At Mass this weekend:
after vigil Mass
- Holiday Nuts and Poinsettias
- Pick-up your Advent Wreath Kit
(and add greenery ^_^ )
- Family Mass
at 10:30AM & 12:15PM
- Coffee & Donuts
- Learn about our new Giving Kiosk (by SEED card table)
- Advent Giving Tree
Advent Wreath & Prayer Kit,
$25 each, includes:
-Advent wreath/star with baby Jesus.
-Five taper candles in Advent colors
-Four flameless votives in Advent colors for children to use
-Advent prayer booklet
Only 75 available!
Please order & pay online and pick-up at Mass this weekend - click here.
In addition, there are packages of the the tapers and a prayer booklet for $5, cash only at Mass until gone.
And the Funnies:
A little boy spotted a priest and asked him,
"Why do you dress so funny?"
"This is the uniform I wear when I work," the priest said patiently.
The boy considered that and asked, "Do you have a boo-boo?"
The priest was puzzled for a moment, but he figured out that the boy was looking at his Roman collar. The priest pulled out the white plastic insert and showed it to the child, telling him that it was also part of his uniform.
On the back side of the collar there was some writing: "Wash with warm soapy water."
The priest showed this to the little boy and then asked him, "Do you know what these words say?"
The little boy, obviously too young to read, said, "I sure do." The priest was surprised but said, "Okay then, tell me what they say."
"Kills fleas and ticks for up to six months," the boy replied.
A little girl walked to and from school daily.
One day, though the weather that morning was okay, by afternoon the winds had whipped up, bringing thunder and lightning. Soon, the thunder was roaring and the lightning flashed like a flaming sword, cutting through the sky.
The little girl's mother was worried and got in her car and drove along the route to her child's school.
As she did, she saw her little girl walking along the sidewalk. At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.
The mother pulled up next to her daughter, opened the door and asked, "What are you doing, honey?"
The child answered, "God keeps taking pictures of me. Do you think he wants me to smile?"
Sent by Beverly Aviles on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:54AM