Advent begins a new liturgical year. Each year Holy Church presents the history
of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the
return of the Lord. Each year we ourselves are a little different. The
unchanging mysteries touch us in a fresh way. Through His Church, Christ, the
true content of our prayers, the true Actor in the liturgy, shapes us so that we
in turn can shape the world around us.
Advent Penance Service
The Joint Penance Service for St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will be on Monday, December 16th, beginning at 7:00pm, and will be at St. Andrew.
The Blessing of the Christmas Tree
we come with joy to celebrate the birth of your Son,
who rescued us from the darkness of sin
by making the cross a tree of life and light.
May this tree, arrayed in splendor,
remind us of the life-giving cross of Christ,
that we may always rejoice in the new
life that shines in our hearts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lessons and Carols
An Advent service of scripture, prayer and music on Sunday, December 22nd, at 7:00pm in the church ~ last about an hour ~ come pray and sing with us.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve ~ 5:00pm / 7:30pm / 12:00 midnight (Christmas Carols begin at 11:30pm)
Christmas Day ~ 9:00am and 11:30am
Mary, Mother of God Feast Day ~ A holy day of obligation
Vigil Mass on December 31st at 5:00pm, and on January 1st, Mass times at 9:00am and 11:30am
Upcoming VIRTUS Training Dates:
Thursday, December 12th, at 2:00pm in the Church Hall of St. Andrew
Sunday, January 12th, at 7:00pm in the Church Hall of St. Andrew
Tuesday, February 4th, at 2:00pm in the Wenzel Room at Seton
Register online at www.virtus.org.
Please take a minute and offer a prayer (Our Father and Hail Mary) for vocations. Please pray that a man or woman from SEAS would accept the invitation to follow Christ as a diocesan priest or religious sister or nun. And pray for parishioner Matt Spotts who continues his formation to become a Jesuit priest.