December 25, 2022

The Nativity of Our Lord

Thank you. The priests and brothers would like to extend their sincere thanks to all those who contributed to making the Christmas liturgy so beautiful. The choir, decorators, and servers all did beautiful work for the glory of God and their efforts are much appreciated. Many thanks also to everyone who showered us so generously with gifts, cards, and prayers. We are very grateful, and you will all be in our prayers during this holy season.

Archconfraternity Enrollment will take place on Monday, December 26th at the 8:30 AM Sung Mass.

Blessing of Wine: The traditional blessing of wine will take place after both Masses on Tuesday, December 27th, the Feast of St. John the Evangelist.

Blessing of Children will take place after both Masses on Wednesday, December 28th for the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

Sunday, January 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times will be 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (sung Mass) and 11:00 AM.

Parish Picnic: All parishioners are invited to a parish picnic on Sunday, January 8th at 12:30 PM. The Holy Name Society will set up tables and chairs on the field. We ask each family to bring their own food and drink to feed themselves, plus extra to share, if you wish. Please bring games, balls, and equipment to share with everyone to provide a variety of entertainment. There will also be a Trivia Game (for ages 14 & up) at 3:00 PM. We will end with Vespers at 5:00 PM.  Come out and join your parish family on this Feast of the Holy Family!

Raffle for Altar Servers: The Holy Name Society is selling raffle tickets to purchase new cassocks and surplices for our altar boys. Tickets are $20; only 250 tickets will be sold. Grand prize is $1,000, second place prize is $250. The drawing will be held on the Feast of the Holy Family, Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Movie Night: The Nunc Dimittis invites all parishioners to a parish movie night on December 31st at 5:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center, featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Snacks and beverages will be provided. Donations will benefit seminarians of the parish.

The First Banns of Marriage are announced for Mr. Joseph Hotard of Livingston, TX and Miss Mikala Gross of Glendale, AZ, who plan to be married on January 14, 2023. Any persons knowing of any impediment to this union are obliged in conscience to notify the pastor as soon as possible.

OLOS Volleyball Tournament: Our Lady of Sorrows is hosting its 2nd Annual Volleyball Tournament on February 25, 2023, with both a Men’s and Women’s Division. Players must be at least 14. For more information or to register a team, please email [email protected] or contact Patricia Cerny at 785-844-0162. All are welcome!