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Sat 6:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
En Español: 12:00 PM  de la tarde

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Office Hours for Christmas 2018

The Parish Office will close at noon on Friday, December 21, and remain closed until 9 am on Thursday, December 27. Have a safe and blessed Christmas Season.

Christmas Mass Schedule 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY MASS SCHEDULE

December 24th (Christmas Eve)

4:30 pm Youth Choir

5:00 pm Mass

7:00 pm Mass in Spanish

11:59 pm Midnight Mass

 

December 25th (Christmas Day)

9:00 am Mass at St Pat's

9:00 am Mass at Seven Dolors

Advent Confession Schedule 2018

Communal Penance

Tuesday, December 18 at 7 pm - at St Thomas More

Individual Confessions

Wednesday, December 19 at Noon and 5 pm

Thursday, December 20 at Noon and 6 pm

Saturday, December 22 at 4 pm

 

**After this the next opportunity for confessions will be on Thursday, December 27, at 5 pm.

Element Highlight

This week’s element highlight focuses on the beautiful depiction of Mary holding Christ’s body, otherwise known as “The Pieta.”

 

The word "Pieta" is Italian for pity or compassion - compassion we can readily see on the Blessed Virgin’s face. Michelangelo was not the first person to sculpt this scene, but his version is the one most widely recognized and emulated. The statue depicts a sorrowful Mary holding the body of her Son after he was taken down from the cross. Many interpretations are seen as being almost grotesque in their appearance. Our pieta is done in the renaissance revival style, similar to the famous Michelangelo one, to make it more in sync with our church's architecture. Dale Anderson found our statue at the same time and in the same place as our new back altar (more on that to follow soon!) It was used in a movie and was painted all one color. Dale was responsible for the restoration and repainting of the statue.

 

 

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