Express Announcements ~ Dec. 15, 2013

Please be sure to visit the display of Handmade Olive Wood Carvings and other articles outside the Church after all the Masses this weekend! Every purchase you make supports our Bethlehem Christian families who continue to endure much hardship in the Holy Land.

Please note our special Advent Confession Schedule this coming week. Please plan to attend early in the season to avoid the last minute rush. We will hold Confession at

  • 7pm on: Tuesday, December 17; Wednesday, December 18; Thursday, December 19; Friday, December 20; and Monday, December 23.
  • We will also have our regularly scheduled Confessions on Saturday, December 21 at 8am and 3:30pm.
  • Confessions always end when a Mass begins.
  • There will be no additional Confessions after Monday evening, December 23.

Please see our Christmas Mass Schedule on page 6 of today’s bulletin.

SCRIP is on sale in the Parish Life Center after all Masses except Saturday 7pm and Sunday 2pm. SCRIP makes great stocking stuffers and teacher gifts! Please use SCRIP, and a percentage of what you spend will be applied to our school.

Help support the church and the community by purchasing a Christmas Tree through the Knights of Columbus. Trees and wreaths are available through December 22 until 8pm each day at St. Jude Catholic Church, 10725 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania.