Entries for November 2015
Advent Holy Hours and Confessions
Confessions will be heard during Holy Hours on
December 15 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm and on
December 19 from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. This opportunity will replace the annual Advent Reconciliation Service.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
These Holy Hours will open with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which will remain on the altar for adoration and private prayer until the end of the Holy Hour. Confessions will be heard during the hour. Of course you may remain in church for some or all of the hour.
Do you have to go to Confession if you come to this?
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. A Vigil Mass on December 7th will be celebrated at 5:30 pm and on December 8th Masses will be celebrated at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, Noon and 5:30 pm.
Holiday Memorial Service
The holiday season brings on powerful memories and emotions, and it can be a particularly painful time for those who have lost a child. If you have experienced this loss, or know someone who has, we want you to know about a special service to be held at Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Avenue, on Monday, December 7, at 7 p.m. The Holiday Memorial Service, now in its ninth year, is an interfaith offering sponsored by several area congregations—Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish—to provide a time and place for families to remember the child they lost. The holiday season is f...
Thursday, Dec. 17th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
We will hold our traditional Christmas luncheon (wear your green and red!).
Tom Fadula, accordionist with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, will thoroughly entertain us! The Kindergarten singers will serenade us. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite homemade Christmas cookies or baked item. Come prepared to sing some Christmas Carols! Sign-up in on the Saints and Sinners bulletin board. to be held in the Parish Commons.
Join Dr. Jill Zackrisson after the Vigil Mass at St. Bridget's on Saturday, December 5th, to learn more about Dignitas Health. Opening in the Spring of 2016, Dignitas Health will be a pro-Life family and women's health clinic operating in accordance with Catholic bioethics and providing NaPro Technology services, the only fertility treatment approved by the Catholic Church. Click here to join our Facebook Event page.
2015 Catholic Women’s Conference:
“WOMEN ON THE WAY”
November 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
For the third year the diocese is hosting a diocesan-wide Catholic Women’s Conference! This is a one-day conference for all women over 18 to come together for a day of fellowship, prayer, and learning.
The theme plays on the imagery of the great women of Scripture who constantly point the way to Christ. It also calls to mind the reality that women are often pulled in a million different ways by the demands of society, family, friends, faith, and whatever else deman...