Express Announcements ~ 27 December 2015

* The Parish Office will be closed from 4:30pm on December 31 until Saturday morning, January 2.

* Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. January 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation. Plan now to join us for one of our special Masses: Vigil Mass, 31 December, 6pm, New Year’s Day, January 1, 7am, 8:30am, 10:30 am, 12:30pm and 2pm in Spanish. There will be no 8pm First Friday Mass or Adoration.

* Conversation and Coffee: On January 3, volunteers from our Music, Usher, Manna and Cold Night Shelter ministries will be available in the Parish Life Center after the 10:30 am Mass offering information about their good works and how they serve or parish and community. Please join us.

* Religious Education Family Week: Family Week is the first week of classes in 2016, January 4-7. Parents join your children for class and make the occasion a memorable family activity! It will be based on our parish theme for this year: “People of Thankfulness Sowing Seeds of Mercy.”

* On January 5, we begin Bishop Barron’s 6-week series with Fr. Don on The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters !! See p. 7 for more information. The Study Guide for the program costs $20. Fr. Don needs to know if you are coming for planning purposes. RSVP by 4:30pm on December 31: call the office or email frrooney@stmaryfred.org and let us know if you will be joining us.