December 3, 2023

First Sunday of Advent

Holy Name Society meeting Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Fr. McFarland will give a conference, with discussion and refreshments following. All men of the parish are encouraged to attend.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Friday, December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Morning Masses will be at 5:45 AM, 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM (Sung). Evening Mass at 6:30 PM.

Franciscan Third Order: Clothing ceremony for new Third Order Franciscan members will take place on Friday, December 8th at 10:00 AM in the Retreat Chapel.

Bourbon & Cigar Tasting: All men are invited to join the Holy Name Society for a Bourbon & Cigar Tasting Event on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 PM on the lawn by the Pieta statue. Details can be found on the bulletin board in the church vestibule.

Third Order Spiritual Conference will be held Saturday, December 9th at 9:30 AM in the Church. All parishioners who are members of a Third Order (SSPX, Dominican, Franciscan, Benedictine, Carmelite) are encouraged to attend.

Third Order of St. Francis monthly meeting will take place Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 AM in the Retreat Conference Room. For questions or further information, please contact Mrs. Maria McCaughey at 509-993-9918.

Second Collection schedule:  December 10th to benefit the Building Fund; December 17th for the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Thank you for your generosity.

Christmas Giving Tree Instructions. Please choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item, and deliver it 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.

Sunday Brunch for the Priory: Volunteers are needed to prepare Sunday Brunch for the Priory. Please show your appreciation to our Priests and Religious by cooking one meal for them! For more details and to sign up, please visit or contact Elizabeth at 480-244-1516. Thank you to all who help feed our Priory!

Field Closed: The entire church field has been re-seeded, therefore all activities on the field are suspended until at least December 9th. 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.

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.

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.

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.