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Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 21, 2014

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16
When King David was settled in his palace,
and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,
he said to Nathan the prophet,
“Here I am living in a house of cedar,
while the ark of God dwells …

Mass Intentions 20-26 December 2014

In your charity, please pray for:
Sat Dec 20 4:00 PM Intentions of Tom Stanzel
Sun Dec 21 9:30 AM Felix O’Hare +
11:30 AM Lisa Schraeder +
Mon Dec 22 11:40 AM Mary Oles +
12:15 PM Armando Ochoa +
Tues Dec 23 11:40 AM Wayne Saunders +
12:15 PM Beth …

Have you been to Confession during this Advent?

Take time to do so today and enjoy Christmas with a clean heart and a peaceful soul, courtesy of God’s boundless mercy.
Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: The Examination of Conscience
by Rev. Timothy D. Hedrick
Archdiocese of New Orleans
Whenever a schoolteacher announces that …

Guadete “Rejoicing” Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent

AS you can see from the priest’s chasuble, the altar cloth, and the Advent candle, the color of the Third and middle Sunday of Advent, also known as “Guadete” or “Rejoicing” Sunday, has now changed from royal purple to rose.
Guadete Sunday takes its name from …

Third Sunday of Advent – December 14, 2014

1st Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to the prisoners,

Mass Intentions 13-19 December 2014

In your charity, please pray for
Sat Dec 13 4:00 PM Phil Stout +
Sun Dec 14 9:30 AM Intentions of Isabelle Ornelas
11:30 AM Gene and Rita Cronin +
Mon Dec 15 11:40 AM Intentions of Cynthia Lawrence
12:15 PM Intentions of Bill Winne
Tue Dec 16 11:40 AM …

Second Sunday of Advent – December 7, 2014

1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Comfort, give comfort to my people,
says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her
that her service is at an end,
her guilt is expiated;
indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD
double for al…

Mass Intentions 6-12 December 2014

In your charity please pray for:
Sat Dec 6 4:00 PM Intentions of Willard Schultz
Sun Dec 7 9:30 AM Mary Kelly + and In Thanksgiving for the prayers and support of the
St. Jude Congregation for Olive Salinas
11:30 AM Yolanda Beltran +
Mon Dec 8 HOLY DAY…

Before Sending Christmas Cards

MAILING our Christmas cards and gifts can be small but significant ways to bring to an end the isolation from those we once held dear but with whom we have now become distanced.
Or, they can be ways of making new friends by “breaking the ice” …

Saint Mark’s Gospel

TODAY we begin our year long Sunday-by-Sunday hearing of the Gospel traditionally assigned to John Mark, in whose mother’s house in Jerusalem Christians were said to have assembled and where Saint Peter is said to have returned on his release from prison.
Mark’s symbol is the …

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