4th Sunday of Advent AND Christmas!
At Mass this weekend:
Remember that this Sunday is both the fourth Sunday of Advent and also Christmas Eve. So there are
* Masses on the Saturday Vigil and Sunday morning are for the
Fourth Sunday of Advent
* Sunday evening Masses and Monday morning are for the
Christmas Holy Day
Click here for the schedule on our parish website!
The St. John of the Cross Chapel remains open for Adoration all through Christmas, with the normal Exposition schedule. Thank you to our many Adorers - pray for us!
Help Needed: Christmas decoration & Handing-out bulletin at Masses
Please, we are needing help this Christmas season and these are things the family can do together. We are decorating for Christmas (Church and the Great Hall) on Saturday morning, Dec. 23, beginning at 9:00 AM. We also need help handing-out the parish gift book at the 4th Sunday of Advent Masses and the bulletin before and after the Christmas Masses.
If you and yours are able, please click here to get more info and sign-up. Thank you!
Parish Office Closed next week
The Parish Office is closed from Christmas through New Years. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
SEED Gift Cards
We have SEED Gift Cards at the Parish Office all this week! We have $10 gift cards that are great for stocking stuffers and teacher gifts: Papa Murphy, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc. We take cash or check for these.
Fr. Rito's Homilies on the parish website
Bulletins 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.
Ethics & Integrity in Ministry Training Class:
At Emmaus in English on Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 AM in the Great Hall. In Spanish at 1:00 PM.
Please begin here to register for this class.
The nursery will be available with free babysitting for both English and Spanish classes. Please call the Parish Office by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9 to sign-up for the Nursery.
This class is required every three years for anyone volunteering at Emmaus!
And the Funnies (hopefully):
A Christmas Boem
The Bed & Breakfast was booked,
but the barn was bare.
The bride and her beau abided there.
Both bedded down between bales and bovines,
The betrothed bravely awaited the begetting time.
Briefly, then befell that beautiful bride,
The bounties and blessings of a beautiful child.
A blinding, brilliant, bright bolt from the blue!
The blare of bugles,
the blast of a multitude!
A bundle of beings from heaven’s blue sky,
Blurted a ballad of bidding to shepherds beguiled:
“Believe us or bust, in Bethlehem this eve,
A boy is born, a blessing received!
We beseech you bade ‘bye to the business of sheep,
And beyond in the burg bow to a baby asleep!
In a barn betake the beauteous pair,
The belle in blue and the baby she bares.”
Boggling their brows the shepherds beheld in the sky,
A buoy, a beacon, a bedazzling guide.
The baffled band then buttoned their boots.
“To Bethlehem!” they bellowed, the star in pursuit!
On the Bethlehem bypass with bounties to bring,
Three bejeweled, bodacious, boisterous kings.
Above, their beacon ablaze boasting the birth,
Below, they on camels’ bumps bawling,
Brought to bequeath him three gifts that day,
In the barn on bended knee they bowed to that babe.
And the bashful beau beamed at his bride and his son.
These blessing a Christmas could not be out done.
The humble beginnings of this one baby boy,
I beg bring you bliss and much Christmas joy!
Sent by Beverly Aviles on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:37PM