Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve

4pm in English at St Mary

4pm in English at Holy Cross Academy

6:30pm in Spanish at St Mary

6:30pm in English at Holy Cross Academy

8:30pm in English at St Mary

11pm Caroling at St Mary

12am Midnight Mass in English at St Mary

Christmas Day

7am in English at St Mary

8:30am in English at St Mary

10:30am in English at St Mary

12:30pm in English at St Mary


Advent Confession Schedule This Week

Advent Confession Schedule This Week

Monday, Dec. 17: After the 12noon Mass until 1pm AND 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, Dec. 18: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, Dec. 19: After the 12noon Mass until 1pm AND 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 20: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday, Dec. 21: After the 12noon Mass until 1pm AND 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 22: (LAST CONFESSIONS BEFORE CHRISTMAS) 8am-9am AND 3pm-4:30pm

From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,
3rd Sunday of Advent. This year the Panic Sunday for procrastinators when we realize there is only one more week until Christmas. No that isn’t the real name, but I think I like it! In fact, I am celebrating procrastination by keeping this space to a simple reminder:
What preparations did the Lord make for His coming? Only one thing: the perfect Immaculate Soul of His Mother. That’s it. They didn’t have a place to stay, they didn’t have a fancy hospital, or a perfectly prepared baby-room. I wish that we could be likewise prepared.
This week confessions will be available:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
6:30pm to 7:30pm (we will try to finish all that come and arrive before 7:30pm….).
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30pm to 1:00pm (After the Noon Mass) Expanding more daytime hours as a means of making sacrament more
Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30pm — (because they are normally scheduled here, this is the exception to the done at 7:30 listing above)
Saturday 8:00am to 9:00am — normal schedule
Saturday 3:00pm to 4:30pm — normal schedule with the bonus of starting an half-hour early to the normal schedule. (There is a 2pm wedding…. if you come for confessions, please wait in Narthex until wedding ends).
Find a spot and get ready for Jesus!!
But beware: the lines are much, much longer at the end of the week. That Saturday sessions will likely be the most packed by far.
Thanks for your responses to the survey. We already have more than 1000 put into the database to crunch the number. And the initial responses confirmed what I guessed at when I decided to add the MWF mid-day confessions this week. At least one thing surprised me…. but more on that when all data is collected. If you still haven’t filled out the survey, you can find a link on the parish website. The link will expire on Christmas, so please check it out if you would like to voice your opinion.
pax et boum,
Fr. John Mosimann
Parish Finance Survey

Parish Finance Survey

We are asking all St Mary adult parishioners and interested teen parishioners to fill out a survey regarding our parish finances.  The image below contains a link to our financial newsletter if you haven’t had a chance to see it. If you were unable to fill out a paper survey at Mass on the weekend of December 1-2, please click the SurveyMonkey link below  the image and fill it out online.  Thank you for your support of our parish community!