Father will be blessing water for Epiphany this Friday, Jan. 5th @ 5:30pm.
You may attend the blessing and you may bring your large bottles of water to be blessed (please nothing smaller than a quart size).
Please place your containers of water inside the altar rail and remove them before the 8pm Mass.
Epiphany water will also be available in the vestibule, until it runs out.
All are invited to the January First Friday all-night adoration vigil of the Two Hearts, January 5–6.
In keeping with the tradition begun by the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery in Dallas, the purpose of this vigil is to beg God’s mercy and Our Lady’s intercession for America.
Please sign up for Eucharistic Adoration on the adoration sign-up calendar to help ensure that we have adequate attendance for Our Lord at all hours of the vigil.
Here is a link to the sign-up calendar:
The schedule of parish activities, beginning on the evening of January 5, is as follows:
6:30 pm: Sacred Heart Devotions
6:45 pm: Exposition
7:45 pm: Repose of the Blessed Sacrament
8:00 pm: Mass
9:00 pm – 8:00 am: Exposition and All-Night Adoration
7:30 am: Confessions
7:45 am: Benediction
8:00 am: Mass
December 27 ~ The Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist
There will be the blessing of wine after both the the 6:30am and 7:00pm Masses. Please bring your wine and it keep it in the pews with you or stack it along the back wall, by the baptistry.
According to legend, St. John the Apostle was served poisoned wine, but survived because he blessed the wine before he put it to his lips; the poison rose from the chalice in the shape of a serpent. In his happy memory, Catholics bring wine to church, which the priest blesses, turning it into a sacramental called the “Love of St. John.” Catholics use this sacramental wine for special occasions throughout the year and to give to the sick.
We will be accepting donations for families in need at this time of year. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please mark your donation “Christmas relief.” You can leave your donation in the regular Sunday collection, mail it in, drop it in the office mail slot, etc. Please have donations in by December 17th. If you need help, or you know a family who could use the help, please contact the parish office firstname.lastname@example.org