* The second collection this week is our parish’s Christmas Collection for Special Charities. This year we are supporting (1) the Creche Orphanage in Bethlehem (in the Holy Land) through the Holy Land Christians’ Society, (2) two elementary school classrooms for the Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales’ school in Rocafuerte, Ecuador, and (3) building a fund to help pay for counseling for children whose families can’t afford it at Catholic Charities Family Services/Fredericksburg.
* Christmas Vigil Masses are at 4pm, (at the Church and HCA), 6:30pm (at the Church and HCA), and 8:30pm. A Festival of Carols will be held at 11pm before the Midnight Mass. Christmas Day Masses are at 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm (Spanish). Please note, there are NO Masses on Christmas Day at 5pm, nor 7:01pm.
* Parish offices will be closed from noon on Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26.
* SCRIP is on sale this weekend in the Parish Life Center after most Masses. Please use SCRIP and help our school.