OPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, December 16, Second Sunday of Advent, "Invitation to Joy."
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
DAILY ADVENT REFLECTIONS - HOW WILL YOU PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS?
This Advent season, walk with Dr. Tim Gray on a journey of renewal to ready your heart for the coming of Christ. Each day of Advent, Dr. Gray will unpack the meaning of this season and its rich traditions, as well as offer practical advice for making this Advent your best yet. Click to view on FORMED.ORG
SAINT APOLLINARIS WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP
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."
BE SURE TO WISH FR. BALA HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Father Bala's birthday is Monday, December 17. On this day in 1777 France recognized the United States, in 1865 the "Unfinished Symphony" by Franz Schubert was first performed, in 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first controlled powered heavier-than-air flight, in 1938 Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission of Uranium, in 1969 the US Air Force closed "Project Blue Book," in 1989 the TV show "The Simpsons" premiered, and in 2014 the US and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations after more than 50 years.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CRAB DINNER AND DANCING - SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Hall on Napa Street. Featuring Showcase Band. No host bar – select wines by the bottle. Crab, pasta, sald, bread, dessert, coffee. Tickets: $55 each. Reservations required, groups welcome. Please get your tickets early. Call Bob Roche (707) 252-7871 or Connie (707) 255-7968. Proceeds benefit K of C Scholarship and Charity Programs.
PARISH AND SCHOOL CRAB FEED 2019, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: FATHER BALA'S EMAIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED
If you receive a suspicious email from Father Bala asking for gift cards or bank accounts, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. There is an ongoing investigation, and a copy of the email should be provided to Nini at the parish office (707) 257-2555. Please note: any and all donations will always come through the weekend collection or parish office.
DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!
11 DAYS OF PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – MARCH 18 - 28, 2019