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ADVENT — Waiting in Joyful Hope          Image result for free clip art advent

At Mass, after praying the Lord’s Prayer, we hear “. . . as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” This prayer reminds us that during Advent, we wait in joy, in hope, and in anticipation for the wonderful event we are about to experience—the feast of Christmas, the coming of Christ into our lives in new ways, the return of Christ in glory at the end of time. As the Church, we wait during Advent and look forward to celebrating the fact that God loves us so much that he sent his Son into the world to save us. This waiting is far from empty; rather, it is full of the hope that God promises us as we prepare for Christ in the feast of Christmas.

Feast of Immaculate Conception — Holy Day of obligation   Mass,  December 8    8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times:  Saturday, December 24 – 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.                                                                                                          Sunday, December 25 –  Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. only.


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