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December 2016

Dec 30

January 1, 2017. The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

News and Notes:  Join us for the annual Epiphany Pageant in both parishes next Sunday, January 8 following the 9AM Mass at OLA and the 10AM Mass at SMG.  Here is prayer of blessing as we begin 2017: May God, the source and origin of all blessing, grant you grace, pour out his blessing in abundance, and keep you safe from harm...
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Dec 23

December 25, 2016. The Nativity of the Lord

News and Notes:  Next Sunday, January 1, we will celebrate the Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord, which is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.  We will follow the usual Saturday and Sunday Mass schedule, except there will be no 5PM Mass on New Year’s Day. All are welcome to our annual Epiphany Play/Pageant in...
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Dec 16

December 18, 2016. Fourth Sunday of Advent

News and Notes: All are welcome this Sunday morning December 18 to the Priests’ Residence at St. Maria Goretti Parish for a pre-Christmas gathering following the 10 o’clock Mass at SMG. If you have not yet celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent, Monday evening December 19 is your opportunity.  Fr. Tony and I will...
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Dec 9

December 11, 2016. Third Sunday of Advent

News and Notes:  In this Advent season of waiting for the birthday of our Savior, and anticipating his final coming to judge the living and the dead, the words of Isaiah the prophet, which were echoed by John the Baptist, come alive: “prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”   If you have not gone to...
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Dec 2

December 4, 2016. Second Sunday of Advent

News and Notes: Our young families are invited to join us for Breakfast with Santa (or better: St. Nicholas) this coming Saturday, December 10 from 10AM-12Noon at St. Maria Goretti Church Hall.  Later that day, OLA School Children will be singing at the 4PM Mass at Our Lady’s Church.  The School Christmas Concert will follow at...
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