From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! This year’s list of 10 things I am thankful for:

  1. Holy Land Pilgrimage with family and parishioners — How many people are able to travel with their six of eight siblings to the Holy Land? I was a little afraid of what stories they might tell parishioners, but it seems that all parties have been having a great time. Picture below of my siblings, in-laws, and niece below!
  2. Powerful intercession of the saints — I baptized a baby who only lived 5 hours whose parents and I always text on All Saints Day. This year, I responded to them that I was now praying to their son for an impossible intention. Being baptized, he is already in heaven as a fact of Catholic Doctrine). Within 2 hours of my saying that prayer, news broke on twitter that the impossibility I had prayed for was going to happen!
  3. Veal Carpaccio – at one restaurant in Jerusalem we were served this! I know it is not a typical Mediterranean dish, but it is one of the best things I have ever eaten.
  4. Hummus — In the Holy Land it is served at most every meal and is so rich and creamy!
  5. Singing — my sisters seem to always break out in song. And St. Augustine said, “he who sings, prays twice.”
  6. Five priests — really, not many parishes are so blessed as to have five priests, and while we are each very different, we each have unique gifts!
  7. Your generosity — our recent coat drive was another example of your willingness to help your neighbor in need.
  8. Small favors like favorable weather.
  9. Big favors like good health.
  10. The end of the pandemic.

Thanks be to God!

pax,

Father John Mosimann

November 27, 2022
Advent and Christmas Season at St Mary

Advent and Christmas Season at St Mary

The Season of Advent at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

November 27: The First Sunday of Advent

Candle Light Mass at 7pm

December 4:  The Second Sunday of Advent

Candle Light Mass at 7pm

December 7: Vigil of the Immaculate Conception

Vigil Mass at 6pm and 7:30pm

December 8:  The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Mass at 6:30am, 9am, 12noon, 4pm in Latin, 6pm, and Bi-Lingual at 7:30pm

December 11:  The Third Sunday in Advent

Candle Light Mass at 7pm

December 14

Additional Advent Confessions from 11:30am- 12pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm

December 16

Additional Advent Confessions from 11:30am- 12pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm

December 17

 Confessions from 8am-8:30am and 3:30pm-4:30pm

December 18:  The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Candle Light Mass at 7pm

December 19-23: Week of the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Additional Advent Confessions from 11:30am- 12pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm

The Season of Christmas at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

 

December 24:  Christmas Eve

Mass in English at 4pm, 8:30pm and 12midnight at St Mary 

Mass in English at 4pm and 6:30pm at Holy Cross Academy

Mass in Spanish  at 6:30pm at St Mary

December 25: The Nativity of the Lord

Mass in English at 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am, and 12:30pm at St Mary

Mass in Spanish at 2:30pm at St Mary

December 31: The Vigil of Mary, the Mother of God

Mass in English at 5pm and 7pm at St Mary

Midnight Mass at 12am at St Mary

January 1: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mass in English at 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am, and 12:30pm, 5pm, and 7pm at St Mary

Mass in Spanish at 2:30pm at St Mary

Mass in English at 8:30am and 10:30am at Holy Cross Academy