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December 2017

Dec 29

December 31, 2017. Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

News and Notes:  Don’t forget that the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, occurs this Monday, January 1 and is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.  Nonetheless, get your 2018 off to a good spiritual start by joining us for the 9AM Mass at OLA. Fr. Tony and I and all the members of our Pastoral Team and staff wish all...
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Dec 22

December 24, 2017. Fourth Sunday of Advent.

News and Notes:  Thanks to Fr. Tony, Kathy Lucey, JJ Kenney, Dan Whelan and all those who have helped to decorate our churches for the upcoming Christmas Season.  Our gratitude also goes out to Jayson Cote, Gina Kolenda, our choirs and cantors for their work to enhance our Advent and Christmas liturgies with beautiful music. ...
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Dec 15

December 17, 2017. Third Sunday of Advent.

News and Notes:  A priest will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Monday evening, December 18 between 6:30 and 7:30PM in the Reconciliation Room of both parishes.  Come and experience the grace of the Lord’s forgiveness…a great way to prepare spiritually for the feast of Christ’s birth....
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Dec 8

December 10, 2017. Second Sunday of Advent.

News and Notes:  Now that the Increased Offertory Appeal brochures have been mailed out, stewardship homilies have been delivered in both parishes, and Commitment Weekend has taken place, we ask that parishioners at SMG and OLA who have not yet returned their completed Commitment Form do so as soon as possible.  You can either place...
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Dec 1

December 3, 2017. First Sunday of Advent.

News and Notes:  “What return shall we make to the Lord for all the good he has done for us?” (Psalm 116) Once again, I encourage all SMG and OLA parishioners to participate in the current Offertory Pledge Campaign by joining me in increasing their Offertory commitment as much as they can.  If you have not done so...
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