“The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with Joy.” (Ps. 126)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we enter this month of December, we are filled with joy for the many blessings that God has showered upon us. Liturgically we celebrate these blessings. Below is the Mass schedule for these beautiful mysteries where we encounter the great things God has done for us.

Wednesday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the paternal feast day of the United States and a holy day of obligation.

    December 7, 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. James
    December 8, 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Clement
            5:15 p.m. Mass at St. Clement

Mass for the day of Friday, December 24 will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. at St. James.

Christmas Masses at St. Clement:
    December 24, Christmas Vigil at 4:00 p.m, 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 Midnight
    December 25, Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.

Masses for Sunday, December 26, the Solemnity of the Holy Family, will follow the normal Sunday Mass schedule, and there will be no vigil Masses.

This year the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God (Saturday, January 1) is not a holy day of obligation, and the normal weekend Mass schedule will be celebrated.

God’s blessings during this great time of spiritual Joy.

Fr. Workman