December 10, 2023

Second Sunday of Advent

Bookstore: All items in the bookstore are 20% off today only, December 10th. Stop by to see the many new items and gifts available for Christmas.

Men’s Ignatian Retreat starts tomorrow. Please keep silence on the retreat grounds this week. Please keep the retreatants in your prayers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast: There will be Benediction in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 PM. Please join us outside on the grass by the Pieta statue after Benediction for Mexican pan dulce (sweet bread) and hot chocolate. 

Church Tile Cleaning: The church floor tile will be professionally cleaned on Friday, December 15th beginning at 9:30 AM. The church will be closed until the cleaning is completed in the afternoon.

Christmas Giving Tree: Please turn in all purchased giving tree items to the church office (WRAPPED, with the ornament attached) by December 15, 2023. Please include a gift receipt, if appropriate. Thank you for your generosity.

Field Closed: The entire church field has been re-seeded, therefore all activities on the field are suspended until December 16th. This includes all regularly scheduled soccer/volleyball games and other events. All persons are asked to stay off the field. We also ask parents to please ensure your children do not go into or around the field after Mass, Benediction, school, etc.

Second Collection schedule: December 17th for the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Thank you for your generosity.

Christmas Decorating: Decorating the church for Christmas will take place Sunday, December 17th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, followed by Vespers in the Church. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 PM in Boyle Hall. Please join us for this family-friendly event and bring a dessert or drink to share. Many hands make light (and enjoyable!) work.

Baby Bottle Fundraiser: Next weekend we will kickoff a fundraiser to support the Aid to Women Center, a Catholic, Pro-Life Pregnancy Center that provides medical care, counseling, education, resources, and material assistance to women in need. Please pick up one of their baby bottles next Sunday, December 17th, fill it with a check, cash or coins, and return by January 7th. Thank you for supporting this worthy organization!

Thank you to all who donated items and supported the Christmas Boutique and Giving Tree to help those of the parish in need. Through your generosity, we are able to fulfill the needs of eight families and raise $4,300 for the Poor & Needy fund.

Floriani, a men’s vocal ensemble, will offer an Advent concert at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Thursday, December 21st at 7:30 PM, following Benediction. All parishioners are invited to experience traditional sacred music performed in our very own church.

Academy Christmas performance is Friday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center. All parishioners are invited to attend.

Christmas Novena of Masses: Christmas cards with the gift of a novena of Masses can be found in the vestibule. Donations will benefit the building fund and may be turned into the church office, bookstore, or placed in the collection basket, no later than December 22nd. The novena of Masses will begin with the Christmas Midnight Mass.  

Christmas Mass, Monday, December 25, 2023:

Midnight (12:00 AM)

7:30 AM

10:00 AM

Confession Schedule:

Sunday, December 24th:    during all the Masses

Sunday, December 24th:    10:00 PM

Monday, December 25th:   during all the Masses