Solemnity of the Nativity
of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Holy Day of Obligation

Monday, December 24th
Evening Mass at 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 25th
Morning Mass at 10:00 am

Pope Saint John XXIII’s Christmas Prayer
O sweet Child of Bethlehem,
grant that we may share with all our hearts
in this profound mystery of Christmas.
Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
for which they sometimes seek so desperately
and which you alone can give to them.
Help them to know one another better,
and to live as brothers and sisters, children of the same Father.
Reveal to them also your beauty, holiness and purity.
Awaken in their hearts love and gratitude for your infinite goodness.
Join them all together in your love.
And give us your heavenly peace.   Amen

 

Congratulations to the OLOG Religious Education students who took part in the second annual performance of the story of the Nativity of Jesus. 
Thank you to all who worked with the Edge and CCD students to make this Christmas celebration possible.  Also, a special thanks to everyone who supported this presentation by attending the performance.

Advent, which begins the liturgical year of the Catholic Church, is  the season of preparation for celebrating Christ's Birth as well as the prayerful, spiritual preparation for the second and final coming of the Lord.
The emphasis in the Mass and the daily prayers of this season is on the threefold coming of Christ:

The prophecies of His Incarnation and Birth
His coming into our lives through grace and the sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Holy Communion
And, His Second Coming at the end of time

Advent is a period of joyful expectation but also of penance, as indicated by the liturgical color of the season— purple.

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of December 2018

Evangelization:
In the Service of the Transmission of Faith: That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time. 

Feasts for December

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of December are:

December 2 - First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
December 3 - Francis Xavier, Memorial
December 6 - Nicholas, Optional Memorial
December 8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the United States of America , Solemnity
December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday
December 11 - Damasus I, Optional Memorial
December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast
December 13 - Lucy, Memorial
December 14 - John of the Cross, Memorial
December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
December 21 - Peter Canisius, Optional Memorial
December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
December 25 - Christmas, Solemnity
December 26 - Stephen, Feast
December 27 - John, Feast
December 28 - Holy Innocents, Feast
December 29 - Thomas Becket, Optional Memorial
December 30 - Holy Family, Feast
December 31 - Sylvester I, Optional Memorial

The Mass: An Introduction is presented by the Archdiocese of Mobile in association with 4PM Media. The series features Archbishop Rodi with Fr. Victor Ingalls, Dr. Norman McCrummen, and Dr. Allison Meyer. The series asks four questions:
1. Why worship on Sundays?
2. Why a meal?
3. Why do we worship the way we do?
4. Why does the extraordinary come to us in ordinary ways?

 

Part One

 

Part Two

 

Part Three

 

Part Four

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