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OPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, December 9, Second Sunday of Advent, "Making Straight the Way of the Lord."
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG
HOLIDAY LOVE TREE - BRING IN THE GIFTS
SAINT APOLLINARIS WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP
LESSONS AND CAROLS - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:30 PM
Join us on Sunday, December 9, at 7:30 pm for a service of Lessons and Carols. In this service, we listen to Scripture lessons which recount the entirety of Salvation History: the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - MONDAYS AT 3:00 PM
Join our school students at 3:00 pm on Mondays to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of the Tabernacle. "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
PARISH ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7:00 PM
A parish service with individual confession opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Monday, December 10, at 7:00 pm in the church. Please note, there are also daily opportunities for individual reconciliation Monday through Saturday.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:00 PM
Students in grades 1 - 5 will present a special Christmas Program "The Birth of Jesus" on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the church. Family, friends, and all parishioners are invited. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the true meaning of Christmas.
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:00 PM
Students will present a special Christmas Program "The Birth of Jesus" on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the church. Family, friends, and all parishioners are invited. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the true meaning of Christmas.
HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7:00 PM
Loss of a loved one is always hard, and at Christmas it can seem crushing. It matters not if the loss was recent or in years past, for at this time of year the memories come flooding back. On Tuesday, December 18, at 7:00 pm in the church, we will decorate a tree with personalized angel ornaments in memory of our loved ones. Come write their names on the angel ornaments we provide and then during the service hang them on our trees. This time spent together helps make our deceased loved ones a part of our Christmas celebration.
CALLING ALL SHEPHERDS AND ANGELS - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE MASS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:00 PM
Children and their families are invited to be part of the Children's Christmas Eve Mass on Monday, December 24 at 5:00 pm for a special dramatization of the Christmas Story. Practice for Angels and Shepherds (K-3rd) Friday, December 21, 1:00 pm in the church. Choir practice (4th-8th) Friday, 1:00 pm in the parish hall.
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Masses for Christmas Eve are 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Masses for Christmas Day are 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 Noon.