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Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule

Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule

Friday December 8 in the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation.  The Mass schedule is:

Thursday December 7: 6pm and 7:30pm Vigil Masses

Friday December 8: 6:30am, 9am, 12pm, 4pm Latin at St Mary, 5pm at Holy Cross Academy, 6pm at St Mary, 7:30pm BiLingual at St Mary.

From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor


Advent is here! I encourage you to pick up a Magnificat Advent Companion that we set out last week. This is great little devotional. Reminder that the 7 pm Sunday Masses are Candlelight Masses on Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 31st. Yes… that means the 24th will be different, b/c it is Christmas Eve!

Speaking of Christmas Eve, get ready to go to two Masses in those days. Sorry, but there is no ’two-fer’ Mass that covers both days. Details are with the Christmas schedule, but be prepared to go to a Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent, but also one for Christmas! Because Christmas Eve Masses will bump out some of our usual Sunday Masses, we will have extra Masses on Saturday Dec 23rd at Holy Cross Academy… but check out the schedule for details.

Also, this weekend the Marian Antiphon changes to the Alma Redemptoris Mater. I personally found this one the hardest for me to learn, but I think I have it down now. It is only around for Advent and Christmas seasons, so we don’t have as long to learn it.

If you wold like to hear it sung, here is a nice version on youtube (with a shortened link):

Also, I think this translation from Wikepidia captures the meaning:

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,
who remains the accessible Gateway of Heaven, and Star of the Sea,
Give aid to a falling people
that strives to rise;
O Thou who begot thy holy Creator,
while all nature marvelled,
Virgin before and after
receiving that “Ave” from the mouth of Gabriel, have mercy on sinners.

May this Advent season be truly blessed for you and your family.


Father John Mosimann

December 3, 2023