My dear parishioners and friends,
As we approach the sacred Christmas season, I write to inform you of our schedule of Masses and Confessions for Christmas. Please Note: There are plenty of seats available on Christmas Day—which is not always the case on Christmas Eve. On the evening of Christmas Eve, there will be three Masses in English and one in Spanish: two Masses at 4:00 PM and 4:05 PM (in the Church Hall), and a Mass at 5:30 PM, in English. The Mass at 7:00 PM will be in Spanish. The Midnight Mass will be proceeded by a festival of music at 11:30 PM, with a Midnight Festival of Mass, Nativity of Christ, at 12:00 AM. There will be only three Masses on Christmas Day: 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, in English, and 12 PM in Spanish.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 is The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God (New Year’s Day). There will be a vigil Mass on Saturday, December 31 at 4:00 PM. The Masses on New Year’s Day, January 1, will be at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM— all in English.—and 12:00 Noon Mass in Spanish.
Extra opportunities for Confession will be provided the days before Christmas. In addition to the regular Saturday afternoon confessions at 2:30 PM, confessions will be heard on December 20th, Tuesday, from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM; December 22nd, Thursday, from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM; and Friday, December 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM and from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Extra confessors will be available for the evening confessions. Please note Confessions will be heard on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.
Deacon Gene Riotte, Deacon Tullio Ossa, Deacon Ed Pantalena and our entire staff join me in wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a happy, holy New Year. May the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you all.
Father Thomas Jeffrey Walsh