Pastor’s Corner, December 16, 2018

 

 

 

Additional Bell Ringing during Eucharistic Prayer: Beginning in Advent, the servers will ring the bells at the Epiclesis. The Epiclesis is the invocation of the Holy Spirit over the gifts of bread and wine before the consecration. This happens, when Father extends his hands over the gifts. Having the bells ring at this time calls our attention to this moment and prepares us for the great miracle soon to take place before our eyes.

 

Eucharistic Adoration:   An excellent way to prepare for Christmas is to make a good confession and spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays from 3pm-5pm. During Eucharistic Adoration, I hear confessions from about 3:15pm-3:45pm.

 

 

Christmas Masses: Please make sure you see the Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule on the enclosed insert in the Laurentian or below!

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018 schedule:

3:00pm-Mass

5:00pm- Mass with Adult Choir

Closing Hymn: The Hallelujah Chorus

Christmas Carols/Music at 11:30pm

followed by Midnight Mass with

Student Choir

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 schedule:

9:00am-Mass

11:00am-Mass

No 7:00pm Mass

NEW YEARS DAY 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018 schedule:

4:30pm-Mass

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 schedule:

9:00am Mass

11:00am- Mass

No 7:00pm Mass